Research in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago covers a broad range of topics, including cosmology, extragalactic and galactic astronomy and astrophysics, particle and high energy astrophysics, exoplanets, and the solar system.

Our faculty and staff engage in cutting-edge, forefront research projects in theoretical, experimental, and observational programs to understand the origin and evolution of the universe, the extremely energetic phenomena in the universe, the structure of galaxies and our Galaxy, our solar system and the search for extrasolar habitable planets.

Current major projects and observatories include

The Department maintains close research ties and partnership with the Argonne National Laboratory, Fermilab, and Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum.

Detailed information is also available on the webpages of individual scientists. A list of publications from members of the department is available here.