Past Events

2021

Physics Colloquium poster with image of Jack Szostak lecturing and event details

Origin of Life Physics Colloquium with Jack W. Szostak

3:30–4:30 pm Maria Goeppert-Mayer Lecture Hall

The University of Chicago Department of Physics welcomes 2009 Nobel laureate Jack W. Szostak to the 2021 Physics Colloquium, Physics and the Origin of Life.

Topics

Physics

Sep 30

GRADFair 2021

12:00–4:00 pm online

GRADFair is the annual fall career fair exclusively for graduate students, postdocs, and recent graduate alumni. Attendees can find internships and full-time jobs, network with employers, and learn about future opportunities. This year’s event will be held virtually on Handshake. Register by noon on Aug. 24.

Topics

career, internship

Sep 30
Dean of PSD, Angela Olinto

A fireside chat with Dean Angela Olinto

12:00–1:00 pm online

Join UChicago Global and the Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago for the second webinar in a series featuring conversations between leading scholars from the University of Chicago and Brazil on the impact of international collaboration on advances in science.

In this conversation, Angela Olinto, Dean of the Physical Sciences Division at the University of Chicago, and João R.T. de Mello Neto, Professor of Physics at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, will discuss Angela’s research in astrophysics and cosmology, her personal journey from Brazil to the US, and her leadership journey as an academic, a woman in science, and a strong proponent of diversity and inclusion at UChicago.

Topics

astronomy, astrophysics, Olinto

Sep 24
Stephen Berry

Celebration of Life for R. Stephen Berry

11:00 am–12:00 pm Online

Please join us in remembering and celebrating the life of R. Stephen Berry.

Jul 25
Congratulations Class of 2021 with gargoyle wearing a maroon UChicago mask

PSD Convocation Ceremony

7:00–9:00 pm Online

The 2021 PSD Convocation Ceremony will be available to view online beginning at 7 pm CST on June 9

Jun 9

PSD Staff Summer Coffee Hour

9:00–10:00 am Online

All PSD Staff are invited to a summer coffee hour on Zoom, Wednesday, June 9, 9:00-10:00 AM

Topics

EDISC

Jun 9

Ethan Silva: Materializing Visions

5:30–6:30 pm Online

Physics & Contemporary Architecture Guest Lecture Series Spring ‘21

The University of Chicago Physics Profs. Sid Nagel and Heinrich Jaeger invite the public to the 8 lectures of the course PHSC11800 Physics & Contemporary Architecture, featuring a top flight of architects and structural engineers discussing contemporary structures and their relationship to physics. All lectures take place on Thursdays at 5:30pm CST and they will be presented online as live video conferences.

May 27

Jeanne Gang: Strength in the Fluid, Soft, and Yielding

5:30–6:30 pm Online

Physics & Contemporary Architecture Guest Lecture Series Spring ‘21

The University of Chicago Physics Profs. Sid Nagel and Heinrich Jaeger invite the public to the 8 lectures of the course PHSC11800 Physics & Contemporary Architecture, featuring a top flight of architects and structural engineers discussing contemporary structures and their relationship to physics. All lectures take place on Thursdays at 5:30pm CST and they will be presented online as live video conferences.

May 20
Alexander Beilinson

Shaw Prize Lecture: Alexander Beilinson

6:00–7:00 am Online

A lecture in honor of The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences 2020, awarded in equal shares to Alexander Beilinson, David and Mary Winton Green University Professor at the University of Chicago, USA, and David Kazhdan, Professor of Mathematics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, for their huge influence on and profound contributions to representation theory, as well as many other areas of mathematics. Prof. Beilinson prerecorded the lecture, which will be on Zoom and YouTube.

Topics

Mathematics

May 20
On May 17-18, 2021, the University of Chicago will host a mini-symposium with France, image has microscopic images of COVID-19 virus and UChicago logo

Cross-cutting Theories in Biology Symposium

8:00–9:30 am Online

On May 17-18, 2021, the University of Chicago will host a mini-symposium to bring together our faculty and two colleagues from the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris for talks and discussions about new ideas and theories in biology. Prof. Aleksandra Walczak and Prof. Thierry Mora will join us from the Ecole Normale Superieure. They will each give talks on the interactions between COVID-19 and the immune system, followed by additional presentations by UChicago faculty about more cross-cutting ideas in biology.

Topics

COVID, PME

May 18