“Event Horizon Telescope takes pioneering image of massive jet spewing from black hole”, UChicago News
July 26, 2021
UChicago-led South Pole Telescope helps pinpoint location of supermassive black hole in galaxy Centaurus A
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.
June 3, 2021
Cosmologist discusses what happened after the Big Bang, ‘breaking’ the Standard Model of Physics
June 1, 2021
The Dark Energy Survey mapped an eighth of the night sky from a mountaintop in Chile.
May 27, 2021
Congratulation to the winners of the Department of Energy Early Career Awards: Chihway Chang, Brian Nord, and Lindsey Bleem.
May 26, 2021
Prof. Daniel Fabrycky received a Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentorship
“A UChicago astronomer’s decades-long quest to map millions of stars”, by Natalie Lund, UChicago News
May 22, 2021
Sloan Digital Sky Survey founder Richard Kron leaves legacy of scientific discovery and education
May 4, 2021
Gourav Khullar, graduate student, has been awarded a Physical Sciences Teaching Prize for 2020-2021.
April 26, 2021
Angela Olinto has been elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and to to the National Academy of Sciences.
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.
April 6, 2021
Jazmine Jefferson is a second year PhD student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics.
Associate Professor Daniel Fabrycky won the Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring
March 22, 2021
Dan Fabrycky has been selected as a winner of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring. Dan will receive the prize and recognition during Convocation Weekend.
“Using powerful lasers, scientists recreate how magnetic fields grow in clusters of galaxies”, by Louise Lerner, UChicago News
March 16, 2021
“This work blazes a path to laboratory investigations of a variety of astrophysical processes mediated by magnetized turbulence,” said Don Lamb, the Robert A. Millikan Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago and principal investigator of the Turbulent Dynamo team National Laser User’s Facility project. “It’s truly exciting to see the scientific results that the ingenuity of this team is making possible.”
March 11, 2021
The solar wind is a flow of particles that comes off the sun at about one million miles per hour and travels throughout the entire solar system. First proposed in the 1950s by University of Chicago physicist Eugene Parker, the solar wind is visible in the halo around the sun during an eclipse and sometimes when the particles hit the Earth’s atmosphere—as the aurora borealis, or northern lights.
Major step for UChicago partnership: “Engineering Marvel: Sixth Mirror Cast for Giant Magellan Telescope”, GMTO News
March 5, 2021
The Giant Magellan Telescope announces fabrication of the sixth of seven of the world’s largest monolithic mirrors. These mirrors will allow astronomers to see farther into the universe with more detail than any other optical telescope before.