Prof. Battersby’s work has been highlighted in the media:
- 2021 How Stuff Works: Gravitational Constant Is the “G” in Newton’s Law of Universal Gravitation
- 2021 Ask a Scientist Podcast: Dr. Cara Battersby — Stars and the Universe
- 2021 Universe Today: The Core of the Milky Way is an Extreme Place
- 2021 Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian Weekly Science Update: Cold Dust Cores in the Central Zone of the Milky Way
- 2020 NASA Goddard Feature: Piercing the Dark Birthplaces of Massive Stars with Webb
- 2019 Sky & Telescope: Astronomers Dream Big, Consider Four Future Space Telescopes
- 2018 UConn Today: Researcher Profile
- 2018 Nature: Nature Research Awards for Inspiring Science
- 2018 Forbes: NASA’s Next Flagship Mission May Be a Crushing Disappointment for Astrophysics
- 2017 phys.org: The Lifetimes of Massive Star-Forming Regions
- 2017 UConn Eclipse Viewing Press:
- 2016 phys.org: The Milky Way’s central molecular zone
- 2016 SciTechDaily: Astronomers Take A Closer Look at the Milky Way’s Central Molecular Zone
- 2016 Astronomy Now: Unravelling the Milky Way’s Central Molecular Zone
- 2016 United Press International: New study details skeleton of the Milky Way galaxy
- 2015 Astrobites: The Skeleton of the Milky Way
- 2015 AAS Nova: Companions for “Nessie” in the Milky Way’s Skeleton
- 2015 Sky & Telescope: Making Massive Stars
- 2015 space.com: Milky Way `Bones Could Reveal Secrets About Our Galaxy
- 2014 Sky & Telescope: Cooking up High-Mass Stars
A number of students in my PHYS2701 class have turned their classroom-Astrobites into real, bonified published Astrobites!
- Collision Course – A Discussion About Life Threatening Near-Earth Objects by Alex Iamartino in 2020.
- The Incredible Women of Hidden Figures by Amanda Zettler in 2020. (Fun fact, this is one of the 10 most viewed Astrobites of 2020! Wow! Well done Amanda!)
- Meteor Showers and Common Misconceptions by Laura Marseglia in 2020.
- Viability of Inhabiting the Galilean Moons by Nathan Wetherell in 2020.
- Can We Look Forward to Vacations on TRAPPIST-1? by Payal Shah in 2020.
- Communication with Other Intelligent Life by Matt Joy in 2020.
- The Harvard Computers by Jillian Hyland in 2019.
Prof. Cara Battersby has also given 7 invited review/keynote talks, 49 invited conference presentations and colloquiua, and more than 13 invited public talks. Her full list is available on her CV. Some of them have been recorded and can be viewed below.
Intro to my Research Group for UConn first-year graduate students on January 29, 2021: The Milky Way Laboratory
I was a member of the Science and Technology Development Team for the Origins Space Telescope Mission Concept with NASA. I gave a short presentation on our mission concept at the Simon’s Foundation Center for Computational Astrophysics in June 2019:
I was shortlisted for a Nature Inspiring Science Award in 2018:
Center for Astrophysics | Harvard-Smithsonian Observatory Nights on April 21, 2016: The Wild West of Star Formation .
I was invited to the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) in Santa Barbara to participate in the Cold Universe workshop in 2016. As part of this visit, I gave an interactive talk on my research that can be viewed on their website (https://online.kitp.ucsb.edu/online/colduniv16/battersby/rm/jwvideo.html).