Congratulations to the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration for being awarded the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. The citation reads: "For the first image of a supermassive black hole, taken by means of an Earth-sized alliance of telescopes."

Several UChicago researchers are involved in the EHT collaboration, and the 10 meter South Pole Telescope (SPT) is a critical component of the network of telescopes that make up the EHT. Chicagoland EHT collaboration members include Brad Benson, John Carlstrom, Tom Crawford, Jason Henning, Ryan Keisler, Erik Leitch, Daniel Michalik, Andrew Nadolski, Steve Padin, and Sasha Rahlin.


New analysis of black hole reveals a wobbling shadow

September 24, 2020

Robert Rosner elected to presidency of the American Physical Society

September 23, 2020

UChicago to partner with Berkeley Lab to build next-gen cosmic microwave background experiment

September 9, 2020

PSD Spotlight: Brent Barker, Teaching Support Manager

August 24, 2020

Meet Astronomy & Astrophysics recent graduate, Maya Fishbach

August 18, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Sam Passaglia

July 24, 2020

Congratulations to Sam Passaglia for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "The Black Hole Window on Cosmic Inflation". Sam has accepted a postdoctoral position at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe.

Congratulations to Dr. Philip Mansfield

July 22, 2020

Congratulations to Philip Mansfield for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "Why Do Dark Matter Halos Die Together? An Intergalactic Murder Mystery". Philip has received a position of a KIPAC fellow at Stanford University.

Mystery over Universe’s expansion deepens with fresh data

July 17, 2020

UChicago scientists reflect on need to address racism, inequality

July 17, 2020

New view of nature’s oldest light adds fresh twist to debate over universe’s age

July 17, 2020

NASA’s TESS, Spitzer missions discover a world orbiting a unique young star near us

July 1, 2020

Jared Siegel has been awarded a Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award

June 15, 2020

Jared Siegel has been awarded a Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award medal for his poster on supernova remnant W49B at the recently concluded 236th AAS meeting.

For A Day, Scientists Pause To Confront Racism

June 11, 2020

Prof. Paolo Privitera won a Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award

June 9, 2020

“Finding who you are, what you do best and what you enjoy doing will bring you in the right direction—in research, and more broadly, in life,” says Prof. Paolo Privitera. “For this reason, I do not rush the students to focus on a single big project when they start working with me.”

In this stressful time

June 2, 2020

We have recently received statements from Provost Lee and Dean Olinto regarding recent tragic events in Minneapolis, and indeed, throughout our country. I urge you to read these statements. Please know that, alongside the PSD and the University, the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the KICP remain committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion