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2020

UChicago to host interdisciplinary workshop to address COVID-19

October 26, 2020

On Oct. 29-30, the Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) at the University of Chicago will host an interdisciplinary workshop to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, “Dealing with COVID-19 in Theory and Practice,” will bring together key stakeholders with diverse backgrounds and expertise from across academia, industry and government—including biomedical experts, epidemiologists, public health officials, economists, business professionals and bioethicists.
 


Watch Nobel laureate Andrea Ghez explain how to prove a black hole exists

October 26, 2020

Physicist explains challenges, triumphs at University of Chicago’s Maria Goeppert Mayer Lecture


UChicago scientists reveal new clues into how Earth got its oxygen

October 23, 2020

In a new study published Oct. 23 in Science, UChicago graduate student Andy Heard, Prof. Dauphas and their colleagues used a pioneering technique to uncover new information about the role of oceanic iron in the rise of Earth’s atmosphere. The findings reveal more about Earth’s history, and can even shed light on the search for habitable planets in other star systems.


UChicago scientists teach a neural net to find baby star flares

October 23, 2020

Scientists with the University of Chicago and the University of New South Wales taught a type of artificial intelligence called a neural network to detect the telltale light patterns of a stellar flare, then asked it to check the light curves of thousands of young stars; it found more than 23,000 flares.


How one scientist reshaped what we know about tornadoes

October 23, 2020

UChicago Prof. Tetsuya Theodore "Ted" Fujita shaped the field of meteorology in the 20th century. His scale for classifying the strength of a tornado is still used today (F scale), half a century after its introduction; he made pioneering contributions to our understanding of tornadoes as well as to the use of satellites; and he is responsible for saving hundreds of thousands of lives through the discovery of microbursts—a breakthrough that helped transform airline safety.


David Uminsky brings data science education experience to UChicago initiatives

October 22, 2020

David Uminsky Brings Data Science Education Experience to UChicago Initiatives


NSF announces $3 million award to expand FABRIC cyberinfrastructure globally

October 21, 2020

A new $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) will expand FABRIC, a project to build the nation’s largest cyberinfrastructure testbed, to four preeminent scientific institutions in Asia and Europe. The expansion represents an ambitious effort to accelerate scientific discovery by creating the networks needed to move vast amounts of data across oceans and time zones seamlessly and securely.


Nobel Prize-winning physicist Andrea Ghez to deliver Oct. 22 UChicago lecture

October 20, 2020

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Andrea Ghez to deliver Oct. 22 UChicago lecture


The scientists who are hoping for a supernova

October 19, 2020

The scientists who are hoping for a supernova: If star on Orion’s shoulder goes supernova, Fermilab experiment will collect data bonanza


Researchers discover how a small molecule is the key to HIV forming capsules

October 19, 2020

Researchers discover how a small molecule is the key to HIV forming capsules


Prof. Guangbin Dong awarded Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award

October 14, 2020

Guangbin Dong awarded Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award


Prof. Greg Voth awarded 2021 Biophysical Society Innovation Award

October 14, 2020

Prof. Greg Voth awarded 2021 Biophysical Society Innovation Award recognizing his theoretical and computational contributions to complex biological problems


From outdoor art to laboratory COVID-19 research, a look at UChicago‚Äôs Autumn Quarter

October 13, 2020

From outdoor art to laboratory COVID-19 research, a look at UChicago’s Autumn Quarter


James Truran awarded 2021 Hans Bethe Prize

October 13, 2020

Astronomy and astrophysics professor James Truran has been awarded the 2021 Hans Bethe Prize for distinguished contributions across the breadth of nuclear astrophysics, galactic chemical evolution and cosmochronology


KICP Fellow Burcin Mutlu-Pakdil star of Science Friday documentary

October 12, 2020

KICP Fellow Burcin Mutlu-Pakdil is the star of a Science Friday film documentary, Breakthrough. It recounts the Turkish-born astrophysicists journey through STEM and breakthrough galaxy discovery.