January 31, 2023
Combining data from the Dark Energy Survey and the South Pole Telescope, scientists piece together a coherent story of the Universe from galaxy and CMB surveys. These are some of the most stringent tests of the standard cosmological model using cross-correlations of independent data sets.
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.
December 9, 2022
Assistant Professor Leslie Rogers has been awarded the J. and J. Neubauer Faculty Development Fellowship in the College for 2022-2023.
December 5, 2022
Dan Fabrycky has been promoted from Associate Professor to Professor in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the College.
November 22, 2022
Study suggests answer to “radius valley” mystery in the field of exoplanet studies.
November 18, 2022
New measurements paint detailed portrait of an exoplanet’s atmosphere.
“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.
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.
October 27, 2022
Prof. Abigail Vieregg and her students build instruments to detect the highest energy neutrinos.
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.
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.
“The Webb Space Telescope Snaps Its First Photo of an Exoplanet,” by Jonathan O’Callaghan, WIRED.com
September 12, 2022
The grainy image of a “super Jupiter” is a sign of what’s to come as the telescope’s observations ramp up.
“Scientists announce first detection of carbon dioxide on a faraway planet with James Webb Space Telescope”, UChicago News, by Louise Lerner
August 25, 2022
First unequivocal detection of carbon dioxide ushers in a new era of exoplanet science.
Abigail Vieregg has been appointed the David N. Schramm Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
August 1, 2022
Abigail Vieregg, Professor in the Department of Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, and the EFI, has been appointed the David N. Schramm Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics for a term beginning August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2025.
“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