News: Awards


Rafael Luque and Lily Zhao were awarded NASA Hubble Fellowships

April 2, 2024

Rafael Luque  "Understanding the origin and nature of sub-Neptunes" and Lily Zhao "Enabling Radial Velocity Detection of Earth-Twins Through Data-Driven Algorithms and Community Collaboration"

“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.

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.

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

“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.

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. 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"

Karia Dibert has been awarded a William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year

June 14, 2023

Congratulations to graduate student Karia Dibert, who has been awarded a William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Michael Gladders will receive a Quantrell Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching

May 24, 2023

Prof Michael Gladders will receive a Quantrell Award for excellence in undergraduate teaching at the University next week. Mike was nominated by the students in his Astronomy Field Course, an innovative course he designed that gets astronomy majors directly engaged in research with the Magellan telescope. This is one of the highest honors for faculty at the University.

Aster Taylor receives prestigious Hertz Fellowship

May 24, 2023

Aster Taylor (BS, Astrophysics, 2023) is one of 15 Hertz Fellows selected for this honor, which is awarded to doctoral students who have the "extraordinary creativity necessary to tackle problems others can’t solve."

Wendy Freedman has been elected to the Royal Society, PSD News

May 10, 2023

Wendy Freedman, John and Marion Sullivan University Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics,  has been elected to the Royal Society, a fellowship of many of the world’s most eminent scientists and the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. This year, 59 scientists from around the world were elected Fellows or Foreign Members of the Society for their outstanding contributions to science.