News: Faculty

2020

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


Department of Energy selects Argonne, Fermilab to lead two multi-million-dollar national quantum research centers

August 26, 2020

Department of Energy selects Argonne, Fermilab to lead two multi-million-dollar national quantum research centers


UChicago scientists discover way to make quantum states last 10,000 times longer

August 17, 2020

UChicago scientists discover way to make quantum states last 10,000 times longer


Prof. Nick Feamster shares what you can do for the best internet connection

August 7, 2020

Computer Science Prof. Nick Feamster shares what you can do for the best internet connection during the pandemic