Congratulations to Dr. Zhuowen (Ben) Zhang

April 26, 2024

Congratulations to Zhuowen (Ben) Zhang for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "Forward modeling of cluster systematics for cluster cosmology".

Congratulations to Dr. Mandy Chen

April 23, 2024

Congratulations to Mandy Chen for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on "Toward a Physical Understanding of the Dynamic Circumgalactic Medium"

Congratulations to Dr. Jason Poh

April 22, 2024

Congratulations to Jason Poh for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "Strong Gravitational Lensing Science in the Era of Large Astronomical Surveys".

Congratulations to alumni!

April 18, 2024

Congratulations to alumni Will Cerny (BS, 2022; graduate student at Yale) and Sadie Seddon-Stettler (BS, 2022; graduate student at Cornell) for their National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Awards.

Congratulations Astro Students!

April 16, 2024

Audrey Scott (BS, 2024) has been awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

Jason Wu (BS, 2025) has been awarded a DAAD summer Research Internship in Science and Engineering (RISE) with the Multiphase Gas Group at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Germany.

Congratulations to Dr. Maya Mallaby-Kay

April 12, 2024

Congratulations to Maya Mallaby-Kay for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on "Probing the Large Scale Structure of our Universe with the Atacama Cosmology Telescope".

Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Bryant

April 10, 2024

Congratulations to Andrea Bryant for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on "HYPOTHETICAL ICY MOON SEISMIC PROFILES FOR COMPARISON TO FUTURE SEISMIC DATA"

Rafael Luque and Lily Zhao were awarded NASA Hubble Fellowships

April 2, 2024

Rafael Luque  "Understanding the origin and nature of sub-Neptunes" and Lily Zhao "Enabling Radial Velocity Detection of Earth-Twins Through Data-Driven Algorithms and Community Collaboration"

“Initial results from South Pole Telescope SPT-3G camera hint at future insights about our universe”, UChicago News

February 29, 2024

New data on the cosmic microwave background released from upgrade with 10 times more detectors

“Summary of a Life in Observational Ultraviolet/Optical Astronomy” by Donald G. York

February 9, 2024

My main science research is of an observational nature, concerning Galactic and intergalactic interstellar gas. Highlights for me included my work on the orbiting telescope Copernicus, including the discovery of interstellar deuterium; early observations of absorption associated with five-times ionized oxygen; and discoveries concerning the phases of gas in the local interstellar medium, based on previously unobservable interstellar UV spectral lines.

Dean Angela Olinto Named Provost of Columbia University

February 8, 2024

Angela Olinto, Dean of the Physical Sciences Division, and Professor in A&A, EFI, and Senior Member of the KICP will become the next provost of Columbia University.

“U. of C. contest seeks astronomy art from South Side students”, Hyde Park Herald

February 5, 2024

Astrophysicists and astronomers at the University of Chicago are holding an art contest with the aim of connecting more South Side kids to the cosmos.

“Final supernova results from Dark Energy Survey offer unique insights into expansion of universe”, UChicago News

January 18, 2024

For six years, the Dark Energy Survey catalogued the night sky with this telescope in Chile.

“Scientists find an unusual star that hints at a new way stars can die”, UChicago News

January 11, 2024

Discovery by UChicago astrophysicists may change our picture of how stars explode and elements are made

John Carlstrom has been awarded the Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics

January 11, 2024

University of Chicago astrophysicist celebrated for work investigating the cosmic microwave background for clues about the early universe.