October 23, 2020
In a new study published Oct. 23 in Science, UChicago graduate student Andy Heard, Prof. Dauphas and their colleagues used a pioneering technique to uncover new information about the role of oceanic iron in the rise of Earth’s atmosphere. The findings reveal more about Earth’s history, and can even shed light on the search for habitable planets in other star systems.
October 23, 2020
Scientists with the University of Chicago and the University of New South Wales taught a type of artificial intelligence called a neural network to detect the telltale light patterns of a stellar flare, then asked it to check the light curves of thousands of young stars; it found more than 23,000 flares.
October 13, 2020
From outdoor art to laboratory COVID-19 research, a look at UChicago’s Autumn Quarter
September 25, 2020
Meet nine members of the incoming class and get behind the PSD Fellowship Challenge to support an unprecendented year for admissions. We are raising $3.6M to impact each student's graduate education.
September 23, 2020
Five UChicago CS Students Named in 2021 Class of Seibel Scholars
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.
September 16, 2020
A $400,000 gift from local company Radix Trading, LLC will support PhD students. Radix’s contribution is part of the PSD Fellowship Challenge and will be matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous challenge donor. Together, this $800,000 in gifts will name the Radix Trading Fellows—a cohort of 20 students for the 2020-21 academic year.
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.
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)
August 21, 2020
Sarah Reitzes grew up in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. Prior to coming to University of Chicago, she was an undergraduate student at Tufts University in Boston. This is her fifth year pursuing a PhD degree in the Department of Mathematics at UChicago. Her research is in logic, in particular computability theory and reverse math.
August 17, 2020
Maya Fishbach was born in Tel Aviv, Israel but has called Chicago home since she was nine years old. She earned a BS in math and physics at Yale University before returning to pursue her PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. She defended her thesis in May, 2020 and will be a NASA Hubble Fellowship Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University in the fall.
July 1, 2020
UChicago announces plans to resume on-campus classes and operations. New policies, shared commitment to public health aim to keep University community safe
June 26, 2020
This month PSD researchers have been featured for their efforts to find evidence of the elusive Axion Particle, develop UV light disinfection arrays for N95 masks, and identify that a mysterious interstellar visitor was a dark hydrogen iceberg.
June 25, 2020
NASA’s TESS, Spitzer missions discover a world orbiting a unique young star near us
June 24, 2020
Three PSD students have been awarded the Physical Sciences Teaching Prize for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Awardees include Jesus Alvarez and Clare Keenan of the Department of Chemistry and Aaron Slipper of the Department of Mathematics.