November 2, 2023
Samantha Usman, graduate student in Astronomy & Astrophysics, has been awarded the inaugural LGBTQ+ Community Engagement Award from UChicago Alumni Pride and the University of Chicago Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. This award recognizes exceptional contributions that advance and support the interests of the LGBTQ+ community.
October 2, 2023
Dhayaa Anbajagane, University of Chicago, "Inflation w/ lensing"
September 22, 2023
Congratulations to Jisheng Zhang for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on “Thermal and Magnetic History of Rocky Exoplanets”.
July 14, 2023
Congratulations to Georgios Zacharegkas for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on “Modeling the non-linear scales in Cosmology via the galaxy-halo connection with applications in DES Y3”.
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”.
Karia Dibert has been awarded a William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year
June 14, 2023
Congratulations to graduate student Karia Dibert, who has been awarded a William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year.
May 26, 2023
Congratulations to Rebecca Diesing for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on “Unraveling Particle Acceleration and the Nonthermal Universe”.
May 24, 2023
Aster Taylor (BS, Astrophysics, 2023) is one of 15 Hertz Fellows selected for this honor, which is awarded to doctoral students who have the "extraordinary creativity necessary to tackle problems others can’t solve."
April 24, 2023
Congratulations to Celeste Keith for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on "OBSERVATIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF HAWKING RADIATION FROM PRIMORDIAL BLACK HOLES".
April 5, 2023
Adina Feinstein (Ph.D. 2023) won a NASA Astrophysics Postdoctoral Sagan Fellowship for 2023.
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.
March 21, 2023
Congratulations to Adina Feinstein for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on “Young Stellar and Planetary Systems from the UV to the IR”.
January 11, 2023
Using data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, scientists have identified an Earth-size world, called TOI 700 e, orbiting within the habitable zone of its star – the range of distances where liquid water could occur on a planet’s surface. The world is 95% Earth’s size and likely rocky.
“UChicago graduate turns their fascination with space into children’s book about aliens”, by Jessica Guo, UChicago News
January 10, 2023
Joalda Morancy, who studied astronomy and astrophysics, takes readers on journey through solar system and beyond