UI student wins Goldwater Scholarship

A University of Iowa third-year student studying astronomy, physics, and mathematics has been named a 2020 Goldwater Scholar.

Emily Silich, of Epworth, Iowa, performs research with UI Professor of Physics and Astronomy Philip Kaaret on the HaloSat project, an astrophysics mission in collaboration with NASA that searches the Milky Way's galactic halo for missing matter.

Most recently, Silich used HaloSat data to investigate the X-ray spectrum of the Vela Supernova Remnant. She says being involved in research as an undergraduate has helped her in numerous ways.

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