News: 2021


“Priorities for next 10 years of astronomy include exoplanets, early days of universe”, UChicago News

November 8, 2021

Astro2020 survey prioritizes UChicago-affiliated projects such as Giant Magellan Telescope, CMB-S4


The advancement of the Giant Magellan Telescope project

October 25, 2021

The Weizmann Institute of Science is joining the GMTO Corporation. The new partnership reinforces that completing the largest and most powerful Gregorian optical-infrared telescope ever engineered is a top priority for the global scientific community.

Meet new KICP CASE associate fellow: Alex Alarcon Gonzalez

October 15, 2021

Alex is a postdoctoral appointee in the CPAC group of the  Argonne National Laboratory. He is interested in the study of the expansion and growth history of the Universe using data from galaxy surveys and cosmological simulations. He has worked in the analysis of galaxy clustering measurements and photometric redshift error estimation and calibration for photometric lensing surveys.


Congratulations to Zhuowen Zhang

September 21, 2021

Zhuowen Zhang has received the Prize for the Best Poster at the Fermilab Users Meeting in August, on DES galaxy cluster research.

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!