Department in the News: 2014

Cosmic-Ray Telescope Flies High
November 4, 2014
by Debra Weiner, Scientific American
Cosmic-Ray Telescope Flies High

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Department members: Angela V. Olinto
Scientific projects: Extreme Universe Space Observatory at the Japanese Module

Prof. Jacob Bean has been awarded a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering
October 15, 2014

Hubble Maps the Temperature and Water Vapor on an Extreme Exoplanet
October 9, 2014
by Ray Villard, HubbleSite News
Hubble Maps the Temperature and Water Vapor on an Extreme Exoplanet

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

Cosmic detectives discover missing star in ultimate of dead ends
September 25, 2014
by Erin Fuller, The University of Chicago News Office
Cosmic detectives discover missing star in ultimate of dead ends

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Department members: Vikram Dwarkadas

Finding Dark Energy in the Details
September 23, 2014
by Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine
Finding Dark Energy in the Details

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

Do we live in a 2-D hologram?
August 28, 2014
by Steve Koppes, The University of Chicago News Office
Do we live in a 2-D hologram?

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Department members: Craig J. Hogan, Stephan S. Meyer

Wendy Freedman, a world-leading astronomer, joins UChicago faculty
August 7, 2014
by Steve Koppes, The University of Chicago News Office
Wendy Freedman, a world-leading astronomer, joins UChicago faculty

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Department members: Wendy Freedman
Scientific projects: Giant Magellan Telescope

Merging galaxies and droplets of starbirth: Hubble snaps a violent galactic merger and chain of star formation
July 10, 2014

Chuan He and Wayne Hu receive named professorships
June 11, 2014
The University of Chicago News Office
Chuan He and Wayne Hu receive named professorships

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Department members: Wayne Hu

University to bestow seven honorary degrees at 519th Convocation
June 10, 2014
by Steve Koppes, The University of Chicago News Office
University to bestow seven honorary degrees at 519th Convocation

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Department members: Wendy Freedman, Angela V. Olinto
Scientific projects: Giant Magellan Telescope

Fermi Institute announces recipients of Nathan Sugarman research awards
June 3, 2014
The University of Chicago News Office
Fermi Institute announces recipients of Nathan Sugarman research awards

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Department members: Wayne Hu, Paolo Privitera, Donald G. York
Department students: Vinicius Miranda Braganca

International collaboration replicates amplification of cosmic magnetic fields
June 2, 2014
by Steve Koppes, The University of Chicago News Office
International collaboration replicates amplification of cosmic magnetic fields

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Department members: Donald Q. Lamb

Wayne Hu was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
May 1, 2014
The University of Chicago News Office
Wayne Hu was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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Department members: Wayne Hu

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