News

2020

Pioneering PSD scientists Laura Gagliardi, John Carlstrom, and Yamuna Krishnan recognized as 2020 AAAS fellows

November 24, 2020

Five UChicago scientists named 2020 AAAS fellows, with pioneering PSD scientists Laura Gagliardi, John Carlstrom, and Yamuna Krishnan attaining recognition


Chicago Quantum Summit highlights new U.S. quantum centers, economic opportunities

November 23, 2020

The third annual Chicago Quantum Summit, hosted virtually at the University of Chicago Nov. 11-13 by the Chicago Quantum Exchange, brought together more than 20 speakers from across the nation and attracted more than 1,000 attendees from 42 countries


ECHO game brings students together—and keeps them safe

November 20, 2020

This Autumn Quarter an alternate reality game created by an interdisciplinary group of UChicago researchers gathered 70 teams of students—and helped keep them safe. Culminating in an Oct. 30 livestream, the ECHO game brought together students and other members of the UChicago community through weeks of collaborative play


Computer scientist Nick Feamster discusses Twitter and Facebook disinformation on WTTW

November 20, 2020

Computer scientist Nick Feamster discusses Twitter and Facebook disinformation on PBS-affiliate WTTW


Astronomy and physics students featured in new UChicagoGRAD podcast

November 20, 2020

New ‘Expand Your Perspective’ podcast features PSD grad students studying space and the universe: ranging from exoplanets to galaxies to black holes. With Nora Bailey (Astronomy & Astrophysics), Gourav Khullar (Astronomy & Astrophysics), and Gautam Satishchandran (Physics)


PSD in the News - November 2020

November 19, 2020

This month PSD researchers have been featured for their efforts to turn an IBM computer into a quantum material, unlock why supersymmetry can solve problems in the Standard Model, and tune materials to launch a new computing paradigm inspired by the energy-efficiency of the brain.


New computer science Asst. Prof. Robert Rand writes the language for tomorrow’s quantum computers

November 19, 2020

New computer science Assistant Professor Robert Rand builds interfaces for revolutionary quantum machines


Meteorite hunters Assoc. Prof. Phillipp Heck and postdoctoral researcher Jennika Greer featured on CNN

November 19, 2020

Meteorite hunters Assoc. Prof. Phillipp Heck and postdoctoral researcher Jennika Greer featured on CNN


Scientists in the Galli Group uncover secrets to designing brain-like devices

November 19, 2020

Scientists in the Galli Group uncover secrets to designing brain-like devices


Mineral physicist Andrew Campbell on how we know what is deep inside the Earth

November 18, 2020

Mineral physicist Andrew Campbell on how we know what is deep inside the Earth


In new step toward quantum tech, scientists synthesize ‘bright’ quantum bits

November 17, 2020

In new step toward quantum tech, scientists synthesize ‘bright’ quantum bits


A search for supersymmetric particles in the ATLAS detector at CERN

November 17, 2020

Supersymmetry is a proposed theory to expand the Standard Model of particle physics. Akin to the periodic table of elements, the Standard Model is the best description we have for subatomic particles in nature and the forces acting on them. But physicists know this model is incomplete—it doesn’t make room for gravity or dark matter, for example. Supersymmetry aims to complete the picture by pairing each Standard Model particle with a supersymmetric partner, opening up a new class of hypothetical particles to detect and discover. In a new study, UChicago physicists have uncovered limitations for what properties these superpartners, if they exist, could have.
 


Glaciologist Doug MacAyeal comments on iceberg headed for sub-antarctic island

November 16, 2020

Glaciologist Doug MacAyeal comments on an iceberg headed for sub-antarctic island, threatens wildlife


Globus celebrates 10 years of connecting the research universe

November 16, 2020

100 billion files later, Globus celebrates ten years of connecting the research universe


Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks at UChicago event about impact of quantum research

November 16, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker speaks at UChicago event about impact of quantum research