Astrophysics Research Group

The Creighton astrophysics research group focuses on observational-based studies of active galactic nuclei (AGN), also known as quasars.  AGN are the energetic cores of galaxies that are emitting tremendous amounts of radiation over a broad range of the electromagnetic spectrum, powered by the accretion of matter into supermassive blackholes.  The group's current research involves studies of high velocity, energetic mass outflows that are observed in some AGN.

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Dr. Seger wins APS award for Mentoring Undergraduate Researchers

Janet Seger, Professor and Chair of the Department of Physics in the College of Arts and Sciences at Creighton University was recently awarded the 2011 American Physics Society Award for Faculty Working with Undergraduate Researchers. This award is given annually to a physicist whose research in an undergraduate setting has achieved wide recognition and contributed significantly to physics and who has contributed substantially to the professional development of undergraduate physics students.

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