News: 2023


Rafael Luque won a 2023-2024 Suzuki Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

December 18, 2023

Rafael Luque has been named recipient of the 2023-2024 Suzuki Postdoctoral Fellowship Award.

“Día de Astronomía” in Chicago’s Gage Park

December 18, 2023


“‘Perfect solar system’ found in search for alien life”, by Pallab Ghosh, BBC

November 29, 2023

Researchers have located "the perfect solar system", forged without the violent collisions that made our own a hotchpotch of different-sized planets

“Records reveal hidden history of female astronomers at Yerkes Observatory”, UChicago News

November 9, 2023

UChicago team chronicles dozens of women who worked and made discoveries in early 20th century.

Samantha Usman recieved a UChicago LGBTQ+ Community Engagement Award

November 2, 2023

Samantha Usman, graduate student in Astronomy & Astrophysics, has been awarded the inaugural LGBTQ+ Community Engagement Award from UChicago Alumni Pride and the University of Chicago Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality. This award recognizes exceptional contributions that advance and support the interests of the LGBTQ+ community.


“NSF awards up to $21.4M for design of next-gen telescopes to capture earliest moments of universe”, UChicago News

October 30, 2023

Instruments would help us understand beginning, history, makeup of the universe

Professor Rocky Kolb awarded the APS Lilienfeld Prize

October 24, 2023

In an interview with APS News, Kolb discusses the Big Bang, parallel universes, and the need for public outreach.

Meet new faculty member: Diana Powell

October 3, 2023

Assistant Professor | PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, 2021

Meet new faculty member: Jamie Law-Smith

October 3, 2023

 Assistant Professor | PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics, UC Santa Cruz, 2021

Dhayaa Anbajagane won a 2023 CCAPP Price Prize in Cosmology and Astrophysics

October 2, 2023

Dhayaa Anbajagane, University of Chicago, "Inflation w/ lensing"


Congratulations to Dr. Jisheng Zhang

September 22, 2023

Congratulations to Jisheng Zhang for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on “Thermal and Magnetic History of Rocky Exoplanets”.

“XRISM satellite launches to study the universe in different colors of X-rays”, Uchicago News

September 12, 2023

Data to reveal flows of matter and energy close to black holes, elemental makeup of the universe


Congratulations to Dr. Georgios Zacharegkas

July 14, 2023

Congratulations to Georgios Zacharegkas for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on “Modeling the non-linear scales in Cosmology via the galaxy-halo connection with applications in DES Y3”.

Leslie Rogers won a 2023 Scialog Collaborative Innovation Award

July 6, 2023

Leslie Rogers, Astronomy & Astrophysics, University of Chicago, "Investigating the Biological Potential of Moons in the Uranus System"


Congratulations to Dr. Clarke Esmerian

June 27, 2023

Congratulations to Clarke Esmerian for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on “Modeling Dust Production, Growth, and Destruction in Reionization-Era Galaxies”.