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”.
June 27, 2023
Congratulations to Clarke Esmerian for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on “Modeling Dust Production, Growth, and Destruction in Reionization-Era Galaxies”.
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.
April 24, 2023
Congratulations to Celeste Keith for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on "OBSERVATIONAL CONSEQUENCES OF HAWKING RADIATION FROM PRIMORDIAL BLACK HOLES".
April 17, 2023
Former KICP graduate student Kaeli Hughes (Ph.D., UChicago, 2022) won the Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Doctoral Dissertation Award in Astrophysics for 2023.
"For leading the lowest threshold ultra-high energy astrophysical neutrino search to date, with data from the Askaryan Radio Array, and her efforts toward the development of future radio detectors for ultra-high energy astrophysical and cosmogenic neutrinos."
April 3, 2023
In a new paper in Nature Astronomy, Taylor Hoyt –who received his Ph.D from UChicago in 2022 and is currently a researcher in Berkeley Lab’s Physics Division – presents a new approach to calibrating the measurement of the universe’s present day expansion rate.
January 5, 2023
Mandy Chen was born and raised in Guizhou Province, Southwest China. Before coming to the University of Chicago she was studying at the University of Hong Kong, where she got bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics and astronomy. This is her fifth year as a PhD student in astronomy and astrophysics. Her research focuses on observations of the diffuse circumgalactic medium—the outermost envelopes of galaxies. She says she “seeks to better understand the dynamical state of this diffuse gas, and its connection to the star-formation/supermassive blackhole activities of galaxies and the cosmic baryon cycle in general.”
December 8, 2022
Edgar Marrufo Villalpando, graduate student, won the 2022 DOE Graduate Instrumentation Research Award (GIRA).
October 27, 2022
Prof. Abigail Vieregg and her students build instruments to detect the highest energy neutrinos.
July 14, 2022
Graduate student Abby Lee has been awarded the Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) grant
July 14, 2022
Congratulations to Taylor Hoyt for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on “The Tip of the Red Giant Branch and its Application to Measurements of the Hubble Constant”.
July 12, 2022
Congratulations to Dimitrios Tanoglidis for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on “Shedding light on the Low-Surface-Brightness Universe with Galaxy Surveys and Machine Learning”.
July 12, 2022
Congratulations to Meng-Xiang Lin for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on “Seeking Solutions for the Hubble Tension”.
June 1, 2022
Congratulations to Rostom Mbarek for successfully defending his Ph.D. dissertation on “Particle Acceleration, Propagation, and Detection: A Journey from the Kinetic Structure of Plasma Physics to Particle Transport on Cosmic Scales”
May 27, 2022
Congratulations to Huanqing Chen for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on “Probing Cosmic Reionization with Quasar Proximity Zones” (PhD Advisor: Nick Gnedin)