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University of Chicago professor talks human-centered AI, improved decision making at Technology and Social Behavior Colloquium

February 14, 2024

In his talk at the Technology and Social Behavior Ph.D. program’s winter colloquium, UChicago Prof. Chenhao Tan drew connections between human decision making and AI’s predictive process.

Daily Northwestern article highlights a talk on improving decision-making in AI given by Asst. Prof. Chenhao Tan.

U. of C. contest seeks astronomy art from South Side students

February 2, 2024

An astronaut meets a celestial whale in a painting from the 2023 South Side Science Art Contest

Hyde Park Herald article highlights an art contest held by UChicago astronomy and astrophysics department with the aim of connecting more South Side elementary students to the cosmos.


Chicago Quantum Exchange to convene global leaders for sixth Chicago Quantum Summit

November 9, 2023

Fanciful illustration of colorful atoms hovering over a cityscape at night

Hosted by the Chicago Quantum Exchange, the Quantum Summit will bring together academic, government, and industry leaders to discuss how the field can strengthen and expand the quantum ecosystem.

Exploring the hottest research topics on atoms and molecules at the coldest temperatures

November 8, 2023

Midwest Cold Atom Workshop 2023

Over 180 researchers joined the MCAW 2023 (Midwest Cold Atom Workshop) held at the University of Chicago November 3–4, 2023, to discuss their research interest in tutorials, invited talks, and poster presentations, and to brainstorm on the future of quantum science with atoms and molecules.

Regenstein’s ‘Capturing the Stars’ honors the women of Yerkes Observatory

November 8, 2023

Astronomer at the 40-inch refractor telescope of Yerkes Observatory under the 90-foot dome.

Hyde Park Herald article features "Capturing the Stars: The Untold History of Women at Yerkes Observatory," an exhibition at the Regenstein Library.

South Side Science Festival brings community to campus

October 5, 2023

Child in lab coat standing behind frame reading

Kids learn to see themselves in STEM at annual event, which drew more than 4,500 attendees.

University of Chicago hosts second annual South Side Science Festival

October 2, 2023

screenshot of video showing Maanasa Raghavan giving an interview on WGN

A WGN video features Asst. Prof. Maanasa Raghavan discussing the inspiration for the South Side Science Festival.

Hands-on experience wows kids at South Side Science Festival: ‘Exposure is everything’

October 2, 2023

A child wearing blue glasses looks at a fossil with a magnifying lens

Chicago Sun-Times highlights the Second Annual South Side Science Festival.

Three-minute eggheads

September 27, 2023

Jelena Momirov presents her research

Doctoral students sum up years of work in 180 seconds.

Photography by Jason Smith

Get your geek on at South Side Science Festival on Sept. 30

September 25, 2023

A child wearing blue glasses looks at a fossil with a magnifying lens

Christian Mitchell, vice president for civic engagement, discusses the South Side Science Festival.

A year after its successful debut, the South Side Science Festival returns on September 30 to celebrate STEM for all

September 15, 2023

A child wearing blue glasses looks at a fossil with a magnifying lens

Scientists and science enthusiasts from across UChicago are busy preparing to welcome thousands of South Siders to campus on Saturday, September 30, as the University hosts its second annual South Side Science Festival.

Photo by Jean Lachat

Capturing the Stars: The Untold History of Women at Yerkes Observatory

September 8, 2023

Astronomer at the 40-inch refractor telescope of Yerkes Observatory under the 90-foot dome.

Drawing from letters, books, journals, photographs, astronomical glass plates, and scientific tools from the University of Chicago Library’s Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, as well as materials borrowed from Yerkes Observatory, Lowell Observatory, and the Adler Planetarium, a new exhibition explores the astronomical work and lived experiences of the women who contributed to astronomical research at the Yerkes Observatory. In so doing, it also foregrounds the ways in which Yerkes Observatory was a uniquely welcoming place for women and the role communities play in the advancement of both science and individual careers.

Exhibition Dates: September 18 – ­­­­December 15, 2023
Exhibition Location: The Joseph Regenstein Library, 1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, Illinois 60637

Photo: Astronomer at the 40-inch refractor telescope of Yerkes Observatory under the 90-foot dome. The Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, The University of Chicago Library.

5 ways Argonne entangled with Ant-Man to get people to geek out about quantum science

June 29, 2023

People sitting in front of movie screen

Marvel’s Antman and the Wasp: Quantumania shines a sci-fi spotlight on quantum concepts and provides a gateway to explore the realities and possibilities.

Image by Argonne National Laboratory/Gillian King-Cargile

AI+Science conference hosted by UChicago, Caltech gathers top experts

May 1, 2023

two men sit in front of windows discussing AI

Leading scholars, tech developers, and entrepreneurs discussed how A.I. and machine learning are being used for scientific discovery at the inaugural University of Chicago and Caltech Conference on AI+Science, sponsored by the Tom and Margo Pritzker Foundation. The event, hosted in late March, brought together dozens of leading researchers in core AI and domain sciences to lead conversations and drive partnerships that will shape future research priorities, industry investment and entrepreneurial opportunities. 

A Cosmic Merger of Science And Art for South Side Students: The South Side Science Art Contest

April 13, 2023

Artwork inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope

The Community Engagement Working Group in the Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics organized the South Side Science Art Contest, open to children K-12 who attend schools on the South Side of Chicago.