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2021

Congratulations to Dr. Gregory Gilbert

September 15, 2021

Congratulations to Gregory Gilbert for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "Toward an Accurate Census of Exoplanets and Exoplanetary Systems" (PhD Advisor: Daniel Fabrycky)


Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Neil

September 15, 2021

Congratulations to Andrew Neil for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "Constraining Exoplanet Composition Demographics with  Large-scale Surveys" (PhD Advisor: Leslie Rogers).


Noel Swerdlow, one of the ‘greatest scholars’ of the history of science, 1941-2021

August 3, 2021

Expert on ancient scientists remembered for mathematical rigor, intellectual imagination.
Prof. Emeritus Noel M. Swerdlow, a distinguished historian of science and the world’s foremost expert on Ptolemy and Copernicus, died July 24. He was 79.


“Event Horizon Telescope takes pioneering image of massive jet spewing from black hole”, UChicago News

July 26, 2021

UChicago-led South Pole Telescope helps pinpoint location of supermassive black hole in galaxy Centaurus A


Congratulation to Astrophysics Class of 2021!

June 17, 2021

Students’ final year of undergraduate study is filled with opportunities to make fond memories while preparing for life after their time at the College.


“Solving the biggest mysteries of our universe, with Dan Hooper”,  UChicago News

June 3, 2021

Cosmologist discusses what happened after the Big Bang, ‘breaking’ the Standard Model of Physics


“Dark Energy Survey releases most precise look yet at the universe’s evolution”, UChicago News

June 1, 2021

The Dark Energy Survey mapped an eighth of the night sky from a mountaintop in Chile.


Congratulations to Chihway Chang, Brian Nord, and Lindsey Bleem

May 27, 2021

Congratulation to the winners of the Department of Energy Early Career Awards:  Chihway Chang, Brian Nord, and Lindsey Bleem.

 


“UChicago announces 2021 winners of Quantrell and Graduate Teaching Awards”, UChicago News

May 26, 2021

Prof. Daniel Fabrycky received a Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship


“A UChicago astronomer’s decades-long quest to map millions of stars”,  by Natalie Lund, UChicago News

May 22, 2021

Sloan Digital Sky Survey founder Richard Kron leaves legacy of scientific discovery and education


Congratulations to Gourav Khullar

May 4, 2021

Gourav Khullar, graduate student,  has been awarded a Physical Sciences Teaching Prize for 2020-2021.


Congratulations to Angela Olinto

April 26, 2021

Angela Olinto has been elected to the American Academy of  Arts & Sciences and to to the National Academy of Sciences.


PSD climate grants foster belonging while socially distanced

April 14, 2021

A safe space for EDI in A&A: Back in 2017, a group of graduate students and postdocs from the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics created IDEA, or Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Astronomy.


Jazmine Jefferson has been awarded a 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 6, 2021

Jazmine Jefferson is a second year PhD student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.


Associate Professor Daniel Fabrycky won the Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring

March 22, 2021

Dan Fabrycky has been selected as a winner of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring. Dan will receive the prize and recognition during Convocation Weekend.