News

2024

John Carlstrom has been awarded the Arthur L. Kelly Faculty Prize for Exceptional Service in the PSD

May 22, 2024

John Carlstrom, Subramanyan Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Astronomy & Astrophysics and Physics, the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the College, receives this prize in recognition of his critical contributions to the Physical Sciences Division and the continued success of both academic departments.


Ava Polzin won the audience prize in UChicagoGRAD’s Thesis competition

May 21, 2024

Ava Polzin, Astronomy and Astrophysics “The Smallest Pieces of the Puzzle: Using Dwarf Galaxies to Understand the Universe”


“NASA’s Chandra Notices the Galactic Center is Venting”,  Chandra Press Release

May 10, 2024

“We suspected that magnetic fields are acting as the walls of the chimney and that hot gas is traveling up through them, like smoke”, said Scott Mackey of the University of Chicago, who led the study. “Now we’ve discovered an exhaust vent near the top of the chimney.”


Congratulations to Dr. Zhuowen (Ben) Zhang

April 26, 2024

Congratulations to Zhuowen (Ben) Zhang for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "Forward modeling of cluster systematics for cluster cosmology".


Congratulations to Dr. Mandy Chen

April 23, 2024

Congratulations to Mandy Chen for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on "Toward a Physical Understanding of the Dynamic Circumgalactic Medium"


Gabriel Hoshino was awarded the DOE’s Office of SCGSR Fellowship

April 23, 2024

Gabriel Hoshino, PhD student, was awarded the DOE’s Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Fellowship to work with Prof. David Miller, Andrew Sonnenschein, and  Stefan Knirck on "Instrumentation for a Terahertz Reflector-Based Search for Axions and Dark Photon”  
 


Congratulations to Dr. Jason Poh

April 22, 2024

Congratulations to Jason Poh for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "Strong Gravitational Lensing Science in the Era of Large Astronomical Surveys".


Congratulations to Dr. Maya Mallaby-Kay

April 12, 2024

Congratulations to Maya Mallaby-Kay for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on "Probing the Large Scale Structure of our Universe with the Atacama Cosmology Telescope".


Congratulations to Dr. Andrea Bryant

April 10, 2024

Congratulations to Andrea Bryant for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on "HYPOTHETICAL ICY MOON SEISMIC PROFILES FOR COMPARISON TO FUTURE SEISMIC DATA"


Amanda Farah won the 2023 Blue Apple Prize

March 31, 2024

Congratulations to the 2023 Blue Apple Prize winner, Amanda Farah!


Welcome KICP Fellow Class of KICP 2024

March 26, 2024

We are pleased to welcome 4 new KICP fellows this fall!


Congratulations to Dr. Wei Quan

March 8, 2024

Congratulations to Wei Quan for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "ANALYSIS OF COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND TEMPERATURE AND E-MODE POLARIZATION ANISOTROPY WITH 2019 AND 2020 DATA FROM THE SOUTH POLE TELESCOPE".


“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.


Congratulations to Dr. Jody Ti-Lin Chou

February 9, 2024

Congratulations to  Ti-Lin Chou for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on “IMPROVED MEASUREMENTS OF THE TEMPERATURE AND E-MODE POLARIZATION OF THE CMB FROM THE FULL 500-SQUARE-DEGREE SPTPOL DATASET”.