News

  • March 2023: Catherine, Haocheng, and Collette passed their RP. Congrats!
  • December 15, 2023: Chase defended his thesis. Congrats, Dr. Schultz!!!
    • Thesis: Rotational Spectroscopy of Prebiotic Molecules.
  • November 2023:  Ruby and Alex have joined the Widicus Weaver Group.  Welcome!
  • November 2023: Morgan and Will’s paper was published in the Astrophysical Journal!
  • August 2023:  Alejandra and Annika have joined the Widicus Weaver Group.  Welcome!
  • August 15, 2023: Catherine Walker won the ACS Fall 2023 National Meeting Outstanding Student Poster Award. Congrats!
  • July 2023: Will and Morgan’s paper was published in the Astrophysical Journal!
  • July 2023: Catherine Walker received the ACS Women Chemists Committee Eli Lilly Travel Award. Congrats!
  • June 7, 2023: Dr. Katarina Yocum won the 2023 Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) Dissertation Prize. Congrats Katarina!
  • May 2023: Chase’s paper was published in the Journal of Molecular Spectroscopy!
  • May 1, 2023: Prof. Ewine van Dishoeck from Leiden University visited our laboratory and gave a talk at Whitford Lecture.
  • April 24, 2023: Dr. Dariusz (Darek) Lis from NASA JPL and Caltech visited our laboratory and gave a talk at Astronomy Colloquium.
  • April 2023:  Collette Sarver and Haocheng Liang passed their TBE. Yay!
  • April 13, 2023: Prof. Susanna Widicus Weaver gave a talk on the Astronomy Investiture Panel of Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin.
  • April 13, 2023: Carter Brown has joined the Widicus Weaver Group. Welcome!
  • March 2023: Jonathan Rebelsky and Will Thompson passed their RP, and Catherine Walker passed her TBE. Congrats!
  • December 2022:  Riana Smith has joined the Widicus Weaver Group.  Welcome!
  • October 2022: Hayley Bunn’s paper was published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A!
  • September 23, 2022: The Widicus Weaver Group hosted an open house for over 60 faculties and staff to celebrate the occupancy of our new laboratory!
  • August 11, 2022: Group Alum Dr. Brian Hays visited our new laboratory and met Bucky Badger!
  • June 30, 2022: Jonathan Rebelsky passed his TBE. Happy July, Jonathan!
  • May 26, 2022: Colton Moore passed his TBE. Let’s go, Colton!
  • May 2, 2022: Connor Wright defended his thesis and became Dr. Wright. Congrats, Connor!!!
    • Thesis: Millimeter/Submillimeter Wavelength Spectroscopy Of Prebiotic Interstellar Molecules With Complex Internal Motion.
  • April 25, 2022: Will Thompson passed his TBE. Yay Will!
  • April 13, 2022: Hayley Bunn defended her thesis and became Dr. Bunn. Congrats, Hayley!!!
    • Thesis: Rotational Spectroscopy of Nitrogen and Chlorine Containing Species to Guide Interstellar and Planetary Observations.
  • February 2022: Connor’s paper was published on ACS Earth Space Chem!
    • Wright, C. J.; Smith, R. N.; Kroll, J. A.; Shipman, S. T.; Widicus Weaver, S. L. “Extending the Millimeter/Submillimeter Wave Spectrum of Ground State Pyruvic Acid for Comparison to Astronomical Data.” ACS Earth and Space Chemistry 2022, 6 (3), 482–495.
  • January 7, 2022: Katarina Yocum defended her thesis and became Dr. Yocum. Woohoo, Kat!!!
    • Thesis: The Development and Application of SubLIME: Sublimation of Laboratory Ices Millimeter/submillimeter Experiment.
  • December 2021:  Haocheng Liang, Collette Sarver, and Catherine E. Walker have joined The Widicus Weaver research group.  Welcome new graduate students!
  • November 2020:  Colton Moore, Jonathan Rebelsky, and Will Thompson have joined The Widicus Weaver research group.  Welcome new graduate students!
  • November 2020:  Hayley’s paper was accepted for publication!
    • Bunn H. A., Schultz C. P., Widicus Weaver S. L. “Laser-Induced Chemistry Observed During 248 nm VUV Photolysis of an O3 and CH3NH2 Mixture.”  The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, accepted, 2020.
  • October 2020:  Susanna was interviewed by UW-Madison L&S about the recent report of phosphine on Venus:
  • October 2020:  We have achieved “first light” with our rebuilt flow cell spectrometer.  We are back in the business of taking spectra!
  • August 2020:  The Widicus Weaver research group arrives at UW-Madison!
  • May 2020:  Susanna Widicus Weaver arrives at UW-Madison!