News: Awards


Robert Rosner named a 2022 AAAS fellow

February 28, 2023

Robert Rosneris a theoretical physicist who since 1987 has been on the faculty of the University of Chicago, where he is the William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor in the departments of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, as well as in the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the Harris School of Public Policy. 

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

February 15, 2023

Irina Zhuravleva, a Clare Boothe Luce assistant professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, has earned a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship.

The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society has selected Richard G. Kron’s collaborative research project for 2023–2024

February 14, 2023

“Capturing the Stars: Women’s Networks and the Advancement of Science at Yerkes Observatory, 1895–1940”, Richard G. Kron (Astronomy and Physics), Kristine Palmieri (Institute on the Formation of Knowledge), Andrea Twiss-Brooks (The University of Chicago Library), Emily Kern (History).

Prof. Michael Gladders is the 2022-2023 recipient of the Marian and Stuart Rice Research Award

February 8, 2023

Prof. Michael Gladders is the 2022-2023 recipient of the Marian and Stuart Rice Research Award, a U. Chicago Physical Sciences Divisional honor that provides funding for intellectually exciting and innovative research ventures that enables new directions of research.

“Robert Rosner, 2023 APS President, Takes the Helm”, APS News

January 28, 2023

Robert Rosner likes big questions.
How could nuclear power help humanity in a warming climate? How can physicists better explain their work to the public? And why are magnetic fields… well, everywhere? “The nerve of them, being so ubiquitous,” he says.


Congratulations to Prof. Leslie Rogers!

December 9, 2022

Assistant Professor  Leslie Rogers has been awarded the J. and J. Neubauer Faculty Development Fellowship in the College for 2022-2023.

Congratulations to Prof. Daniel Fabrycky!

December 5, 2022

Dan Fabrycky has been promoted from Associate Professor to Professor in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the College.

“Student uses NASA data to reveal new details on planets in other solar systems”, UChicago News, by Louise Lerner

November 7, 2022

Study by Jared Siegel, UChicago ’22, sets upper limits on the masses of 50 exoplanets.

Congratulations to Harper Learmonth!

November 7, 2022

Harper Learmonth has been selected as a 2022-2023 Quad Faculty Research Grant recipient to serve as an undergraduate research assistant with Professor Rogers.

“Discovering the highest energy particles from the top of the Greenland Ice Sheet”, PSD spotlight

October 27, 2022

Prof. Abigail Vieregg and her students build instruments to detect the highest energy neutrinos.

Congratulations to Abigail Vieregg

October 27, 2022

Abigail Vieregg received a Moore Foundation Experimental Physics Investigators Initiative Award for instrumentation development to advance the detection of the highest energy neutrinos.

Leslie Rogers won a 2022 Scialog Collaborative Innovation Award

October 3, 2022

Research Corporation for Science Advancement, the Heising-Simons Foundation, The Kavli Foundation and NASA are announcing awards totaling $1,045,000 to eight multidisciplinary teams of researchers from institutions across the United States and Canada in the second year of Scialog: Signatures of Life in the Universe. Each of the 19 individual awards is $55,000.

Donna Elbert is receiving recognition for her work with Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar

September 18, 2022

Donna worked for many years as a calculator for Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar and as a department administrator.

UChicago Alumnus Professor Arnab Rai Choudhuri selected as 9th Laureate of Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics

September 12, 2022

Professor Arnab Rai Choudhuri has been selected as the 9th (2022) Laureate of the Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar Prize of Plasma Physics, which is awarded to scientists who have made seminal or pioneering contributions in the field of plasma physics.

“Donald G. York honored for ‘exceptional vision’ in helping to found the Sloan Digital Sky Survey”, UChicago News, by Maureen McMahon

July 19, 2022

Eminent UChicago astronomer to receive 2022 George Van Biesbroeck Prize from the American Astronomical Society