Information for Prospective Graduate Students
Applications for the 2013-2014 academic year will be accepted beginning November 1st, 2012.
The University of Chicago is home to many of the most exciting projects in astrophysics and cosmology. Projects include:
|Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy (CARMA), Chicago is a member of the Combined Array for Research in Millimeter-wave Astronomy|
|Magellan Telescopes (MT), Chicago has access to time on the twin Magellan telescopes|
|Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), Chicago is a Founding Member of the Giant Magellan Telescope|
|South Pole Telescope (SPT), Chicago leads the South Pole Telescope project|
|Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), which is finding the 3D positions of one million galaxies and over 100,000 quasars|
|Planck, an ESA satellite|
|Interferometric Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect Imaging Experiment (SZE), the upscattering of the microwave background by hot electrons in galaxy clusters -- is being detected on a scale never dreamed possible by John Carlstrom's group|
Each of these projects has the potential individually to revolutionize our understanding of the cosmos. Together, they may well provide us with a consistent view of how structure in the universe formed. When considering these along with all the other astrophysics initiatives at UofC [see below], one is led to the inescapable conclusion that Chicago truly is the Center of the Universe.
- Simple descriptions of our overall research interests
- Research Projects & Facilities
- The News pages often has highlights of research in the Department
Rules and Regulations and Classes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics classes;
- General statement summarizing the curriculum, the procedures, and the regulations;
- Detailed outline of core class sequence;
- Graduate program description from the online catalog;
- Office of Academic Publications page on Graduate Programs at the University of Chicago in general.
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