August 2, 2019
This month, PSD researchers have been featured for determining a new measure of the disputed Hubble constant, discovering new exoplantets, and analyzing the microbiome of the Great Lakes. In case you missed it, review our news headlines from July 2019.
- Postdoctoral researcher Stephanie Olson discusses the search for Earth-like exoplanets.
- Prof. Wendy Freedman comments on Hubble tension in Live Science.
- Asst. Prof. Maureen Coleman explains UChicago's research on microbes and microbiomes across the Great Lakes.
- Prof. Ben Zhao discusses “deepfake” technology, a product of AI and machine learning that produces fake yet realistic videos, with CNBC.
- Prof. Ben Zhao discusses A.I., mechanization, and the future of work with CNBC.
- Asst. Prof. Bill Fefferman discusses the practical applications of quantum computing.
- UChicago Magazine features Prof. Margaret Gardel's path to biophysics.
- Prof. Wendy Freedman discusses the possibility of systematic errors in Hubble constant calculations.
- CS BX/MS alum uses technology to tackle inequality.
- Prof. Sidney Nagel explains what droplet and bubble experiments mean for principles of universality.
- WWTW interviews Asst. Prof. Blase Ur about how people can protect themselves in light of the latest data breach.
- Scientists combine light and matter to make particles with new behaviors.
- Scientists use 3-D imaging and AI to examine questions around climate and biodiversity.
- See also: Futurity
- Prof. Freedman leads study of red giant stars for new measurement of disputed Hubble constant.
- Pioneering research tackles questions about formation, age, makeup of moon.
- Dickinson lab collaborates with UChicago Medicine to revolutionize disease treatment with biotechnology and functional molecules.
- Computer science student contributes to research on why we shouldn't trust neural network to analyze images.
- UChicago funds promising projects with Argonne and Fermilab in the emerging fields of artificial intelligence and quantum science.
- Geophysical scientists explore role of viruses in climate and nutrient cycles.
- Computer scientists work to improve electric muscle stimulation (EMS) technology.
- Coleman Lab researchers sample Great Lakes water to understand microbiome.
- UChicago and Argonne scientists collaborate with researchers in Israel to understand the Nubian Sandstone Aquifer system.
- UChicago and Sony CSL researchers create muscle stimulators designed to speed up human reflexes.
- PhD student Adina Feinstein co-authors paper on the discovery of three new exoplanets.
- New exoplanet is smallest to be precisely measured.
- See also: MSN
Education and Community
- László Babai and Nick Feamster receive named, distinguished service professorships.
- PSD Faculty Earn Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.
- Chicago Quantum Exchange announces 5 new corporate partnerships.
- Assoc. Prof. of Math Maryanthe Malliaris joins other Quantrell and Graduate Teaching award winners to share summer reading recommendations.
- Profs. David Awschalom, Mike Franklin, and Rick Stevens are among Crain’s Chicago annual list of Chicago tech leaders.
- Computer Science welcomes eight new faculty members to join in the 2019-20 academic year.
- Prof. Joshua Frieman elected President of the Aspen Center for Physics.
- Prof. Doug MacAyeal awarded the Seligman Crystal.
- Chemistry's Bryan Dickinson featured as a 40 under 40 Chicago Scientists.
- Visiting Research Asst. Prof. Brian Nord awarded UChicago grant to bring AI to cosmology.