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WVU Postdoctoral Researcher led international team using NASA’s Chandra X-ray telescope to identify and image the first wind nebula around a radio pulsar

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Magnetar outbursts are one of the most energetic phenomena in the Universe. Steady outflow of ejected particles from magnetars, known as magnetar wind nebulae, are rare and how these outbursts impact their environment is still an open question. Researchers at WVU have found the first evidence of the effects of magnetar outbursts on a compact nebula surrounding a young radio pulsar.

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Matteo Luisi moves into the fall semester as Assistant Professor at Westminster College

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Dr. Matteo Luisi will begin the new academic year with a position as Assistant Professor in the Physics Department at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA.  In his inaugural year, he will be teaching Foundations Physics (an algebra-based introductory physics course designed for incoming freshmen), and Computational Physics.  He will also be working on revitalizing and managing the onsite Planetarium in which he hopes to have public shows featured in the fall.  His long term goals are to use the Planetarium for community outreach projects and to assist in teaching.

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