News: Awards


Hoffman and Vieregg receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

August 8, 2019

Assoc. Prof. Henry Hoffman of the Department of Computer Science and Assoc. Prof. Abigail Vieregg of the Department of Physics have been awarded the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to scholars who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology. 

Visiting Research Asst. Prof. Brian Nord awarded UChicago grant to bring AI to cosmology

August 2, 2019

The awarded grant will help Nord, utilize AI to design an experiment optimized to measure the expansion rate of the universe. Nord will also be working with Asst. Prof. Yuxin Chen. 

Prof. Freedman contributes to the universe expansion debate 

August 2, 2019

Prof. Wendy Freedman discusses the possibility of systematic errors in Hubble constant calculations with Science News.

Chemistry professor featured as a 40 under 40 Chicago Scientist

July 24, 2019

Prof. Bryan Dickinson is listed as one of Halo Cures Inc. 40 under 40 Chicago scientists, awarded to scientists for their tireless pursuit of cures and treatments that help people live better lives. Dickinson's work specializes in the creation of functional molecules to solve difficult problems in biology and medicine.  

Prof. Doug MacAyeal awarded the Seligman Crystal

July 24, 2019

Geophysical Sciences Prof. MacAyeal was named a 2019 Seligman awardee by the International Glaciology Society. His work in the field of Glaciology is lauded as "groundbreaking and inspirational science."  

UChicago faculty among Crain’s Chicago annual list of Chicago tech leaders

July 12, 2019

In its list of Tech50, Crain's Chicago features Prof. David Awshchalom for research in the field of quantum computing, Prof. Mike Franklin for his work in cloud computing and data handling, and Prof. Rick Stevens for his supercomputer expertise. 

PSD Faculty Earn Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

July 8, 2019

Assoc. Prof. of Computer Science Henry Hoffman and Assoc. Prof. of Physics Abigail Vieregg are among the winners of the 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. 

László Babai and Nick Feamster receive named, distinguished service professorships

July 2, 2019

László Babai has been named the Bruce V. and Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Computer Science, Mathematics, and the College. His work is centered on theoretical computer science and discrete mathematics. Nick Feamster, who joins UChicago this summer, has been named the Neubauer Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the College. His work focuses on experimental networked systems and security. 

Chemistry PhD Student honored as recipient of 2019 Wayne C. Booth Prize

June 4, 2019

Gregory Rassolov, who is pursuing a PhD in Chemistry, is among four graduate students recognized for exceptional teaching of undergraduates. He was nominated for the Booth Prize by faculty and students for his ability to demystify the subject material and make it less intimidating. 

Physical Sciences professors awarded Quantrell and Graduate Teaching Awards

June 4, 2019

This week, Prof. Malliaris of Mathematics was awarded the Quantrell award and Profs. Hu of Astronomy and Astrophysics and Lalley of Statistics were both awarded Faculty Awards for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring.  

UChicago physicists to study macroscopic quantum phenomena as part of the Simons Collaboration

May 28, 2019

Dam T. Son, University Professor in the Department of Physics, and Michael Levin, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, have been awarded a Simons Foundation grant as part of the newly established Simons Collaboration on Ultra-Quantum Matter.

Three third-year students awarded Barry Goldwater Scholarships

May 16, 2019

Third-year undergraduate students, Keir Adams, Nikhil Pandit and Maritha Wang, have received the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarships, awarded annually based on academic merit in the natural sciences, mathematics and engineering.

University of Chicago announces recipients of honorary degrees this year

May 15, 2019

Four distinguished scholars have been named recipients of honorary degrees this year.

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.