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The PSD carries out fundamental research in both traditional, core areas as well as multidisciplinary ones, which may not have existed even a decade ago. Mathematics faculty, for example, are often working on solutions to extremely old problems using brand new methods. And in other departments, the boundaries of research are continually blurring, as, for example, chemistry and biology faculty work together to discover the basic processes of life and to conquer disease. Many of the accomplishments of the Division’s faculty, staff, and alumni have been recognized by awards such as the Nobel Prize, the Fields Medal, and the National Medal of Science, and by membership in the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Staff List

Bahareh Lampert

Bahareh Lampert

Dean of Students
blampert1@uchicago.edu
T: 773-702-8790


Shirley Proby

Shirley Proby

Associate Dean of Students for Registration & Financial Aid
sproby@uchicago.edu
T: 773-702-8789


Laura Rigazzi

Laura Rigazzi

Associate Dean of Students for Recruitment & Admissions
lrigazzi@uchicago.edu
T: 773-702-9708


Sierra Sterling

Sierra Sterling

Assistant Dean of Students
ssterlin@uchicago.edu
T: 773-702-3194


South Pole Telescope lit in pink with starry navy sky beyond

The PSD carries out fundamental research in both traditional, core areas as well as multidisciplinary ones, which may not have existed even a decade ago. Mathematics faculty, for example, are often working on solutions to extremely old problems using brand new methods. And in other departments, the boundaries of research are continually blurring, as, for example, chemistry and biology faculty work together to discover the basic processes of life and to conquer disease. Many of the accomplishments of the Division’s faculty, staff, and alumni have been recognized by awards such as the Nobel Prize, the Fields Medal, and the National Medal of Science, and by membership in the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

Research in the PSD is also augmented by collaboration with the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory, both of which are located in the suburbs of Chicago; this collaboration provides researchers with easy access to unique, large-scale experimental resources in high-energy physics and in solid-state, nuclear and low-temperature physics, chemistry, computer science, and environmental science.

We invite you to explore the websites of our departments, institutes, and centers to learn more.

PSD faculty are also involved in large-scale, often multi-institutional research ventures. These ventures include:

  • The Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, which emphasizes the study of nonlinear dynamics, bio-inspired materials, surface physics and chemistry, and nanomaterials.
  • The FLASH Center for Computational Science, which uses advanced computational techniques to study explosions inside stars.
  • Large-scale programs in astronomy (Sloan Digital Sky Survey Project and the Astrophysical Research Consortium Telescope, both located in New Mexico with remote operations possible from Chicago).

Multidisciplinary research is enhanced by several faculty groupings that cross disciplines and departments. These include the James Franck and Enrico Fermi Institutes, which break down barriers between physicists, chemists, and astronomers, and the Institute for Biophysical Dynamics, which connects scientists in the Division to biochemists and molecular biologists. The Committee on Evolutionary Biology draws on the expertise of fossil geologists, paleontologists, and field biologists. The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics combines physics and astronomy to answer the most fundamental questions of the origin and history of the Universe and the very nature and distribution of its matter and energy.

Women in STEM reception
Women in STEM reception
Women in STEM reception
Women in STEM reception
Exhibit reception launch
Out in PSD & PME
Out in PSD & PME
Out in PSD & PME
Out in PSD & PME
Out in PSD & PME

The PSD carries out fundamental research in both traditional, core areas as well as multidisciplinary ones, which may not have existed even a decade ago. Mathematics faculty, for example, are often working on solutions to extremely old problems using brand new methods. And in other departments, the boundaries of research are continually blurring, as, for example, chemistry and biology faculty work together to discover the basic processes of life and to conquer disease. Many of the accomplishments of the Division’s faculty, staff, and alumni have been recognized by awards such as the Nobel Prize, the Fields Medal, and the National Medal of Science, and by membership in the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences