News: Awards

2020

PSD majors earn prestigious national awards

May 29, 2020

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PSD majors in the College earn prestigious national awards.


PSD in the News - May 2020

May 28, 2020

PSD in white against a maroon background

This month PSD researchers have been featured for their efforts to uncover the secret behind the molecule that blocks HIV infection, why ocean circulation may hold the key to finding life on exoplanets, and what 'groupie' galaxies orbiting the Milky Way tell us about dark matter.


Prof. Simion Filip has been awarded a European Mathematical Society Prize

May 27, 2020

Simion Filip

Prof. Simion Filip has been awarded a European Mathematical Society Prize in recognition of excellence among researchers under 35


2020 Arthur L. Kelly Faculty Prizes for Exceptional Service in the PSD awarded to Bryan Dickinson, Margaret Gardel, and Chuan He for contributions to COVID-19 research and relief efforts

May 26, 2020

Bryan Dickinson, Margaret Gardel, and Chuan He

2020 Arthur L. Kelly Faculty Prizes for Exceptional Service in the PSD awarded to Bryan Dickinson, Margaret Gardel, and Chuan He for contributions to COVID-19 research and relief efforts


Physics graduate student, Daine Danielson, named a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellow

May 20, 2020

Daine Danielson

Physics graduate student, Daine Danielson, named a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellow


Prof. Susan Kidwell honored for pioneering work on fossil record

May 15, 2020

Susan Kidwell paleontologist

Prof. Susan Kidwell honored for pioneering work on fossil record. Paleontological Society Medal recognizes scientist’s conservation paleobiology research


CDAC’s new AI + Science grants fund projects and workshops in chemistry, physics, and CS Education

May 14, 2020

Data servers in a server farm

CDAC’s new AI + Science grants fund projects and workshops in chemistry, physics, and CS Education


Physics student, Jan Offermann, among 62 selected by DOE for high energy physics research at Argonne

May 14, 2020

Jan Offermann

Physics student, Jan Offermann, among 62 selected by DOE for high energy physics research at Argonne


Matthew Ackerman and Pranav Gokhale selected for quantum tech entrepreneurship program

May 12, 2020

Left, Matthew Ackerman, and Right, Pranav Gokhale

Two UChicago scientists, Matthew Ackerman and Pranav Gokhale, selected for entrepreneurship program to develop quantum tech


Physics Prof. Sidney Nagel elected to American Philosophical Society

May 11, 2020

Sidney Nagel

Sidney Nagel, the Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor of Physics, among three UChicago scholars elected to American Philosophical Society. He is a pioneer in studying non-linear and far-from-equilibrium behavior in disordered systems.


Asst. Prof. Suri Vaikuntanathan awarded 2020 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

May 6, 2020

Asst. Prof. Suri Vaikuntanathan

Asst. Prof. Suri Vaikuntanathan has been awarded a 2020 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award in the chemical sciences. The prize of $100,000 will support his research on “Controlling Organization, Self-Assembly, and Dynamics in Complex Non-Equilibrium Systems.”


Chemistry Prof. Guilia Galli elected to National Academy of Sciences

April 29, 2020

Picture of Prof. Galli sitting at her office desk, resting chin on one hand and smiling at camera.

Chemistry Prof. Guilia Galli one of two UChicago scholars elected to National Academy of Sciences


Six UChicago scholars elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 27, 2020

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Six UChicago scholars elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences


PSD in the news - April 2020

April 27, 2020

PSD in white against a maroon background

This month PSD researchers have been featured for their efforts to discover how to best decontaminate N95 masks, develop probes made of DNA to track molecular secrets, and find a math bridge that extends beyond Fermat's Last Theorem.


Three undergraduates awarded Goldwater Scholarships

April 9, 2020

Spencer Dembner, Vennela Mannava and Thomas Propson

Three undergraduates awarded Goldwater Scholarships to support STEM education: third-years Spencer Dembner, Vennela Mannava and Thomas Propson honored