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Dr. Joanne Hughes Clark Awarded Collaborative Murdock Trust Grant

April 15, 2022

Physics Professor Dr. Hughes Clark and colleagues from other institutions will use funding to identify signatures of the disruption and dissolution of global clusters in the Milky Way.      

Congratulations to Joanne Hughes Clark, PhD, associate professor of Physics, who— in partnership with colleagues at College of Idaho, St. Martin’s University and Western Washington University—was recently awarded funds from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust Research Across Institutions for Scientific Empowerment (RAISE) program.

Funding will support the team in studying extra-tidal stars surrounding 20 globular clusters in the inner Milky Way.

A total of eight SU undergraduate researchers will be supported over the 3-year award, several of whom will also have the opportunity to travel to the Apache Point Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico. Congratulations to Dr. Hughes Clark and her colleagues.