Research groups
Bean Exoplanet Group
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The main theme of the group's research is the observational study of planets outside the Solar System ("exoplanets"). We use ground- and space-based telescopes to detect and characterize these worlds. We are also engaged in building new instruments as part of our push towards eventually identifying other Earth-like planets.

Members: Jacob L. Bean (Leader), Emily Gilbert, Benjamin Montet, Andreas Seifahrt, Julian Stuermer

Deep Skies Lab
Meetings: on Tuesdays @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, ERC 419

Members: Brian Nord (Leader)

Exoplanet Reading Group
Generally meet biweekly, on Monday at 3 pm
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Meetings: on Mondays @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM, ERC 545

Members: Nora Bailey, Daniel Fabrycky (Leader), Nadejda Marounina, David Martin, Andrew Neil, Jisheng Zhang

Hooper's research group
Meetings: on Tuesdays @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, ERC 419

Members: Dan Hooper (Leader)

Hu's research group
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Meetings: on Mondays @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, ERC 419

Members: Wayne Hu (Leader), Sam Passaglia

Joint DES-SPT group
Meetings: on Wednesdays @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM, ERC 345

Members: Joshua A. Frieman (Leader)

Kravtsov's research group
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Andrey Kravtsov's group, "Chicago-land structure formation aficionados"

Meetings: on Fridays @ 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, ERC 419

Members: Hsiao-Wen Chen, Nickolay Y. Gnedin, Andrey V. Kravtsov (Leader), Vadim Semenov

Privitera's research group
Meetings: on Tuesdays @ 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, ERC 445

Members: Paolo Privitera (Leader)

Relativity group
Meetings: on Mondays @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, PRC 4th Floor Conference Room

Members: Zoheyr Doctor, Maya Fishbach, Daniel E. Holz (Leader)

Ryerson Astronomical Society
The RAS holds a Monday evening talk series during the UChicago academic year, as well as public observation on Wednesday nights.
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The Ryerson Astronomical Society (RAS) is the University of Chicago's astronomy club. Our club's purpose is to observe the celestial luminaries in hushed awe in our observation dome on the roof of Ryerson Hall, and to spread the love of astronomy and astrophysics through talks and events.

The RAS holds a Monday evening talk series during the UChicago academic year, as well as public observation on Wednesday nights. No experience or prior interest is necessary for either event, and we encourage everyone to come and participate. Beyond our weekly events, the RAS conducts many other activities in the astronomy and astrophysics realm, which are open to our members. Periodically, we run trips out to dark sky sites in the vicinity of Chicago for better observing. We also run longer (weekend) trpis to Yerkes Observatory in Wisconsin, where participate in workshops and observe the skies through world-class optics.

Shirokoff's research group
Meetings: on Fridays @ 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM, ERC 345

Members: Erik Shirokoff (Leader)

SPT group
Meetings: on Wednesdays @ 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM, ERC 345

Members: Bradford A. Benson, John E. Carlstrom (Leader), Clarence L. Chang, Thomas Crawford