January 31, 2023
Combining data from the Dark Energy Survey and the South Pole Telescope, scientists piece together a coherent story of the Universe from galaxy and CMB surveys. These are some of the most stringent tests of the standard cosmological model using cross-correlations of independent data sets.
January 28, 2023
Robert Rosner likes big questions.
How could nuclear power help humanity in a warming climate? How can physicists better explain their work to the public? And why are magnetic fields… well, everywhere? “The nerve of them, being so ubiquitous,” he says.
January 11, 2023
Using data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, scientists have identified an Earth-size world, called TOI 700 e, orbiting within the habitable zone of its star – the range of distances where liquid water could occur on a planet’s surface. The world is 95% Earth’s size and likely rocky.
“UChicago graduate turns their fascination with space into children’s book about aliens”, by Jessica Guo, UChicago News
January 10, 2023
Joalda Morancy, who studied astronomy and astrophysics, takes readers on journey through solar system and beyond
January 5, 2023
Mandy Chen was born and raised in Guizhou Province, Southwest China. Before coming to the University of Chicago she was studying at the University of Hong Kong, where she got bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics and astronomy. This is her fifth year as a PhD student in astronomy and astrophysics. Her research focuses on observations of the diffuse circumgalactic medium—the outermost envelopes of galaxies. She says she “seeks to better understand the dynamical state of this diffuse gas, and its connection to the star-formation/supermassive blackhole activities of galaxies and the cosmic baryon cycle in general.”
“How Star Collisions Forge the Universe’s Heaviest Elements”, by Sanjana Curtis, Scientific American
December 15, 2022
Scientists have new evidence about how cosmic cataclysms forge gold, platinum and other heavy members of the periodic table
December 9, 2022
Assistant Professor Leslie Rogers has been awarded the J. and J. Neubauer Faculty Development Fellowship in the College for 2022-2023.
December 5, 2022
Dan Fabrycky has been promoted from Associate Professor to Professor in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the College.
November 28, 2022
Madison is currently studying exoplanets, which are planets that aren’t in our solar system. Most of her work is observational, using telescopes and data analysis.
November 22, 2022
Study suggests answer to “radius valley” mystery in the field of exoplanet studies.
November 18, 2022
New measurements paint detailed portrait of an exoplanet’s atmosphere.
“Student uses NASA data to reveal new details on planets in other solar systems”, UChicago News, by Louise Lerner
November 7, 2022
Study by Jared Siegel, UChicago ’22, sets upper limits on the masses of 50 exoplanets.
November 7, 2022
Harper Learmonth has been selected as a 2022-2023 Quad Faculty Research Grant recipient to serve as an undergraduate research assistant with Professor Rogers.
October 27, 2022
Prof. Abigail Vieregg and her students build instruments to detect the highest energy neutrinos.
October 27, 2022
Abigail Vieregg received a Moore Foundation Experimental Physics Investigators Initiative Award for instrumentation development to advance the detection of the highest energy neutrinos.