News: Events


DeepTechU venture conference to showcase 48 investor-ready companies, April 20–22

April 15, 2021

The University of Chicago’s Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is pleased to announce the launch of DeepTechU, a venture conference showcasing deep tech innovation and 48 investor-ready companies from universities and national labs. The virtual conference will take place April 20-22, 2021, and will feature quick pitches as well as discussions with industry experts and entrepreneurs. Look for exciting PSD start-ups among the line up.

Celebrate Earth Week at the University of Chicago

April 14, 2021

Join UChicago this Earth Week for programming around sustainability and environmental research, education and awareness initiatives. Also, learn about the new UChicago ECo.

Physics & Contemporary Art public lecture series returns

April 7, 2021

A top flight of architects and structural engineers will present public lectures on some of the most innovative work being done in contemporary structural design as part of a unique physics undergraduate course offered this Spring Quarter at the University of Chicago, Physics & Contemporary Architecture (PHSC11800) taught by Professors Sid Nagel and Heinrich Jaeger. Enrolled undergraduate students, as well as the interested public, can join online for free Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. CST.

Neil Shubin to discuss ‘Your Inner Fish’ in University of Chicago Ryerson Lecture

March 23, 2021

Prof. Neil Shubin, a pioneering University of Chicago paleontologist and evolutionary biologist and bestselling author, has been selected to give this year’s Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture.

Computer Science student group compileHer takes hackathon virtual (and to space)

February 25, 2021

Each winter, the UChicago Computer Science student group compileHer gathers middle school girls from around the city to campus for a unique all-day hackathon experience. This year the group took their endeavor virtual (and to space).

Math Institute workshop focuses on how math and statistics can help address climate change

February 16, 2021

Leaders in mathematics, statistics, and atmospheric sciences will discuss how mathematical and statistical tools can help understand the dynamics of climate change and its impacts on society. The workshop will take place online March 1-5, 2021; registration closes on February 25.


Chicago Quantum Summit highlights new U.S. quantum centers, economic opportunities

November 23, 2020

The third annual Chicago Quantum Summit, hosted virtually at the University of Chicago Nov. 11-13 by the Chicago Quantum Exchange, brought together more than 20 speakers from across the nation and attracted more than 1,000 attendees from 42 countries

ECHO game brings students together—and keeps them safe

November 20, 2020

This Autumn Quarter an alternate reality game created by an interdisciplinary group of UChicago researchers gathered 70 teams of students—and helped keep them safe. Culminating in an Oct. 30 livestream, the ECHO game brought together students and other members of the UChicago community through weeks of collaborative play

First inaugural PSD Staff Awards honors five members for dedication and hard work

November 11, 2020

On Tuesday, November 10, 79 members of the University of Chicago Physical Sciences Division attended the first inaugural PSD Staff Awards. Alex Filatov, Carla Strickland, Sarah Lippert, Anne Collard, and Melinda Moore were recognized.

Chicago Quantum Summit to foster national center collaborations, build quantum economy

October 30, 2020

Quantum technology experts from around the country will convene virtually on November 11-13 to forge new partnerships amid an exciting year for quantum research. This year, the three-day virtual Summit will include presentations and discussions that focus on building collaborations between large-scale quantum research centers, companies, and innovators; fostering a quantum economic ecosystem and growing the quantum startup community; and developing a quantum-ready workforce. It will also include a public event on Nov. 12, featuring a presentation by Scott Aaronson, the David J. Bruton Centennial Professor of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin; and a fireside chat with Aaronson and David Awschalom, the director of the Chicago Quantum Exchange.

UChicago to host interdisciplinary workshop to address COVID-19

October 26, 2020

On Oct. 29-30, the Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation (IMSI) at the University of Chicago will host an interdisciplinary workshop to address the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, “Dealing with COVID-19 in Theory and Practice,” will bring together key stakeholders with diverse backgrounds and expertise from across academia, industry and government—including biomedical experts, epidemiologists, public health officials, economists, business professionals and bioethicists.

Watch Nobel laureate Andrea Ghez explain how to prove a black hole exists

October 26, 2020

Physicist explains challenges, triumphs at University of Chicago’s Maria Goeppert Mayer Lecture

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Andrea Ghez to deliver Oct. 22 UChicago lecture

October 20, 2020

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Andrea Ghez to deliver Oct. 22 UChicago lecture

Oct 7-9 IMSI conference to explore how math, statistics can address global problems

October 2, 2020

Oct 7-9 IMSI conference to explore how math, statistics can address global problems

UChicago scientists share knowledge, research with the public—now with a virtual beer

August 27, 2020

UChicago scientists share knowledge, research with the public—now with a virtual beer