Department in the News: 2015

Angela Olinto: Cosmic Showers
December 8, 2015

Pierre Auger Observatory celebrates 15 years of achievements
December 7, 2015
Pierre Auger Observatory

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Department members: James W. Cronin, Angela V. Olinto, Paolo Privitera
Scientific projects: Pierre Auger Observatory

Controversial experiment sees no evidence that the universe is a hologram
December 4, 2015
Science Magazine

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Department members: Craig J. Hogan

Can We Find an Earth-Like Planet?
November 24, 2015
The Good Stuff

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Department members: Jacob L. Bean
Department students: Laura Kreidberg

UChicago to highlight its history and future in astronomy and astrophysics Nov. 17-18
November 16, 2015

Giant Magellan Telescope: Super-scope project breaks ground
November 12, 2015
BBC News, by Jonathan Amos

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Scientific projects: Giant Magellan Telescope

Giant Magellan Telescope Organization breaks ground in Chile
November 11, 2015

Eckhardt Research Center to begin new phase of ambitious science
October 29, 2015

Wendy Freedman: This new telescope might show us the beginning of the universe
September 8, 2015
TEDGlobal

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Department members: Wendy L. Freedman
Scientific projects: Giant Magellan Telescope

Catching cosmic rays where they live
August 14, 2015
AAAS, by Emily Conover

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

Faculty members receive named, distinguished service professorships
August 13, 2015

Star witness
July 17, 2015
The University of Chicago Magazine, by Maureen Searcy

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Department members: Wendy L. Freedman

Jupiter Twin Discovered Around Solar Twin
July 15, 2015
European Southern Observatory

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Department members: Jacob L. Bean
Department students: Megan Bedell

The Fabric of the Universe
July 14, 2015
UChicago Arts

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Department members: Andrey V. Kravtsov
Department students: Benedikt Diemer

Kavli Roundtable Discussion: "Dwarf Galaxies Loom Large in the Quest for Dark Matter"
June 24, 2015
The Kavli Foundation, by Adam Hadhazy

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

Chicago blues and the science in sound
June 19, 2015
The University of Chicago News Office, by Greg Borzo

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Department members: Bradford A. Benson

John Carlstrom to receive Gruber Cosmology Prize for experimental explorations of universe
June 11, 2015

2015 Gruber Prize in Cosmology: John E. Carlstrom
June 9, 2015
The Gruber Foundation

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

World's largest telescope to explore universe's deepest secrets
June 5, 2015
CNN, by Lauren Said-Moorhouse

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Department members: Wendy L. Freedman
Scientific projects: Giant Magellan Telescope

U. of C. to help build giant telescope, a 'venture into the unknown'
June 4, 2015
Chicago Tribune, by Dawn Rhodes

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

Giant Magellan Telescope's international partners approve start of construction phase
June 4, 2015

University Of Chicago Helping Build "Epic" Telescope In Chile
June 3, 2015
CBS Chicago

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Scientific projects: Giant Magellan Telescope

Giant Magellan Telescope’s International Partners Approve Start of Construction Phase
June 3, 2015
CNBC

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Department members: Wendy L. Freedman
Scientific projects: Giant Magellan Telescope

Giant Magellan Telescope's International Partners Approve Start of Construction Phase
June 3, 2015
GMTO News

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Department members: Wendy L. Freedman
Scientific projects: Giant Magellan Telescope

Honoring graduate teachers and mentors: Prof. Angela Olinto
June 1, 2015
The University of Chicago News Office

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Department members: Angela V. Olinto
Department students: Ke Fang

Students in arts and sciences influence, benefit each other
May 29, 2015
The University of Chicago News Office, by Ryan Manzuk

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Department students: Benedikt Diemer

The Particle That Broke a Cosmic Speed Limit
May 17, 2015
Quanta Magazine, by Natalie Wolchover

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Department members: Angela V. Olinto, Paolo Privitera
Department students: Ke Fang
Scientific projects: Pierre Auger Observatory

Live Session with Michael Turner
May 13, 2015
Livestream.com

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Department members: Michael S. Turner

Absence of gravitational-wave signal extends limit on knowable universe
April 27, 2015
Fermilab, by Diana Kwon

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

FLASH Center will study origin of cosmic magnetic fields using Omega laser
April 21, 2015

Earth-sized telescope expands to the South Pole to see black holes in detail
April 21, 2015

Virtual Telescope Expands to See Black Holes
April 21, 2015
University of Arizona News, by Daniel Stolte

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

Mapping dark matter may help solve a cosmic mystery
April 15, 2015
PBS

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

Flash Center laser experiment heralded by the UK Institute of Physics as one of the top-ten physics breakthroughs of 2014
April 1, 2015

Horizon 2015: Dancing in the Dark - The End of Physics?
March 30, 2015
BBC

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Department members: Dan Hooper

Wendy Freedman's expanding universe
March 29, 2015
The University of Chicago News Office, by Maureen Searcy

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Department members: Wendy L. Freedman
Scientific projects: Giant Magellan Telescope

John E. Carlstrom, Thomas M. Crawford and Lloyd Knox, "Particle physics and the cosmic microwave background"
March 13, 2015
Physics Today

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

Scientists find rare dwarf satellite galaxy candidates in Dark Energy Survey data
March 11, 2015
Fermilab

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

One Hundred Years of General Relativity
March 6, 2015
Science Friday

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Department members: Michael S. Turner

Chicago's John Grunsfeld Named U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame Inductee
February 16, 2015