News: Students


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.

Congratulations to Dr. Philip Mansfield

July 22, 2020

Congratulations to Philip Mansfield for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "Why Do Dark Matter Halos Die Together? An Intergalactic Murder Mystery". Philip has received a position of a KIPAC fellow at Stanford University.

UChicago scientists reflect on need to address racism, inequality

July 17, 2020

NASA’s TESS, Spitzer missions discover a world orbiting a unique young star near us

July 1, 2020

Jared Siegel has been awarded a Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award

June 15, 2020

Jared Siegel has been awarded a Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award medal for his poster on supernova remnant W49B at the recently concluded 236th AAS meeting.

For A Day, Scientists Pause To Confront Racism

June 11, 2020

Nora Shipp has been selected to receive a William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship

May 20, 2020

Nora’s dissertation research is on the discovery and modeling of Milky Way stellar streams, supervised by Alex Drlica-Wagner.

Philip Mansfield has won a 2020 Sugarman Award

May 17, 2020

Congratulations to Phil Mansfield on receiving a 2020 Sugarman Award!