Department in the News

Physics Today' cover page: The Dark Energy Survey
April 10, 2014
Physics Today
Physics Today' cover page: The Dark Energy Survey

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Department members: Joshua A. Frieman
Scientific projects: Dark Energy Survey

Searching High & Low for Dark Matter
April 7, 2014
by Bruce Lieberman, The Kavli Foundation
Searching High & Low for Dark Matter

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Department members: Dan Hooper

Fermi Telescope data tantalize with new clues to dark matter
April 3, 2014
by Francis Reddy, The University of Chicago News Office
Fermi Telescope data tantalize with new clues to dark matter

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Department members: Dan Hooper

Tremors from cosmic discovery reverberate through Kavli Institute
March 28, 2014
by Steve Koppes, The University of Chicago News Office
Tremors from cosmic discovery reverberate through Kavli Institute

Astrophysicists target mystery of powerful particles: Prof. Angela Olinto continues UChicago leadership in cosmic ray research with space station telescope
March 20, 2014

Six UChicago scholars receive research fellowships from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation
March 10, 2014
by Wen Huang, The University of Chicago News Office
Six UChicago scholars receive research fellowships from Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

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Department members: Daniel Fabrycky

Fingerprinting the Circumgalactic Medium: A new study finds the space surrounding dwarf galaxies in the nearby universe to be shockingly pristine
March 7, 2014

Case for Dark Matter Signal Strengthens
March 6, 2014
by Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine, Simons Foundation
Case for Dark Matter Signal Strengthens

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Department members: Dan Hooper

To catch a falling asteroid: Dark Energy Camera scientists locate object passing Earth
February 25, 2014

Faculty members recognized for research, teaching and professional service with new professorships
February 4, 2014

The Forecast on GJ 1214b: Extremely Cloudy
January 11, 2014
The New York Times
The Forecast on GJ 1214b: Extremely Cloudy

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Department members: Jacob L. Bean, Andreas Seifahrt, Kevin Stevenson
Department students: Laura Kreidberg

Joshua Frieman has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Astronomical Society
January 10, 2014

On Planet GJ1214 B, Expect Exotic Cloud Cover
January 3, 2014
by Nell Greenfieldboyce, National Public Radio
On Planet GJ1214 B, Expect Exotic Cloud Cover

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Department students: Laura Kreidberg

UChicago researchers use Hubble Telescope to reveal cloudy weather on alien world
December 31, 2013
by Steve Koppes, University of Chicago News Office
UChicago researchers use Hubble Telescope to reveal cloudy weather on alien world

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Department members: Jacob L. Bean, Andreas Seifahrt, Kevin Stevenson
Department students: Laura Kreidberg

On the dark side
December 19, 2013
by Maureen Searcy, University of Chicago Magazine
On the dark side

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Department members: Joshua A. Frieman
Scientific projects: Dark Energy Survey

Swirls in remnants of Big Bang may hold clues to universe's infancy
December 13, 2013
by Emily Conover, University of Chicago News
Swirls in remnants of Big Bang may hold clues to universe's infancy

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Department members: John E. Carlstrom
Scientific projects: South Pole Telescope

SPT's measurement of B-mode polarization chosen as one of Physics World's Top Ten Breakthroughs of 2013
December 13, 2013

The Dark Energy Camera
September 26, 2013
by Eddie Arruza, Chicago Tonight
The Dark Energy Camera

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Department members: Joshua A. Frieman
Scientific projects: Dark Energy Survey

Spacecraft measures changes in direction of solar system's interstellar winds
September 17, 2013
by Maria Martinez, The University of Chicago News Office
Spacecraft measures changes in direction of solar system's interstellar winds

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Department members: Priscilla Frisch

Giant digital camera probes cosmic 'dark energy,' the universe's deepest mystery
September 11, 2013
by Brian Vastag, The Washington Post
Giant digital camera probes cosmic 'dark energy,' the universe's deepest mystery

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Department members: Joshua A. Frieman
Scientific projects: Dark Energy Survey

Astronomy course builds STEM foundation for Chicago students, teachers
September 5, 2013
by Susheela Bhat, The University of Chicago News Office
Astronomy course builds STEM foundation for Chicago students, teachers

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Department members: Donald G. York
Scientific projects: Sloan Digital Sky Survey

GMT Successfully Casts Third Mirror
August 27, 2013

Tons Of Molten Glass Go Into Making Mirror For Giant Telescope
August 27, 2013
by Scott Neuman, National Public Radio
Tons Of Molten Glass Go Into Making Mirror For Giant Telescope

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Scientific projects: Giant Magellan Telescope

A problem of cosmic proportions
August 27, 2013
The Economist
A problem of cosmic proportions

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Department members: Joshua A. Frieman
Scientific projects: Dark Energy Survey

B-mode polarization spotted in cosmic microwave background
July 25, 2013
by Jon Cartwright, Physics World
B-mode polarization spotted in cosmic microwave background

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Department members: John E. Carlstrom
Scientific projects: South Pole Telescope

Polarization detected in Big Bang's echo
July 25, 2013
by Eugenie Samuel Reich, Nature
Polarization detected in Big Bang's echo

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Department members: John E. Carlstrom
Scientific projects: South Pole Telescope

The Dawn of Distant Skies
June 26, 2013
by Michael D. Lemonick, Scientific American
The Dawn of Distant Skies

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Department students: Laura Kreidberg

Angela Olinto's cosmic needle in a haystack
June 13, 2013
by Delia O'Hara, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Angela Olinto's cosmic needle in a haystack

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Department members: Angela V. Olinto

High-flying educators trained at Yerkes Observatory
May 6, 2013
by Katherine Watson, The University of Chicago News Office
High-flying educators trained at Yerkes Observatory

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Department members: Doyal ''Al'' Harper