News: Faculty

2020

Geosciences professor David Jablonski discusses mass extinction with National Geographic

September 24, 2020

Geosciences professor David Jablonski discusses mass extinction with National Geographic


Event Horizon Telescope, including UChicago-led South Pole Telescope, reveals turbulent evolution

September 23, 2020

Event Horizon Telescope, including UChicago-led South Pole Telescope, reveals turbulent evolution


PSD in the News: July – September 2020

September 23, 2020

This summer the Physical Sciences Division announced several institutional advancements, like the Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation, major NSF support for materials science research, and exciting developments with CMB collaborations. Read the full list of articles for July, August, and September.


Introducing New Faculty in the Physical Sciences Division

September 22, 2020

Welcome to the new faculty members joining the Physical Sciences Division during the '20-21 academic year!


Is there life on Venus? Chicago’s WGN interviews astrochemist Jennifer Bergner

September 18, 2020

Is there life on Venus? Chicago’s WGN news interviews astrochemist Jennifer Bergner


Prof. Robert Rosner elected Vice President of the American Physical Society

September 11, 2020

Prof. Robert Rosner elected Vice President of the American Physical Society, will become President in 2023


Climate change will ultimately cost humanity $100,000 per ton of carbon, scientists estimate

September 11, 2020

Climate change will ultimately cost humanity $100,000 per ton of carbon, scientists estimate


93-institution coalition to use telescopes at the South Pole and Chile

September 9, 2020

Prof. John Carlstrom comments on UChicago's leadership among a 93-institution coalition to use telescopes at the South Pole and Chile


Conference highlights graduate research opportunities for women in mathematical sciences

September 8, 2020

The Graduate Research Opportunities for Women (GROW) conference exists to create a space for women, who are historically underrepresented in mathematical fields, to network and learn about graduate research opportunities, graduate program admissions, and career options after they complete a degree. 


LIGO/Virgo has spotted a collision of dark giants that sheds light on an invisible process of cosmic growth

September 3, 2020

LIGO/Virgo has spotted a collision of dark giants that sheds light on an invisible process of cosmic growth


UChicago scientists invent first-of-its-kind method for pacemakers, other applications

September 2, 2020

UChicago scientists invent first-of-its-kind method for pacemakers, other applications


UChicago joins APS-IDEA network for community transformation

September 2, 2020

The University of Chicago named as member of APS-IDEA network, a consortium of physics departments, laboratories, and research collaborations committed to improving equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)


UChicago joins three universities in Institute for Foundational Data Science

September 2, 2020

UChicago joins three universities in Institute for Foundational Data Science


Prof. Fred Chong named to National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee

August 31, 2020

Prof. Fred Chong named to National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee


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