July 24, 2020
Congratulations to Sam Passaglia for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "The Black Hole Window on Cosmic Inflation". Sam has accepted a postdoctoral position at the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe.
July 22, 2020
Congratulations to Philip Mansfield for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on "Why Do Dark Matter Halos Die Together? An Intergalactic Murder Mystery". Philip has received a position of a KIPAC fellow at Stanford University.
June 17, 2020
XENON1T data could be either evidence of new particle physics or unexpected contaminant.
June 9, 2020
“Finding who you are, what you do best and what you enjoy doing will bring you in the right direction—in research, and more broadly, in life,” says Prof. Paolo Privitera. “For this reason, I do not rush the students to focus on a single big project when they start working with me.”
June 2, 2020
We have recently received statements from Provost Lee and Dean Olinto regarding recent tragic events in Minneapolis, and indeed, throughout our country. I urge you to read these statements. Please know that, alongside the PSD and the University, the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the KICP remain committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
May 27, 2020
Professor Andrew Fabian from Cambridge's Institute of Astronomy has been awarded the 2020 Kavli Prize in Astrophysics, one of the world's most prestigious science prizes.
May 20, 2020
Nora’s dissertation research is on the discovery and modeling of Milky Way stellar streams, supervised by Alex Drlica-Wagner.
May 17, 2020
Congratulations to Karthik Ramanathan on receiving a 2020 Sugarman Award!
May 17, 2020
Congratulations to Phil Mansfield on receiving the 2020 Sugarman Award!
May 7, 2020
Congratulations to Maya Fishbach for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on "Astrophysics and Cosmology with Gravitational Waves" (PhD Advisor: Daniel E. Holz).
Paolo Privitera has been selected as a winner of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring
April 21, 2020
Congratulations to Prof. Paolo Privitera
March 3, 2020
Fermilab, UChicago scientists tap South Pole Telescope data to shed light on universe
A team of scientists have demonstrated how to "weigh" galaxy clusters using light from the earliest moments of the universe - a new method that could help shed light on dark matter, dark energy and other mysteries of the cosmos, such as how the universe formed.
February 13, 2020
A new solar telescope in Hawaii has captured images of the sun unlike any seen before. Professor Robert Rosner, an astrophysicist at the University of Chicago and one of the lead investigators on the project, says he’s been waiting for almost 40 years to see images like the ones recently captured.
January 9, 2020
"The most exciting thing is always something you haven't anticipated. In astronomy, whenever we've invented a new way to look at the sky, we discover something new that no one had ever thought of before. Our gravitational wave detectors haven't discovered anything profoundly unexpected, at least not yet."
- Daniel Holz, astrophysicist
December 4, 2019
Phil Mansfield has been appoined as the James Cronin Graduate Student Fellow.