News: Faculty

2023

A coherent story of the Universe from galaxy and CMB surveys

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.


“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.


2022

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.


“Many planets could have atmospheres rich in helium, study finds”, UChicago News

November 22, 2022

Study suggests answer to “radius valley” mystery in the field of exoplanet studies.


“James Webb Space telescope reveals a faraway planet’s band of clouds “, UChicago News

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.


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.


“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