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ECHO game brings students together—and keeps them safe

November 20, 2020

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Andrea Ghez

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

Takis Souganidis and Kevin Corlette

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

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

Department of Energy unveils blueprint for quantum internet in event at University of Chicago

July 24, 2020

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Department of Energy unveils blueprint for quantum internet in event at University of Chicago

University of Chicago STAGE lab docuseries takes viewers into the lives and labs of scientists

June 16, 2020

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Curiosity: The Making of a Scientist offers an online sneak peek of its pilot episode online June 25 at noon and 8 p.m.

New campus virtual events website

April 23, 2020

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University of Chicago launches new campus virtual events website

University of Chicago Exhibit and Speaker Series Celebrates Women in STEM

February 20, 2020

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Redefining the landscape - Women in STEM, an exhibit featuring narratives and large-scale portraits of the women who are shaping STEM in the Physical Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, will open on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 3:00 PM with a presentation by University of Chicago Provost and Chemistry Professor Ka Yee Lee. The opening reception will be in the atrium of the William Eckhardt Research Center from 4:00-6:00 PM. 


CQE workshop raises awareness for ethical development of AI and quantum computing

December 16, 2019

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A two-day workshop took place from Oct. 31-Nov.1 at UChicago to raise awareness and generate strategies for the ethical development and implementation of AI and quantum computing. The workshop was organized by the Chicago Quantum Exchange and funded by the Kavli Foundation and the Center for Data and Computing.

Celebrating a half-century of revolutionary scientific research

November 12, 2019

Prof. Michael Coates, chair of the Committee on Evolutionary Biology, pictured with multiple samples of vertebrates

The Committee on Evolutionary Biology—an interdivisional and interinstitutional graduate training program—will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a two-day event Nov. 21-22, featuring scholars, students and alumni of the program discussing their groundbreaking research and scientific achievements. 

2018 Nobel laureate in Physics, Prof. Donna Strickland, to speak at UChicago

October 17, 2019

Donna Strickland, 2018 Nobel laureate

On October 24, the Maria Goeppert-Mayer Lectures at the University of Chicago—named in honor of the second woman to win a Nobel Prize in Physics—will feature the third woman to win, 2018 Nobel laureate Prof. Donna Strickland.