News: 2021


Congratulations to Kaeli Hughes

September 7, 2021

Kaeli Hughes,  KICP graduate student, won a  2021 Price Prize in Cosmology and Astrophysics


Event Horizon Telescope takes pioneering image of massive jet spewing from black hole

July 26, 2021

UChicago-led South Pole Telescope helps pinpoint location of supermassive black hole in galaxy Centaurus A


Congratulations to Dr. Qing Yang (Amy) Tang

June 18, 2021

Congratulations to Qing Yang (Amy) Tang for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on "Development of Kinetic Inductance Detectors for mm and sub-mm Observations".

Congratulations to Evan McDonough!

June 14, 2021

Evan has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Winnipeg. He will start his new position in the fall, do wish him well!

Congratulations to Daniel Baxter!

June 10, 2021

Daniel has accepted a position as an  Associate Scientist at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory . He will  start his new position in August, do wish him well.

“Solving the biggest mysteries of our universe, with Dan Hooper”,  UChicago News

June 3, 2021

Cosmologist discusses what happened after the Big Bang, ‘breaking’ the Standard Model of Physics


Congratulations to Chihway Chang, Brian Nord, and Lindsey Bleem

May 27, 2021

Congratulation to the winners of the Department of Energy Early Career Awards:  Chihway Chang, Brian Nord, and Lindsey Bleem.

Congratulations to Dr. Nora Shipp

May 20, 2021

Congratulations to Nora Shipp for successfully defending her Ph.D. dissertation on "Discovery & Modeling of Milky Way Stellar Streams".

“Jumping the Gap to Probe Large Black Holes”, by Susanna Kohler, AAS

May 11, 2021

Ezquiaga and Holz use the statistics of past black-hole binary detections and predictions of the capabilities of current and future gravitational-wave detectors to estimate what’s in store for us in terms of far-side black holes.


Meet new KICP Fellow: Hayden Lee

March 26, 2021

He will be joining us in the fall from Harvard University. He received his PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Cambridge.

Meet new KICP Fellow: Patricio Gallardo

March 19, 2021

Meet the KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Patricio Gallardo.
He will be joining us in the fall from Cornell University, where he received his PhD in Physics and currently serves as a Postdoctoral Researcher.
Welcome to KICP, Patricio!

Meet new KICP Fellow: Anastasia Sokolenko

March 12, 2021

Meet the KICP Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Anastasia Sokolenko.
She will be joining us in the fall from HEPHY (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Vienna. She received her PhD at the University of Oslo where she studied Theoretical Physics.
Welcome to KICP, Anastasia!

Meet Inaugural Brinson Prize Fellow: Ani Chiti

March 4, 2021

Meet the Inaugural Brinson Prize Fellow, Ani Chiti.
He will be joining us in the fall from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied observational astrophysics.
Welcome to KICP, Ani!


Meet new KICP associate fellow:  Francisco Javier Sanchez Lopez

February 22, 2021

My research interests include a number of topics in cosmology. I have been involved in The Dark Energy Survey collaboration. I used DES data to develop my PhD. thesis work. I have been computing angular two point auto and cross correlation functions. Also, I have been developing with my collaborators methods to extract the Baryon Acoustic Oscillations (BAO) scale relying on observable quantities only. I am interested in large-scale structure of the Universe, in galaxy-galaxy clustering and General Relativity. Moreover, I have a great interest in high energy physics, theoretical and experimental.

“New metamaterials for studying the oldest light in the universe”, by Brianna Barbu, FermiLab News

February 17, 2021

Jeff McMahon and his team have developed new techniques for working with curved lenses instead of flat silicon wafers for CMB telescope lenses.