News: Faculty

2020

How one scientist reshaped what we know about tornadoes

October 23, 2020

UChicago Prof. Tetsuya Theodore "Ted" Fujita shaped the field of meteorology in the 20th century. His scale for classifying the strength of a tornado is still used today (F scale), half a century after its introduction; he made pioneering contributions to our understanding of tornadoes as well as to the use of satellites; and he is responsible for saving hundreds of thousands of lives through the discovery of microbursts—a breakthrough that helped transform airline safety.


The scientists who are hoping for a supernova

October 19, 2020

The scientists who are hoping for a supernova: If star on Orion’s shoulder goes supernova, Fermilab experiment will collect data bonanza


Researchers discover how a small molecule is the key to HIV forming capsules

October 19, 2020

Researchers discover how a small molecule is the key to HIV forming capsules


Prof. Guangbin Dong awarded Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award

October 14, 2020

Guangbin Dong awarded Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award


Prof. Greg Voth awarded 2021 Biophysical Society Innovation Award

October 14, 2020

Prof. Greg Voth awarded 2021 Biophysical Society Innovation Award recognizing his theoretical and computational contributions to complex biological problems


James Truran awarded 2021 Hans Bethe Prize

October 13, 2020

Astronomy and astrophysics professor James Truran has been awarded the 2021 Hans Bethe Prize for distinguished contributions across the breadth of nuclear astrophysics, galactic chemical evolution and cosmochronology


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


“Bracelet of Silence” Named Finalist in 2020 Fast Company Design Awards

October 2, 2020

“Bracelet of Silence” Named Finalist in 2020 Fast Company Design Awards


Young-Kee Kim appointed Senior Advisor to the Provost for Global Scientific Initiatives

October 2, 2020

Young-Kee Kim appointed Senior Advisor to the Provost for Global Scientific Initiatives


New nanotechology design provides hope for personalized vaccination for treating cancer

October 2, 2020

A new study, published in Science Advances, demonstrates the use of charged nanoscale metal-organic frameworks for generating free radicals using X-rays within tumor tissue to kill cancer cells directly. Furthermore, the same frameworks can be used for delivering immune signaling molecules known as PAMPs to activate the immune response against tumor cells. By combining these two approaches into one easily administered “vaccine,” this new technology may provide the key to better local and systemic treatment of difficult-to-treat cancers.


Possibility of dark bosons entices physicists

September 30, 2020

Possibility of dark bosons entices physicists like Elina Fuchs of Enrico Fermi Institute. Hints of anomalous activity in heavy isotopes could be clues to new physics


UChicago chemists invent way to customize compounds just a few atoms thick

September 30, 2020

UChicago chemists invent way to customize compounds just a few atoms thick
 


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.