News

2023

“NSF awards up to $21.4M for design of next-gen telescopes to capture earliest moments of universe”, UChicago News

October 30, 2023

Instruments would help us understand beginning, history, makeup of the universe


Professor Rocky Kolb awarded the APS Lilienfeld Prize

October 24, 2023

In an interview with APS News, Kolb discusses the Big Bang, parallel universes, and the need for public outreach.


Meet new faculty member: Diana Powell

October 3, 2023

Assistant Professor | PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, 2021


Meet new faculty member: Jamie Law-Smith

October 3, 2023

 Assistant Professor | PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz, 2021


Dhayaa Anbajagane won a 2023 CCAPP Price Prize in Cosmology and Astrophysics

October 2, 2023

Dhayaa Anbajagane, University of Chicago, "Inflation w/ lensing"


Congratulations to Dr. Jisheng Zhang

September 22, 2023

Congratulations to Jisheng Zhang for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on “Thermal and Magnetic History of Rocky Exoplanets”.


“XRISM satellite launches to study the universe in different colors of X-rays”, Uchicago News

September 12, 2023

Data to reveal flows of matter and energy close to black holes, elemental makeup of the universe


Congratulations to Dr. Georgios Zacharegkas

July 14, 2023

Congratulations to Georgios Zacharegkas for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on “Modeling the non-linear scales in Cosmology via the galaxy-halo connection with applications in DES Y3”.


Leslie Rogers won a 2023 Scialog Collaborative Innovation Award

July 6, 2023

Leslie Rogers, Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Chicago, "Investigating the Biological Potential of Moons in the Uranus System"


Congratulations to Dr. Clarke Esmerian

June 27, 2023

Congratulations to Clarke Esmerian for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on “Modeling Dust Production, Growth, and Destruction in Reionization-Era Galaxies”.


Karia Dibert has been awarded a William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year

June 14, 2023

Congratulations to graduate student Karia Dibert, who has been awarded a William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year.


Congratulations to Dr. Rebecca Diesing

May 26, 2023

Congratulations to Rebecca Diesing for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on “Unraveling Particle Acceleration and the Nonthermal Universe”.


Michael Gladders will receive a Quantrell Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching

May 24, 2023

Prof Michael Gladders will receive a Quantrell Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching at the University next week. Mike was nominated by the students in his Astronomy Field Course, an innovative course he designed that gets astronomy majors directly engaged in research with the Magellan telescope. This is one of the highest honors for faculty at the University.


Aster Taylor receives prestigious Hertz Fellowship

May 24, 2023

Aster Taylor (BS, Astrophysics, 2023) is one of 15 Hertz Fellows selected for this honor, which is awarded to doctoral students who have the "extraordinary creativity necessary to tackle problems others can’t solve."


“Answering big questions at the South Pole”, PSD News

May 17, 2023

Most people seek warmer destinations for travel to escape the tough Chicago winters. Brad Benson, on the other hand, sets his sights on the South Pole nearly every year. On his list of top reasons to visit: the intense cold creating extremely low levels of moisture in the air, dryer even than the highest mountain peaks in the world.