January 3, 2020
- WTTW: Dean Olinto discusses Parker Solar Probe results.
- Wired: Prof. Ben Zhao's research shows how one compromised AI model might affect many others.
- NASA: Assoc. Prof. Jacob Bean proposes a new method to find exoplanets with atmospheres.
- Chicago Magazine: Pedro Lopes' wearable AI could provide shortcut to drumming and more.
- Inc: Prof. Ben Zhao discusses potential for new scams as job recruitment and hiring goes online.
- Gizmodo: Prof. Dan Hooper comments on dark matter mystery.
- NPR: Prof. Emeritus Edward Kibblewhite appears on StoryCorps with his daughter.
- Discover Magazine: Prof. Daniel Holz on wormholes, the multiverse, and the physics of Christmas.
- Live Science: Visiting Scholar Barry Madore discusses ongoing debate around the calculation of the Hubble constant.
- Parker Solar Probe’s first discoveries: odd phenomena in space weather, solar wind.
- See also: New York Times, NPR
- UChicago/Princeton study finds ‘dark patterns’ that influence shoppers' decision-making.
- See also: Chicago Tribune, WSJ
- UChicago scientists invent innovative way to create commonly used molecules called olefins.
- Oceans of magma may limit the amount of Neptune-sized exoplanets, study finds.
- See also: Mashable India
- Researchers discover that materials ‘remember’ past stresses as they age.
Education & Community
- PSD faculty receive named professorships.
- Prof. Giulia Galli honored for innovative use of supercomputers to predict how materials behave.
- Monisha Ghosh, PME research professor and associate member of CS, appointed to FCC CTO.
- See also: TV Technology
- Alum and pioneering inventor of the lithium-ion battery to receive Nobel Prize on Dec. 10.
- U.S. News & World Report ranks UChicago fifth among top physics programs.
- CQE workshop raises awareness for ethical development of AI and quantum computing.
- UChicago Startup Tharzen demystifies website content management.
- Ten current and former PSD scientists were named in Web of Science's 2019 report of highly cited researchers.