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20 May 2022: A happy and proud day today: my last PhD student at Peking University successfully defended his thesis -- SUN Weijia: Stellar rotation and binarity: the missing piece in star clusters and stellar populations

19 May 2022: Richard was quoted extensively in a new feature article in Research information on Pandemic brings preprints into the spotlight.

12 May 2022: Expert reaction: First images of a black hole in our galaxy (with a quote from Richard)

May 2022: The intrinsic reddening of the Magellanic Clouds as traced by background galaxies. III. The Large Magellanic Cloud , Bell C.P.M., Cioni M.-R.L., Wright A.H., Nidever D.L., Chiang I-D., Choudhury S., Groenewegen M.A.T., Pennock C.M., Choi Y., de Grijs R., Ivanov V.D., Massana P., Nanni A., Noël N.E.D., Olsen K., van Loon J.T., Vivas A.K., Zaritsky D., 2022, MNRAS, re-submitted; arXiv:2205.04406

29 April 2022: How to recognise invitations of a potentially "predatory" nature, de Grijs R., 2022, AuthorAID blog post

April 2022: Search for OB associations in Gaia early Data Release 3, Chemel A.A., de Grijs R., Glushkova E.V., Dambis A.K., 2022, MNRAS, re-submitted

28 April 2022: "Utilize Social Media to Endorse Publications, DPIS IPB University: More Benefits" -- my Enago webinar hit the news via TribunNews Bogor (in Bahasa Indonesian)

April 2022: The role of binarity and stellar rotation in the split main-sequences of NGC 2422, He C., Sun W., Li C., Li L., Shao Z., Zhong J., Chen L., de Grijs R., Tang B., Qin S., Randriamanakoto Z., 2022, ApJ, submitted

April 2022: Statistics of BY Draconis Chromospheric Variable Stars, Chahal D., de Grijs R., Kamath D., Chen X., 2022, MNRAS, submitted

29 March 2022: "Stellar motions reveal backbone of the Large Magellanic Cloud" -- check out the latest breakthrough by our international research team: AIP press release

23 March 2022: Richard was among the prize winners (a runner-up) of the 2022 Past Forward essay competition!

12 March 2022: Richard represented Macquarie University at the Opening Ceremony of the FRC Southern Cross Regional competition in Wollongong.

March 2022: The VMC survey. XLVI. Stellar proper motions within the centre of the Large Magellanic Cloud, Niederhofer F., Cioni M.-R.L., Schmidt T., Bekki K., de Grijs R., Ivanov V.D., Oliveira J.M., Ripepi V., Subramanian S., van Loon J.T., 2022, MNRAS, 512, 5423; arXiv:2203.14369

March 2022: AstroTalk: Behind the news headlines (Now you see them, now you don't: the elusive nature of nearby black holes), de Grijs R., The Amateur Astronomer, May 2022, in press (in Chinese; English version)

1 March 2022: Offensive or Inclusive Language in Scientific Communication?, de Grijs R., 2022, Guest Post on the Scholarly Kitchen blog

March 2022: Our strong and ongoing collaboration between Macquarie University and NAOC Beijing was highlighted by ACAMAR (the Australia--China Consortium for Astrophysical Research) as a good example of Australia--China engagement in stellar astrophysics: Success story

February 2022: The VMC Survey. XLVIII. Classical Cepheids unveil the 3D geometry of the LMC, Ripepi R., Chemin L., Molinaro R., Cioni M.-R.L., Bekki K., Clementini G., de Grijs R., De Somma G., El Youssoufi D., Girardi L., Groenewegen M.A.T., Ivanov V.D., Marconi M., McMillan P.J., van Loon J.T., 2022, MNRAS, 512, 563; arXiv:2203.01780

Februuary 2022: "Tenpence" -- A matter of life, death or transportation, de Grijs R., 2022, Past Forward, in press; selected as prize winning entry in the 2022 Barbara O'Neill Local History Writing Competition (Wigan, UK)

February 2022: The VMC survey. XLVII. Turbulence-controlled hierarchical star formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud, Miller A.E., Cioni M.-R.L., de Grijs R., Sun N.-C., Bell C.P.M., Choudhury S., Ivanov V.D., Marconi M., Oliveira J., Petr-Gotzens M., Ripepi V., van Loon J.T., 2022, MNRAS, 512, 1196; arXiv:2202.09267

February 2022: The unexpected appearance of Dawes' Observatory on the "1808 Sydney Cove Map", de Grijs R., 2022, J. Astron. Hist. Heritage, 25, 97

February 2022: Decoding the bifurcated red-giant branch as a tracer of multiple stellar populations in the young Large Magellanic Cloud cluster NGC 2173, Kapse S., de Grijs R., Kamath D., Zucker D.B., 2022, ApJL, 927, L10; arXiv:2202.08022

14 February 2022: Join us for this year's first free AuthorAID webinar on Hot topics in publishing ethics, chaired by yours truly. (recording)

7 February 2022: When governments don't get along, scientists are key, de Grijs R., 2022, AuthorAID blog post

February 2022: AstroTalk: Behind the news headlines (The Universe is composed of mass, energy and ... information?), de Grijs R., The Amateur Astronomer, February 2022, 62-66 (in Chinese; English version)

21 January 2022: LAMOST reveals secret of stellar rotation of hot stars -- a neat story based on two significant papers by my PhD student Weija Sun!

January 2022: Historical Chinese efforts to determine longitude at sea, de Grijs R., 2022, J. Astron. Hist. Heritage, 25, 54; arXiv:2201.08467

January 2022: The VMC survey. XLV. Proper motion of the outer LMC and the impact of the SMC, Schmidt T., Cioni M.-R.L., Niederhofer F., Bekki K., Bell C.P.M., de Grijs R., El Youssoufi D., Ivanov V.D., Oliveira J.M., Ripepi V., van Loon J.T., 2022, A&A, in press; arXiv:2201.10018

January 2022: Stellar chromospheric variability, de Grijs R., Kamath D., 2022, Scholarly Community Encyclopedia entry

2 January 2022: Year in Review -- Billionaire-Driven Space Tourism Bloomed In 2021, Presenting New Questions of Wastefulness; Richard was interviewed by Sputnik News (but the interview was published first on News Ghana).

News from previous years: 2021; 2020; 2019; 2018; 2017; 2016; 2015; 2014; 2013

Networking and Development

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