News: Awards

2020

Prof. Guangbin Dong awarded Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award

October 14, 2020

Guangbin Dong awarded Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award


Prof. Greg Voth awarded 2021 Biophysical Society Innovation Award

October 14, 2020

Prof. Greg Voth awarded 2021 Biophysical Society Innovation Award recognizing his theoretical and computational contributions to complex biological problems


James Truran awarded 2021 Hans Bethe Prize

October 13, 2020

Astronomy and astrophysics professor James Truran has been awarded the 2021 Hans Bethe Prize for distinguished contributions across the breadth of nuclear astrophysics, galactic chemical evolution and cosmochronology


Andrea Ghez, UChicago Laboratory Schools alum, wins Nobel Prize in Physics

October 6, 2020

Andrea Ghez, UChicago Laboratory Schools alum, wins Nobel Prize in Physics


Five UChicago CS Students Named in 2021 Class of Seibel Scholars

September 23, 2020

Five UChicago CS Students Named in 2021 Class of Seibel Scholars


PSD in the News: July – September 2020

September 23, 2020

This summer the Physical Sciences Division announced several institutional advancements, like the Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation, major NSF support for materials science research, and exciting developments with CMB collaborations. Read the full list of articles for July, August, and September.


Prof. Fred Chong named to National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee

August 31, 2020

Prof. Fred Chong named to National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee


2020 Marlene F. Richman Award Winner: Julie Feder

July 28, 2020

2020 Marlene F. Richman Award Winner: Julie Feder


University of Chicago to award six honorary degrees at 2021 Convocation

July 15, 2020

University of Chicago to award six honorary degrees at 2021 Convocation


PSD in the News - June 2020

June 26, 2020

This month PSD researchers have been featured for their efforts to find evidence of the elusive Axion Particle, develop UV light disinfection arrays for N95 masks, and identify that a mysterious interstellar visitor was a dark hydrogen iceberg.


Jesus Alvarez, Clare Keenan, and Aaron Slipper awarded teaching prizes

June 24, 2020

Three PSD students have been awarded the Physical Sciences Teaching Prize for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Awardees include Jesus Alvarez and Clare Keenan of the Department of Chemistry and Aaron Slipper of the Department of Mathematics.


Chemist Sarah King honored with Beckman Foundation’s Young Investigator Award

June 18, 2020

Chemist Sarah King honored with Beckman Foundation’s Young Investigator Award


Jared Siegel has been awarded a Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award

June 17, 2020

Jared Siegel has been awarded a Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award medal for his poster on supernova remnant W49B at the recently concluded 236th AAS meeting.


Chemistry student, Adam Antoszewski, honored for exceptional teaching of undergraduates

June 11, 2020

Chemistry student, Adam Antoszewski, honored for exceptional teaching of undergraduates with 2020 Wayne C. Booth Prize


PSD members honored with 2020 Quantrell and Graduate Teaching Awards

June 9, 2020

PSD members honored with 2020 Quantrell and Graduate Teaching Awards