Hello! My name is Samantha Usman. I’m an astrophysics PhD candidate at the University of Chicago.

To learn more about my professional work, head to my CV page.

For fun, I make pottery: A few pieces of pottery I have made A few pieces of pottery I have made

train in Brazilian jiu jitsu: My purple belt promotion on Feb. 4th, 2020. Photo credit: Ryan Nishimoto

My purple belt promotion on Feb. 4th, 2020. Photo credit: Ryan Nishimoto

and hike with my dog, Burr: My dog, Burr, in the stump of a tree at Swallow Cliff Woods My dog, Burr, in the stump of a tree at Swallow Cliff Woods







































In my heart forever is Marble: Marble RIP June 5th, 2008 - October 17, 2021