News: Awards


“Prof. Eugene Parker wins prestigious Crafoord Prize in Astronomy”, UChicago News

January 30, 2020

Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences honors UChicago scientist’s pioneering work.

“2020 LAD Laboratory Astrophysics Prize Goes to James Truran”, AAS News

January 22, 2020

The Laboratory Astrophysics Division (LAD) of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) is awarding its 2020 Laboratory Astrophysics Prize to Dr. James Truran of the University of Chicago. This prize is given for his theoretical work on early star formation and the nucleosynthesis history of the universe, as well as for his seminal contributions to the study of astrophysical thermonuclear explosions, nucleosynthesis, and the use of nuclear-decay chronometers to determine ages of stellar and terrestrial matter.


Parker Solar Probe‚Äôs first discoveries: Odd phenomena in space weather, solar wind

December 5, 2019

NASA mission named for pioneering UChicago scientist produces landmark research

Congratulations to Phil Mansfield

December 4, 2019

Phil Mansfield has been appoined as  the James Cronin Graduate Student Fellow.