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Vol. 11, No. 20

American Mathematical Society honors Harold Widom

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Enormous halo of red giant stars discovered around Andromeda

Photo of Andromeda galaxy

Astronomers have found an enormous halo of stars bound to the Andromeda galaxy, our nearest large galactic neighbor. The discovery, reported this week at the American Astronomical Society meeting, suggests Andromeda is as much as five times larger than astronomers previously thought. [More]

Alumna's new book puts an international face on feminism

Photo of Chinese sisters

UCSC alumna Sasha Su-Ling Welland's new book tells the stories of her grandmother and great aunt, spirited and competitive Chinese sisters who flouted convention as successfully as their Western counterparts, the familiar "flappers" of the Roaring '20s. [More]