Academics

The University of Chicago Physical Sciences Division empowers students to answer fundamental questions in the physical and mathematical sciences and improve the world alongside leading University faculty.

Discipline Defining

The PSD has a rich history of shaping and defining new fields of discovery. Our faculty, researchers, and alumni have won over 87 Nobel Prizes, including 16 in Chemistry, 29 in Physics, and 12 in Medicine. Fifteen National Medal of Science winners have been faculty or alumni at UChicago, and alumni and faculty in our mathematics department have won nine Fields Medals.

Dynamic Connections

Our students build connections with world-leading scientists, collaborate across disciplines, and enjoy the dynamic Chicago and University communities. Our programs in the physical sciences include over 1,000 graduate students and postdocs from over 50 countries.

Diversity of Thought

Our students enjoy an inclusive and creative intellectual environment that promotes diversity of thought. They are empowered to pose and answer questions, explore new frontiers, and make an impact.