News: Awards


Abigail Lee and Hanjue Zhu won the 2024 Price Prize in Cosmology and Astrophysics

May 30, 2024

CCAPP is proud to announce Abigail Lee (U. Chicago) and Hanjue Zhu (U. Chicago) as the winners of the 2024 Price Prize in Cosmology and Astrophysics

Wendy Freedman has been awarded the Georges Lemaître International Prize

May 30, 2024

Prof. Freedman is a Canadian-American cosmologist at the University of Chicago who works in the area of refining measurement of the Hubble Constant. She is renowned for her work on Cepheid variable stars through a Hubble Space Telescope Key Project. Her work and accomplishments are closely connected to the big-bang theory of Georges Lemaître.

John Carlstrom has been awarded the Arthur L. Kelly Faculty Prize for Exceptional Service in the PSD

May 22, 2024

John Carlstrom, Subramanyan Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College, receives this prize in recognition of his critical contributions to the Physical Sciences Division and the continued success of both academic departments.

Ava Polzin won the audience prize in UChicagoGRAD’s Thesis competition

May 21, 2024

Ava Polzin, Astronomy and Astrophysics “The Smallest Pieces of the Puzzle: Using Dwarf Galaxies to Understand the Universe”

Congratulations to alumni!

April 18, 2024

Congratulations to alumni Will Cerny (BS, 2022; graduate student at Yale) and Sadie Seddon-Stettler (BS, 2022; graduate student at Cornell) for their National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Awards.

Rafael Luque and Lily Zhao were awarded NASA Hubble Fellowships

April 2, 2024

Rafael Luque  "Understanding the origin and nature of sub-Neptunes" and Lily Zhao "Enabling Radial Velocity Detection of Earth-Twins Through Data-Driven Algorithms and Community Collaboration"

“U. of C. contest seeks astronomy art from South Side students”, Hyde Park Herald

February 5, 2024

Astrophysicists and astronomers at the University of Chicago are holding an art contest with the aim of connecting more South Side kids to the cosmos.

John Carlstrom has been awarded the Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics

January 11, 2024

University of Chicago astrophysicist celebrated for work investigating the cosmic microwave background for clues about the early universe.

Dr. Leslie Rogers has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure

January 2, 2024

Congratulations to Leslie Rogers for her promotion to tenured associate professor.


Rafael Luque won a 2023-2024 Suzuki Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

December 18, 2023

Rafael Luque has been named recipient of the 2023-2024 Suzuki Postdoctoral Fellowship Award.

“Día de Astronomía” in Chicago’s Gage Park

December 18, 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.

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. 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”.