News: Research


“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

Meet new KICP associate fellow: Colm Talbot

October 23, 2023

Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Fellow
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago

Meet new KICP Fellow: Hongwan Liu

October 5, 2023

Ph.D., MIT, 2019

Meet new KICP associate fellow: Daniel Gilman

October 4, 2023

Brinson Fellow, University of Chicago

Meet new KICP associate fellow: Georgios Valogiannis

October 4, 2023

Eric and Wendy Schmidt AI in Science Postdoctoral Fellow

Meet new senior member: Jamie Law-Smith

October 3, 2023

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

Meet new KICP associate fellow: Huangyu Xiao

September 27, 2023

Ph.D., University of Washington, 2022

Meet new CASE Associate:  Andrew P Hearin

September 15, 2023

Andrew Hearin received his Ph.D. in physics in 2012 from the University of Pittsburgh. He worked as a postdoc in the Theoretical Astrophysics group at Fermi National Lab, and then as postdoctoral fellow at Yale before joining Argonne in 2017.

Meet new Associate KICP Fellow:  Keith McBride

July 31, 2023

Ph.D., Physics, Ohio State University, 2021

“Answering big questions at the South Pole”, PSD News

May 22, 2023

Most people seek warmer destinations for travel to escape the tough Chicago winters. Brad Benson, on the other hand, sets his sights on the South Pole nearly every year. On his list of top reasons to visit: the intense cold creating extremely low levels of moisture in the air, dryer even than the highest mountain peaks in the world. 

“NSF awards $52M to upgrade Simons Observatory in Chile to explore origins of universe”, UChicago News

May 9, 2023

Improvements include upgraded receiver, solar panels to power the observatory and data processing pipeline.

Meet new KICP Fellow: Cyndia Yu

May 8, 2023

Cyndia is wrapping up her PhD in physics at Stanford/SLAC working on CMB instrumentation and analysis with Chao-Lin Kuo and Zeeshan Ahmed.

First results from DAMIC-M chosen as PRL Editors’ Suggestion

May 3, 2023

Led by PI Privitera, the DAMIC-M experiment published it’s first, world-leading results searching for sub-GeV dark matter via electron scattering in silicon CCDs.

Meet new KICP Fellow: Tanvi Karwal

April 26, 2023

I’m wrapping up a postdoc at the Center for Particle Cosmology at UPenn, and will join KICP this Fall.

Meet new KICP Fellow: Brandon Roach

April 26, 2023

Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2023