News: Students


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

November 18, 2021

Congratulations to Emily Gilbert

October 5, 2021

Emily Gilbert has received the NASA/GSPC Robert H. Goddard Award - Science.

Congratulations to Zhuowen Zhang

September 21, 2021

Zhuowen Zhang has received the Prize for the Best Poster at the Fermilab Users Meeting in August, on DES galaxy cluster research.

Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Neil

September 15, 2021

Congratulations to Andrew Neil for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "Constraining Exoplanet Composition Demographics with  Large-scale Surveys" (PhD Advisor: Leslie Rogers).

Congratulation to Astrophysics Class of 2021!

June 17, 2021

Students’ final year of undergraduate study is filled with opportunities to make fond memories while preparing for life after their time at the College.

Congratulations to Gourav Khullar

May 4, 2021

Gourav Khullar, graduate student,  has been awarded a Physical Sciences Teaching Prize for 2020-2021.

PSD climate grants foster belonging while socially distanced

April 14, 2021

A safe space for EDI in A&A: Back in 2017, a group of graduate students and postdocs from the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics created IDEA, or Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in Astronomy.

Jazmine Jefferson has been awarded a 2021 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 6, 2021

Jazmine Jefferson is a second year PhD student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

“Aging stars provide a new cosmological yardstick”, by Nora Bailey, PSD News

March 1, 2021

Astrophysicist and University of Chicago graduate student Abigail Lee is the lead author on a new paper that analyzed observations of light from a nearby galaxy to validate the JAGB method for measuring cosmological distances. This novel technique will allow future independent distance measurements that can help answer one of the biggest outstanding questions in cosmology: how fast is the universe expanding?

Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Awards

February 18, 2021

UChicago undergrads discover bright lensed galaxy in the early universe

January 13, 2021


Graduate students selected for fellowship

December 18, 2020

Welcoming the largest class of graduate students in PSD history

September 29, 2020

Meet Astronomy & Astrophysics recent graduate, Maya Fishbach

August 18, 2020

Congratulations to Dr. Sam Passaglia

July 24, 2020

Congratulations to Sam Passaglia for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "The Black Hole Window on Cosmic Inflation". Sam has accepted a postdoctoral position at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe.