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Simons Observatory Begins Hunt for Echoes of the Big Bang in Universe’s Oldest Light

June 5, 2024

The observatory’s four telescopes will make the most precise measurements ever taken of the cosmic microwave background and reveal information about what happened just after the universe’s birth

Abigail Lee and Hanjue Zhu won the 2024 Price Prize in Cosmology and Astrophysics

May 30, 2024

CCAPP is proud to announce Abigail Lee (U. Chicago) and Hanjue Zhu (U. Chicago) as the winners of the 2024 Price Prize in Cosmology and Astrophysics

Wendy Freedman has been awarded the Georges Lemaître International Prize

May 30, 2024

Prof. Freedman is a Canadian-American cosmologist at the University of Chicago who works in the area of refining measurement of the Hubble Constant. She is renowned for her work on Cepheid variable stars through a Hubble Space Telescope Key Project. Her work and accomplishments are closely connected to the big-bang theory of Georges Lemaître.

Atop a Chilean mountain, undergraduate students make cutting-edge astronomical observations, UChicago News

May 28, 2024

UChicago students conduct research at Magellan Observatory as part of new field course

Ava Polzin won the audience prize in UChicagoGRAD’s Thesis competition

May 21, 2024

Ava Polzin, Astronomy and Astrophysics “The Smallest Pieces of the Puzzle: Using Dwarf Galaxies to Understand the Universe”

Congratulations to Dr. Zhuowen (Ben) Zhang

April 26, 2024

Congratulations to Zhuowen (Ben) Zhang for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "Forward modeling of cluster systematics for cluster cosmology".

Congratulations to Dr. Mandy Chen

April 23, 2024

Congratulations to Mandy Chen for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on "Toward a Physical Understanding of the Dynamic Circumgalactic Medium"

Congratulations to Dr. Jason Poh

April 22, 2024

Congratulations to Jason Poh for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "Strong Gravitational Lensing Science in the Era of Large Astronomical Surveys".

Congratulations to Dr. Maya Mallaby-Kay

April 12, 2024

Congratulations to Maya Mallaby-Kay for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on "Probing the Large Scale Structure of our Universe with the Atacama Cosmology Telescope".

Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Bryant

April 10, 2024

Congratulations to Andrea Bryant for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on "HYPOTHETICAL ICY MOON SEISMIC PROFILES FOR COMPARISON TO FUTURE SEISMIC DATA"

Rafael Luque and Lily Zhao were awarded NASA Hubble Fellowships

April 2, 2024

Rafael Luque  "Understanding the origin and nature of sub-Neptunes" and Lily Zhao "Enabling Radial Velocity Detection of Earth-Twins Through Data-Driven Algorithms and Community Collaboration"

“Initial results from South Pole Telescope SPT-3G camera hint at future insights about our universe”, UChicago News

February 29, 2024

New data on the cosmic microwave background released from upgrade with 10 times more detectors

“Final supernova results from Dark Energy Survey offer unique insights into expansion of universe”, UChicago News

January 18, 2024

For six years, the Dark Energy Survey catalogued the night sky with this telescope in Chile.

“Scientists find an unusual star that hints at a new way stars can die”, UChicago News

January 11, 2024

Discovery by UChicago astrophysicists may change our picture of how stars explode and elements are made


Rafael Luque won a 2023-2024 Suzuki Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

December 18, 2023

Rafael Luque has been named recipient of the 2023-2024 Suzuki Postdoctoral Fellowship Award.