“Six University of Chicago researchers named 2023 Sloan Fellows”, UChicago News

February 15, 2023

Irina Zhuravleva

Six University of Chicago researchers have earned prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships, which recognize early-career scholars’ potential to make substantial contributions to their fields.

Irina Zhuravleva is a Clare Boothe Luce assistant professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Zhuravleva’s research focuses on energetic phenomena within clusters of galaxies - the largest and most massive objects in the Universe. She uses these unique astrophysical laboratories to explore plasma physics, including turbulence and transport properties of the intracluster medium, energetic feedback from supermassive black holes, and the evolution of the Large Scale Structure. 

She is a NASA Participating Scientist for an upcoming satellite project known as XRISM (X-ray Imaging and Spectroscopy Mission - a collaborative effort of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency and NASA with European Space Agency participation), planned for launch later this spring. 

Zhuravleva holds a Ph.D. from the Ludwig-Maximilian University and Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Germany. Prior to coming to UChicago, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Stanford University.

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