Past Events

2020

Origins of Life: Tim Lyons

1:30–3:00 pm Zoom webinar

Tim Lyons from the University of California, Riverside presents “Constraining prebiotic chemistry through a better understanding of Earth’s earliest environments,” as part of the Origins of Life Speaker Series.

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Origins of Life

Nov 19

"Picture a Scientist" panel discussion

11:00 am–12:15 pm

Panel discussion about the documentary “Picture a Scientist” with faculty from the PSD

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WomeninSTEM

Nov 18

Chicago Section of American Chemical Society Willard Gibbs Award Address: Prof. Zhenan Bao

7:00–9:00 pm Register as member or guest for Zoom link

Prof. Luping Yu will introduce UChicago alum and former lab member, Prof. Zhenan Bao, for the Chicago Section of American Chemical Society Willard Gibbs Award Address, “Skin-Inspired Electronics.”

Nov 13

Origins of Life: John Sutherland

1:30–3:00 pm Zoom webinar

John Sutherland from the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge presents “Origins of Life Systems Chemistry,” as part of the Origins of Life Speaker Series.

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Origins of Life

Nov 12
PSD Staff Awards 2020 logo

The 1st Annual Staff Awards

12:00–1:00 pm

Virtual PSD staff awards ceremony honoring 34 nominated staff members and 4 winners. Remarks by Dean Olinto and EDI Director Neli Fanning.

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EDI, staff

Nov 10

Partnering to Advance AI Research & Development

2:00–4:00 pm Zoom

In part one of this two-part workshop, “Partnering to Advance AI Research & Development,” we begin with a broad focus on partnering opportunities available to advance AI research and development between the partnering institutions at University of Chicago, Fermilab, Argonne National Laboratory, and Toyota Technological Institute at Chicago (TTIC).  This workshop will highlight and identify opportunities for synergistic R&D among our institutions.  There will be multiple Q&A opportunities to provide as much interaction as possible.

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AI

Nov 9

Origins of Life: Daniel Glavin

1:30–3:00 pm Zoom webinar

Daniel Glavin from the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center presents “Meteorite Delivery of Prebiotic Organics: An Inventory for the Origin of Life,” as part of the Origins of Life Speaker Series.

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Origins of Life

Nov 5

Origins of Life: Jenny Bergner

1:30–3:00 pm Zoom webinar

Jenny Bergner from the University of Chicago presents “Astronomical insights on the delivery of organic building blocks to new worlds,” as part of the Origins of Life Speaker Series.

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Origins of Life

Oct 29

Dealing with COVID-19 in Theory and Practice - IMSI

Through October 30, 2020 Zoom

The extraordinary impact of COVID-19 requires equally extraordinary measures, which are the focus of this workshop. Four major themes will be represented: Public Health Challenges, The Role of Data Science, Measuring and Managing Economic Impact, and The Path Forward. One unique aspect of this workshop is the breadth of participants, bringing together stakeholders from the most relevant communities, including biomedical experts, epidemiologists, public health officials, economists, business professionals, and bioethicists. One of the key objectives of this workshop is to encourage collaboration across disciplines that have practical impact in the near term.

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IMSI

Oct 29

Maria Goeppert Mayer Lecture Series: Andrea Ghez, Nobel laureate, Physics 2020

3:30–4:30 pm Virtual; see link in full description

The Monster at the Heart of our Galaxy: Learn about new developments in the study of supermassive black holes.

Oct 22