August 30, 2019
This month, PSD researchers have been featured for investigating questions in biodiversity, studying salt deposits on Mars, and discussing online privacy. In case you missed it, review our news headlines from August 2019.
- UChicago Magazine: Dean Olinto shares a vision for the future anchored in the division's history.
- Pioneering UChicago astrophysicist, Eugene Parker, looks back at historic launch of solar probe.
- New CDAC Director, Prof. Nick Feamster, explains machine learning for Telcos on podcast.
- Research Prof. Priscilla Frisch weighs in on instellar dust found in Antarctic snow.
- Prof. Daniel Holz explains research on black hole pairing and tripling in Quanta.
- Assoc. Barry Madore elaborates on discrepancies in the Hubble constant measurement.
- Postdoctoral Fellow Stephanie Olson comments on geological discovery of 'massive pool' of methane.
- Prof. Daniel Holz discusses gravitational waves that may have revealed a black hole swallowing a neutron star.
- Prof. Nick Feamster discusses the effectiveness of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
- Asst. Prof. Drlica-Wagner discusses stellar streams linked to galactic collision with our Milky Way.
- Quanta Magazine notes friendly wager between Prof. Daniel Holz and other physicists regarding black holes.
- Prof. Amie Wilkinson criticizes viral math problem.
- Scientists create new method to interrogate the connection between protein chemical structure and function on a global scale directly in cells.
- Salt deposits on Mars hold clues to sources of ancient water.
- UChicago scientists investigate biodiversity question with innovative approach.
- Wall Street Journal investigates value of high-speed internet using analysis by researchers including Prof. Nick Feamster.
- Researchers propose that some exoplanets could be 'more hospitable' than our own.
- See also Astronomy.
- Mini-EUSO hitches ride on spacecraft and paves way for future experiments.
- Study co-authored by Asst. Prof. Marshini Chetty on the “dark patterns” online retailers use to entice or mislead customers featured in Quartz.
- DOE grants awarded to UChicago faculty in photosynthetic systems and geosciences research.
- Upgraded accelerator at Argonne will boost discovery across scientific fields.
Education and Community:
- Flipped classroom model results in student engagement and achievement in physical sciences pilot.
- Cutting the carbon footprint of research labs at UChicago.
- UChicago names building after pioneering physicist Albert Michelson.
- Department of Chemistry Launches New Program to Foster an Inclusive Climate for Graduate Students.
- Assoc. Profs. Hoffman and Vieregg featured for earning the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
- UChicago grad student joins Fermilab panel promoting diversity in science at Wakandacon.
- Research Asst. Prof. Alexey Galda featured in Chicago Tribune for Wingsuit Flying World Cup.