About the Begelman Group

Mitch Begelman is a Professor in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Fellow of JILA. His research interests are in theoretical and high energy astrophysics.

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Mitchell Begelman
December 09, 2020: Mitch Begelman named CU Distinguished Professor

Mitch Begelman becomes the 5th JILA Fellow to be named a Distinguished Professor named CU Distinguished Professor.


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May 31, 2017: Eric Coughlin Wins 2016 IAU Thesis Prize

Eric Coughln has been named winner of the 2016 Ph.D. Thesis Prize from the High Energy Phenomena and Fundamental Physics Division of the International Astronomical Union. He will receive the prize at the next IAU General Assemply, which will be held in Vienna in August 2018. Coughlin is also winner of the 2017 Dissertation Prize from the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the American Astronomical Society. 


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August 04, 2016: Eric Coughlin Wins 2016 R. N. Thomas Award

Eric Coughlin has won the 2016 R. N. Thomas Award. The $1000 award comes from a fund established by Dr. Nora Andreasian, the widow of JILA co-founder Dick Thomas. Coughlin will also receive a book about Thomas’ storied career in astrophysics.


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