News

2019

Meet Emily Smith

May 9, 2019

Emily Smith was born and raised in Kansas City, Kansas. She attended the University of Kansas and earned a BS in physics and computer science. She’s currently in her second year of pursuing a PhD in physics at the University of Chicago.


UChicago BIG program funds ambitious, risky scientific research

May 9, 2019

Assistant Professor in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences, Maureen Coleman, and microbiologist Sean Crosson use water samples from Lake Michigan to study the genes of model microbes in their natural habitats.


Scientists design method to build molecules that could be drugs—in half the steps

May 9, 2019

A study by University of Chicago chemists offers a new approach that could significantly cut the time and effort needed to make molecules that are important for pharmaceuticals in half.


Prof. Daniel Holz discusses with WTTW the recent detection of gravitational waves

May 9, 2019

UChicago astrophysicist Daniel Holz discusses the recent detection of gravitational waves that astronomers believe was created when a black hole swallowed a neutron star on WTTW .


Meet Sarah Brown

May 7, 2019

Sarah Brown was born and raised in Montreal, Canada. Prior to coming to the University of Chicago, she completed a BS in Honours Physics & Chemistry at McGill University. She’s currently a fourth-year student in the Department of Chemistry’s PhD program. We interviewed her via email about her experiences at UChicago.


Chemist Named 2019 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar

May 7, 2019

Bryan Dickinson, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Chicago, has been named a 2019 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar for chemical and evolutionary approaches to probe and control biology.


Press Release: UChicago Chemist Among 13 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars

May 7, 2019

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation announces the selection of 13 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholars for 2019. These faculty are within the first five years of their academic careers, have each created an outstanding independent body of scholarship, and are deeply committed to education. 


Royal Society of Chemistry Recognizes Prof. Voth for Excellence in Computational Chemistry

May 6, 2019

The Royal Society of Chemistry's (RSC) Faraday Division has awarded Gregory Voth, the Haig P. Papazian Distinguished Service Professor of Chemistry, the 2019 S F Boys - A Rahman Award.


Press Release: University of Chicago Scientist Wins Prestigious Royal Society of Chemistry Award

May 6, 2019

Professor Gregory Voth has been named winner of the prestigious S F Boys-A Rahman Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry.


Alexei M. Khokhlov, theoretical and computational astrophysicist, 1954-2019

May 6, 2019

Alexei Khokhlov, professor in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, died on May 4. He was 65.


Meet Tae Kim

April 30, 2019

Tae Kim was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea and moved to the US in 10th grade. Prior to attending the University of Chicago, she studied math and economics at Cornell and worked at an insurance company in Seoul. She is now in her fourth year at UChicago, pursuing a PhD in statistics. We interviewed her via email about her experiences at UChicago.


Prof. R. Stephen Berry discusses new book on thermodynamics and need for scientific literacy

April 29, 2019

The James Franck Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Chemistry, R. Stephen Berry, discusses his new book that aims for improving scientific literacy and his pioneering research in thermodynamics that began with a landmark idea called the “life-cycle analysis".


UChicago graduate student uses Alaskan seashells to track climate change

April 29, 2019

Graduate student Caitlin Meadows analyzed 14,000 shells from the Arctic seafloor, which reflect a shift in the ecosystem from arctic to sub-arctic within the last few decades.


2019 Student Fellowship Winners

April 26, 2019


PSD Spotlight: Victor Gavin

April 26, 2019

Launching our PSD Spotlight series is Victor Gavin. Victor is a Building Manager in the Department of the Geophysical Sciences. We interviewed Gavin about his interests and experiences below.