News

2022

Prof. Nakamura discusses Hurricane Ian on Chicago Tonight

September 30, 2022

Prof. Noboru Nakamura and the host of Chicago Tonight

Prof. Noboru Nakamura, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, joined “Chicago Tonight” to talk about Hurricane Ian.


President Alivisatos and Provost Lee: Start of Autumn Quarter ‘an exciting time with unlimited opportunities’

September 27, 2022

Ka Yee C Lee and Paul Alivisatos

University leaders welcome UChicago community back to campus for new academic year.


A wheel made of ‘odd matter’ spontaneously rolls uphill

September 26, 2022

Prof. Vincenzo Vitelli and physicist Corentin Coulais of the University of Amsterdam have engineered an odd wheel that uses component parts to automatically adjust its wiggling motion to compensate for uneven terrain.


Five UChicago CS students named to Siebel Scholars 2023 class

September 22, 2022

five siebel scholars from uchicago computer science

Department of Computer Science graduate students Phoebe Collins, Yi He, Drew Keller, Andrew McNutt, and Emily Wenger were selected to the prestigious Siebel Scholars Class of 2023.


University of Chicago hosts first South Side Science Festival

September 20, 2022

A child in a spinning chair holds a rotating bike wheel to demo angular momentum

The all-day, all ages event highlighted the importance of STEM education, careers in science and understanding how science impacts daily life. The festival was created to connect South Side community members with science education resources.


The origin of life on Earth, explained

September 19, 2022

Earth at night from space

This explainer from UChicago News explores what geochemical conditions nurtured the first life forms. What water, chemistry and temperature cycles fostered the chemical reactions that allowed life to emerge on our planet?


PSD Spotlight: Ian Hoppie

September 15, 2022

Ian Hoppie

The PSD September Spotlight is Ian Hoppie, Laboratory Safety Specialist. Ian is responsible for managing and providing technical guidance, training, and inspective/risk analysis of the PSD laboratory safety program. He has been working in this role since July 2021.


Introducing new faculty in the Physical Sciences Division

September 15, 2022

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Welcome to the new faculty joining the Physical Sciences Division in the '22-23 academic year!


Meet computer science student, Tianle Liu

September 14, 2022

Tianle Liu

Tianle Liu was born and raised in Beijing, China, and first came to UChicago as a physics and mathematics double major in The College. This will be her fifth year on campus! She is currently pursuing a master’s in computer science. As part of the EPiQC education team, she works with Professor Diana Franklin to create engaging and accessible quantum computing education materials.


UChicago earns #6 spot in U.S. News Best Colleges

September 12, 2022

U.S. News and World Report logo on maroon background

The University of Chicago earned the #6 spot in U.S. News Best Colleges national university rankings for 2022-2023.


Surprise finding suggests ‘water worlds’ are more common than we thought

September 8, 2022

Jupiter’s moon Europa

A new study suggests that many more planets in distant solar systems have large amounts of water than previously thought—as much as half water and half rock.


Argonne to establish center on climate change impact in Chicago

September 8, 2022

Cristina Negri speaks at a press conference in Chicagoland.

The DOE has awarded Argonne and a team of academic and community leaders, including UChicago, $25 million over five years to advance urban climate science by studying climate change effects at local and regional scales. It will establish a center called the Community Research on Climate and Urban Science or CROCUS.


UChicago/Argonne researchers will cultivate AI model “gardens” with $3.5M NSF grant

September 8, 2022

lettuce growing in rows

The Garden Project led by Prof. Ian Foster has been awarded a $3.5 million grant from NSF for researchers from materials science, physics, and chemistry, to create “Model Gardens” that publish and curate AI models, link them with data and computing resources, and make it simple for users.


Internet disconnect: CS and social science join forces to plumb the digital divide

September 8, 2022

Illustration of hands reaching up with smart devices

A UChicago Magazine feature on the Internet Equity Initiative that uses existing data to explore the digital divide and develops new ways of measuring internet activity.


UChicago/Argonne computer scientist Ian Foster aeceives ACM/IEEE Ken Kennedy Award

September 8, 2022

Ian Foster

Ian Foster, a pioneer in cloud and high-performance computing, was named the 2022 recipient of the Ken Kennedy Award, bestowed annually by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).