“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
October 24, 2023
In an interview with APS News, Kolb discusses the Big Bang, parallel universes, and the need for public outreach.
October 3, 2023
Assistant Professor | PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz, 2021
September 12, 2023
Data to reveal flows of matter and energy close to black holes, elemental makeup of the universe
July 6, 2023
Leslie Rogers, Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Chicago, "Investigating the Biological Potential of Moons in the Uranus System"
May 24, 2023
Prof Michael Gladders will receive a Quantrell Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching at the University next week. Mike was nominated by the students in his Astronomy Field Course, an innovative course he designed that gets astronomy majors directly engaged in research with the Magellan telescope. This is one of the highest honors for faculty at the University.
May 17, 2023
Most people seek warmer destinations for travel to escape the tough Chicago winters. Brad Benson, on the other hand, sets his sights on the South Pole nearly every year. On his list of top reasons to visit: the intense cold creating extremely low levels of moisture in the air, dryer even than the highest mountain peaks in the world.
May 11, 2023
Exoplanet GJ 1214b is too hot to be habitable, but likely contains water vapor.
May 10, 2023
Wendy Freedman, John and Marion Sullivan University Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics, has been elected to the Royal Society, a fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists and the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. This year, 59 scientists from around the world were elected Fellows or Foreign Members of the Society for their outstanding contributions to science.
“NSF awards $52M to upgrade Simons Observatory in Chile to explore origins of universe”, UChicago News
May 9, 2023
Improvements include upgraded receiver, solar panels to power the observatory and data processing pipeline.
April 5, 2023
Prof. Wendy Freedman, a leading astronomer who has made fundamental measurements of our universe, will deliver the 2023 Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture on May 15 at the Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago.
March 1, 2023
Congratulations to Alex Drlica-Wagner, who has been promoted from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, part-time, in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics.
February 28, 2023
Robert Rosneris a theoretical physicist who since 1987 has been on the faculty of the University of Chicago, where he is the William E. Wrather Distinguished Service Professor in the departments of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, as well as in the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the Harris School of Public Policy.
February 15, 2023
Irina Zhuravleva, a Clare Boothe Luce assistant professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, has earned a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship.
The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society has selected Richard G. Kron’s collaborative research project for 2023–2024
February 14, 2023
“Capturing the Stars: Women’s Networks and the Advancement of Science at Yerkes Observatory, 1895–1940”, Richard G. Kron (Astronomy and Physics), Kristine Palmieri (Institute on the Formation of Knowledge), Andrea Twiss-Brooks (The University of Chicago Library), Emily Kern (History).