News: Students


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!

Congratulations to Dr. Maya Fishbach

May 7, 2020

Congratulations to Maya Fishbach for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on "Astrophysics and Cosmology with Gravitational Waves" (PhD Advisor: Daniel E. Holz).

Samantha Usman has been awarded a Fermilab Computational Science Internship

April 24, 2020

Cory Cotter has been awarded a NSF Graduate Student Fellowship

April 24, 2020

Meet Astronomy & Astrophysics student Amy Tang

March 10, 2020

“Scientists seize rare chance to watch faraway star system evolve”, by Sherry Landow,

March 4, 2020

"Finding young planets is challenging. We really need to understand the behavior of the parent star to be able to find the shallow signals of these planets which can be overwhelmed by starspots and flares," says Adina Feinstein, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Chicago and co-author of the study.

NASA’s TESS spacecraft discovers its first habitable planet, first world with two stars

January 9, 2020

NASA’s TESS spacecraft discovers its first habitable planet, first world with two stars


Congratulations to Phil Mansfield

December 4, 2019

Phil Mansfield has been appoined as  the James Cronin Graduate Student Fellow.

Mining historical glass slides for astronomical data

November 6, 2019

A test image from the pilot study on mining astronomical data from historical glass slides.