News: Faculty


Robert Rosner elected to presidency of the American Physical Society

September 23, 2020

UChicago to partner with Berkeley Lab to build next-gen cosmic microwave background experiment

September 9, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Sam Passaglia

July 24, 2020

Congratulations to Sam Passaglia for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "The Black Hole Window on Cosmic Inflation". Sam has accepted a postdoctoral position at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe.

Congratulations to Dr. Philip Mansfield

July 22, 2020

Congratulations to Philip Mansfield for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "Why Do Dark Matter Halos Die Together? An Intergalactic Murder Mystery". Philip has received a position of a KIPAC fellow at Stanford University.

Mystery over Universe’s expansion deepens with fresh data

July 17, 2020

UChicago scientists reflect on need to address racism, inequality

July 17, 2020

New view of nature’s oldest light adds fresh twist to debate over universe’s age

July 17, 2020

For A Day, Scientists Pause To Confront Racism

June 11, 2020

Prof. Paolo Privitera won a Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award

June 9, 2020

“Finding who you are, what you do best and what you enjoy doing will bring you in the right direction—in research, and more broadly, in life,” says Prof. Paolo Privitera. “For this reason, I do not rush the students to focus on a single big project when they start working with me.”

Paolo Privitera has been selected as a winner of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring

April 21, 2020

Congratulations to Prof. Paolo Privitera

Richard Miller, pioneer of computational astrophysics, 1926–2020

March 25, 2020

“Leftover Big Bang light helps calculate how massive faraway galaxies are”, UChicago News

March 3, 2020

Fermilab, UChicago scientists tap South Pole Telescope data to shed light on universe

A team of scientists have demonstrated how to "weigh" galaxy clusters using light from the earliest moments of the universe - a new method that could help shed light on dark matter, dark energy and other mysteries of the cosmos, such as how the universe formed.

“New Solar Telescope Reveals Sun’s Surface in More Detail than Ever Before”, WTTW News

February 13, 2020

A new solar telescope in Hawaii has captured images of the sun unlike any seen before.  Professor Robert Rosner, an astrophysicist at the University of Chicago and one of the lead investigators on the project, says he’s been waiting for almost 40 years to see images like the ones recently captured.

“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.