3:00–4:00 pm Rockefeller Memorial Chapel
The University of Chicago will hold a memorial service on Nov. 18 at 3 PM for Shaoxiong “Dennis” Zheng, a recent UChicago graduate who was shot and killed last week in Hyde Park.
Through November 12, 2021 David Rubenstein Forum
The Rising Stars in Data Science workshop at the University of Chicago focuses on celebrating and fast tracking the careers of exceptional data scientists at a critical inflection point in their career: the transition to postdoctoral scholar, research scientist, industry research position, or tenure track position. The Autumn 2021 workshop will showcase the exciting, innovative data science initiatives at UChicago as well as the research work of exceptional PhD students and postdocs from over 15 institutions nationwide and globally. Several faculty will present as well.
5:00–7:00 pm online
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists presents Conversations Before Midnight, a virtual event that puts attendees at a “table” with some of the most informed and influential experts on climate change, nuclear risk, biosecurity, and disruptive technology. Guests will have the opportunity to take part in small, group conversations with a global community. PSD’s Prof. Robert Rosner will be honored.
3:00–4:00 pm Online, Crerar 390
The Data Science Institute at the University of Chicago presents Jenna Wiens, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Associate Director of the AI Lab, and co-Director of Precision Health at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, presenting the lecture, “From Diagnosis to Treatment: Augmenting Clinical Decision Making with Artificial Intelligence.”
9:00 am–6:00 pm online
The fourth annual Chicago Quantum Summit will be a daylong program of presentations and discussions focusing on growing quantum ecosystems, commercializing research, and considering complex issues such as workforce development and inclusion — on both local and global scales. Highlights include opening remarks by President Paul Alivisatos, Governor J.B. Pritzker, and Prof. David Awschalom, morning keynotes and afternoon panels.
7:00–8:00 pm online
“A Genetic Game Changer: RNA Methylation in Medicine, Agriculture, and Conservation”
Virtual Harper Lecture with Chuan He, the John T. Wilson Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
8:00–9:00 am ERC Atrium
All PSD Staff are invited to socialize and reconnect during this EDISC hosted Coffee Hour
2:00 pm ERC 161 and Zoom
Dimitar Sasselov, Phillips Professor of Astronomy, Director of the Origins of Life Initiative, Senior Advisor in the Sciences for Advanced Study, Harvard University
“Environments for the Origins of Life: Photons, Electrons, and Chemistry in Muddy Lakes”
From Mars to far beyond, our search is intensifying for evidence that life is not unique to planet Earth. I will show intersections between astro- and geochemical environments and prebiotic chemistry, which help us understand potential pathways to life - in the Solar System or exoplanets.
Annual gathering of campus partners that work with graduate students to engage in opportunities that fulfill the NSF Broader Impacts requirement.
7:00–8:00 pm online
UChicago Alumni & Friends presents Prof. Marcela Carena, Dept. of Physics, EFI, and KICP, delivering a lecture entitled, “The Unseen Universe: How It Impacts the World We See.”