An astronomy doctoral candidate whose software automated the search for small planets has been named the ARCS Foundation Honolulu 2016 Scholar of the Year. Benjamin “BJ” Fulton received the 2016 Columbia ARCS Award in Astronomy. He was one of 12 University... Read more
University of Hawai‘i scholar Jouran Posner attended the Keystone Symposium on B Cells at the Intersection of Innate and Adaptive Immunity over the summer, thanks to funding from her ARCS/Roche Foundation Award in Medicine. She was invited to give a short talk on her research in addition to her poster... Read more
Glen M. Chew’s research has identified a way to “release the brakes” and reverse defects in viral-specific immune cells that keep them from killing HIV-infected cells. Chew received the Honolulu Chapter’s 2016 Koenig Award in Medicine.
First hypothesized in 1933, dark matter is believed to make up a little more than a quarter of all the matter in the universe. It cannot be seen, but its presence is inferred from the gravitational affect it has on the smaller quantity of visible matter. A promising candidate for... Read more
Expansion of the Universe may be accelerating, but so is our understanding, thanks to R. Brent Tully, ARCS Foundation Honolulu Chapter’s 2016 Scientist of the Year. Tully is considered a father of modern observational cosmology for 40 years of doing “cosmology up close” at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa’s... Read more