News: Research


Congratulations to Zhijie Qu

May 18, 2022

Zhijie Qu won a  2021 IAU PhD Prize

“Astronomers reveal first image of the black hole at the heart of our galaxy”, UChicago News by Louise Lerner

May 12, 2022

South Pole Telescope, UChicago scientists help take historic image of Milky Way’s supermassive black hole.

“Supernova forensics: Eight years later, an explosion far out in space is still revealing secrets about the lives of stars”, UChicago News

April 27, 2022

Study including University of Chicago researchers analyzes aftermath of 2014 supernova

Associate Professor Jeff McMahon named co-spokesperson for the CMB-S4, PSD News

April 21, 2022

PSD scientist named co-spokesperson for international science collaboration mapping remnant light from the Big Bang.

“196 lasers help scientists recreate the conditions inside gigantic galaxy clusters”, UChicago News by Louise Lerner

March 12, 2022

Experiments point the way to solving mystery that keeps clusters hot.

Michael Zhang, Inaugural Margarett Burbidge Prize Postdoc Fellow

March 1, 2022

Meet new Department member: Michael Zhang, Inaugural Margarett Burbidge Prize Postdoc Fellow

Tsang Keung Chan, Inaugural Margarett Burbidge Prize Postdoc Fellow

March 1, 2022

Meet new Department member: Tsang Keung Chan, Inaugural Margarett Burbidge Prize Postdoc Fellow

“Twelve for dinner: How the Milky Way ‘ate’ smaller star clusters and galaxies”, UChicago News

January 12, 2022

Study including UChicago scientists creates map of nearby stellar streams and dark matter

NASA gives go-ahead for $20M multi-institution balloon experiment led by UChicago scientists

January 6, 2022

University of Chicago physicist Abby Vieregg is leading an international experiment that essentially uses the ice in Antarctica as a giant detector to find extremely energetic particles from outer space. Recently approved by NASA, the $20 million project will build an instrument to fly above the Antarctic in a balloon, launching in December 2024.


Black holes have tantrums, and scientists have finally captured the resulting gamma rays

November 18, 2021

Prof. Eugene Parker accepts prestigious Crafoord Prize in Astronomy

November 18, 2021

“Priorities for next 10 years of astronomy include exoplanets, early days of universe”, UChicago News

November 8, 2021

Astro2020 survey prioritizes UChicago-affiliated projects such as Giant Magellan Telescope, CMB-S4

Congratulations to Dr. Gregory Gilbert

September 15, 2021

Congratulations to Gregory Gilbert for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "Toward an Accurate Census of Exoplanets and Exoplanetary Systems" (PhD Advisor: Daniel Fabrycky)

“Event Horizon Telescope takes pioneering image of massive jet spewing from black hole”, UChicago News

July 26, 2021

UChicago-led South Pole Telescope helps pinpoint location of supermassive black hole in galaxy Centaurus A

“Solving the biggest mysteries of our universe, with Dan Hooper”,  UChicago News

June 3, 2021

Cosmologist discusses what happened after the Big Bang, ‘breaking’ the Standard Model of Physics