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.
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. Linzer Distinguished University Professor of Physics and Astronomy and the Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics at Northwestern University.
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 - Ben Ryan, who recently defended his thesis, won the 2018 Mr. and Mrs.
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.
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.
01/10/2018 - Professor Yue Shen, post-doctoral researcher David Starkey, and graduate student Jennifer Li, along with researchers from the Pennsylvania State University, recently announced new measurements of s