“Initial results from South Pole Telescope SPT-3G camera hint at future insights about our universe”, UChicago News

February 29, 2024

New data on the cosmic microwave background released from upgrade with 10 times more detectors

“Summary of a Life in Observational Ultraviolet/Optical Astronomy” by Donald G. York

February 9, 2024

My main science research is of an observational nature, concerning Galactic and intergalactic interstellar gas. Highlights for me included my work on the orbiting telescope Copernicus, including the discovery of interstellar deuterium; early observations of absorption associated with five-times ionized oxygen; and discoveries concerning the phases of gas in the local interstellar medium, based on previously unobservable interstellar UV spectral lines.

Dean Angela Olinto Named Provost of Columbia University

February 8, 2024

Angela Olinto, Dean of the Physical Sciences Division, and Professor in A&A, EFI, and Senior Member of the KICP will become the next provost of Columbia University.

“U. of C. contest seeks astronomy art from South Side students”, Hyde Park Herald

February 5, 2024

Astrophysicists and astronomers at the University of Chicago are holding an art contest with the aim of connecting more South Side kids to the cosmos.

“Final supernova results from Dark Energy Survey offer unique insights into expansion of universe”, UChicago News

January 18, 2024

For six years, the Dark Energy Survey catalogued the night sky with this telescope in Chile.

“Scientists find an unusual star that hints at a new way stars can die”, UChicago News

January 11, 2024

Discovery by UChicago astrophysicists may change our picture of how stars explode and elements are made

John Carlstrom has been awarded the Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics

January 11, 2024

University of Chicago astrophysicist celebrated for work investigating the cosmic microwave background for clues about the early universe.

Congratulations to Dr. Fei Xu

January 9, 2024

Congratulations to  Fei Xu for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on “Peeking Into the Future of Dark Matter Searches”.

Meet a new Assistant Professor: Harley Katz

January 2, 2024

Ph.D., University of Cambridge, 2017

Dr. Leslie Rogers has been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure

January 2, 2024

Congratulations to Leslie Rogers for her promotion to tenured associate professor.


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.