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Physics alumni reunited!

June 4, 2024

Physics PhD Alumni Reunion sign

This past Alumni Weekend, the Physics Department reunited with its PhD alumni, celebrating the bonds created at UChicago.

AI+Science Conference receives funding to expand across the next three years

May 20, 2024

Rebecca Willett

Continuing a collaboration catalyzed by generous support from the Margot and Tom Pritzker Foundation, the University of Chicago and Caltech will advance the integration of AI into scientific research and development.

Annual Robot Block Party held at Museum of Science and Industry

April 18, 2024

red and white robot

CS Asst. Prof. Sarah Sebo discusses why her robot cheats at Rock, Paper, Scissors.

Can AI solve the Latke-Hamantash Debate?

March 15, 2024

Prof. Harold Pollock at 67th Latke Hamantash Debate

Trio of UChicago scientists, including Borja Sotomayor, senior instructional professor of computer science, will participate in the 77th annual event on March 24.

Learn about telescopes and instruments at the Compton Lecture series March 23 to May 11

March 7, 2024

South Pole Telescope at sunrise

The free public science series invites the community to find out how scientists use telescopes to see the universe.

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.