News: 2020


Peter O. Vandervoort, astrophysicist and beloved UChicago mentor, 1935-2020

December 18, 2020

Graduate students selected for fellowship

December 18, 2020


John Carlstrom named 2020 AAAS Fellow

November 25, 2020


Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil featured in Science Friday documentary

October 9, 2020

James Truran awarded 2021 Hans Bethe Prize

October 8, 2020

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 awarded to our 2013 Brinson Lecturer Andrea Ghez

October 6, 2020



Welcoming the largest class of graduate students in PSD history

September 29, 2020

New analysis of black hole reveals a wobbling shadow

September 24, 2020

Robert Rosner elected to presidency of the American Physical Society

September 23, 2020

UChicago to partner with Berkeley Lab to build next-gen cosmic microwave background experiment

September 9, 2020


PSD Spotlight: Brent Barker, Teaching Support Manager

August 24, 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.

Mystery over Universe’s expansion deepens with fresh data

July 17, 2020