08/29/2018 - Xilu Wang successfully defended her PhD thesis, "Supernovae as gamma ray emitters from the MeV to the TeV." She is moving on to a N3AS Postdoctoral Fellowship at Notre Dame and Berkeley. Co
08/29/2018 - We begin the academic year with two faculty members newly promoted. Joaquin Vieira is now an Associate Professor of Astronomy and of Physics.
08/29/2018 - The Astronomy Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment. For complete details Click here
07/05/2018 - Graduate Student Daniel George has won third place in the Association for Computing Machinery Student Research Competition. Congratulations, Daniel!
07/02/2018 - Erin Cox successfully defended her PhD thesis on July 2, 2018. Congratulations, Dr. Cox!
05/16/2018 - Congratulations to the Astronomy Class of 2018! Best wishes on your future endeavors--you make us proud!
05/07/2018 - A second congratulations to Illinois alum Vicky Kalogera (Ph.D. 1997)! The Daniel I.
05/03/2018 - Vicky Kalogera (Ph.D. 1997) is the Daniel I.
05/03/2018 - Graduating Senior Alex Dittmann is the winner of the 2018 Wyatt Award. The Wyatt award is presented to the graduating Astronomy major or minor with the most outstanding GPA and track record of und
04/09/2018 - Every year, the University of Illinois awards six people the Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) Award. This year, Prof. and Assistant Chair Bryan Dunne was one of the winners.
04/09/2018 - Ben Ryan, who recently defended his thesis, won the 2018 Mr. and Mrs.
03/16/2018 - Charlie Young, a sophomore in CS+Astronomy, has created an analytics program for Fighting Illini baseball.
03/02/2018 - Sidney Lower, a senior minoring in Astronomy, has won the 2018 Layla S. Ryan Scholarship award.
01/25/2018 - Prof. Eliu Huerta and Grad Student Daniel George are pioneering the use of Deep Learning to study gravitational waves.
01/11/2018 - The Dark Energy Survey releases first three years of data. Illinois plays a large role in the data and the science.