News: 2020

September

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


August

PSD Spotlight: Brent Barker, Teaching Support Manager

August 24, 2020


Meet Astronomy & Astrophysics recent graduate, Maya Fishbach

August 18, 2020


July

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


UChicago scientists reflect on need to address racism, inequality

July 17, 2020


New view of nature’s oldest light adds fresh twist to debate over universe’s age

July 17, 2020


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

July 1, 2020


June

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


Prof. Paolo Privitera won a Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award

June 9, 2020

“Finding who you are, what you do best and what you enjoy doing will bring you in the right direction—in research, and more broadly, in life,” says Prof. Paolo Privitera. “For this reason, I do not rush the students to focus on a single big project when they start working with me.”


In this stressful time

June 2, 2020

We have recently received statements from Provost Lee and Dean Olinto regarding recent tragic events in Minneapolis, and indeed, throughout our country. I urge you to read these statements. Please know that, alongside the PSD and the University, the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the KICP remain committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion