Department News: 2018
The 2017 Science Magazine Breakthrough of the Year
January 4, 2018
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The Prof. Daniel Holz and his research group and the Dark Energy Survey, led by the Prof. Joshua Frieman played key roles in the discovery of a pair of coalescing neutron stars, the 2017 Science Magazine Breakthrough of the Year.

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Department members: Joshua A. Frieman, Daniel E. Holz
Scientific projects: Dark Energy Survey, Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory

Open faculty positions
January 1, 2018
The Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics and the Department of Physics at The University of Chicago are conducting open searches at the rank of Assistant and Associate Professor. We welcome applications from candidates across all areas. A goal of these searches is to increase the diversity of the faculty. We particularly welcome applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented in our disciplines, such as women, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian, or Alaskan Native. Women will be considered for a Clare Booth Luce Professorship supported by the Henry Luce Foundation.

Applicants must apply online through the University of Chicago academic careers websites upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of research, a statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2018. Full consideration will be given to applications completed by February 15, 2018.

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