Prof. Wendy Freedman named speaker for UChicago’s 2022 Convocation celebration, UChicago News

March 3, 2022

Prof. Wendy Freedman (Photo by Nancy Wong )

Prof. Wendy Freedman, one of the world’s leading cosmologists, has been named the speaker for the University of Chicago’s Convocation ceremony, which will be held June 4 on the Main Quadrangles.

Among her scientific achievements, Freedman led the team that made a landmark measurement in 2001 of the Hubble constant—the rate at which the universe is expanding. She also led the initiative to build the Giant Magellan Telescope, which will be one of the world’s three largest optical telescopes, capable of exploring the cosmos with unprecedented clarity and sensitivity.

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