November 29, 2023
Researchers have located "the perfect solar system", forged without the violent collisions that made our own a hotchpotch of different-sized planets
November 9, 2023
UChicago team chronicles dozens of women who worked and made discoveries in early 20th century.
“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 3, 2023
Assistant Professor | PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, 2021
September 12, 2023
Data to reveal flows of matter and energy close to black holes, elemental makeup of the universe
June 27, 2023
Congratulations to Clarke Esmerian for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on “Modeling Dust Production, Growth, and Destruction in Reionization-Era Galaxies”.
May 26, 2023
Congratulations to Rebecca Diesing for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on “Unraveling Particle Acceleration and the Nonthermal Universe”.
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.
“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.
April 5, 2023
Diego Garza (Physics, Astrophysics, 2023) and Aster Taylor (Astrophysics, 2023) won the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship.
April 3, 2023
In a new paper in Nature Astronomy, Taylor Hoyt –who received his Ph.D from UChicago in 2022 and is currently a researcher in Berkeley Lab’s Physics Division – presents a new approach to calibrating the measurement of the universe’s present day expansion rate.
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).
February 2, 2023
Analysis combines Dark Energy Survey, South Pole Telescope data to understand evolution of universe