News: 2019


Mathematician Wins Prestigious Wolf Prize

January 17, 2019

Prof. Greg Lawler

Gregory Lawler, the George Wells Beadle Distinguished Service Professor of Mathematics and Statistics, has earned the prestigious Wolf Prize for his contributions to research on stochastic processes.

Undergraduate honored by Association for Women in Mathematics

January 14, 2019

Naomi Sweeting

Naomi Sweeting, a fourth-year in the College, has been awarded the Alice T. Schafer Mathematics Prize, given annually by the Association for Women in Mathematics (AWM) to an undergraduate woman for excellence in mathematics.

Astronomer Receives Lifetime Service Award

January 11, 2019

Donald York

Donald York, the Horace B. Horton Professor Emeritus in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, won this year’s Royal Astronomical Society Service Award for his lifetime contribution to astronomy.

UChicago graduate student helps discover rare exoplanet using Kepler data

January 10, 2019

A newly discovered exoplanet

Although NASA's Kepler space telescope ran out of fuel and ended its mission in 2018, citizen scientists, including UChicago graduate student Adina Feinstein, have used its data to discover an exoplanet 226 light-years away in the Taurus constellation.

Nancy Grace Roman, ‘mother of Hubble,’ 1925-2018

January 3, 2019

Nancy Grace Roman

Nancy Grace Roman, NASA's first chief of astronomy and one of the first women executives for the agency, died at the age of 93.