News: Students

2020

UChicago announces plans to resume on-campus classes and operations

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


PSD in the News - June 2020

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.


NASA’s TESS, Spitzer missions discover a world orbiting a unique young star near us

June 25, 2020

NASA’s TESS, Spitzer missions discover a world orbiting a unique young star near us


Jesus Alvarez, Clare Keenan, and Aaron Slipper awarded teaching prizes

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.


Equity, diversity, and inclusion learning materials

June 18, 2020

We invite all PSD members to educate themselves on the importance of understanding different voices and points of view. We have compiled a list of suggested readings and films that address topics of race, identity, and equity.


Jared Siegel has been awarded a Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award

June 17, 2020

Jared Siegel has been awarded a Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award medal for his poster on supernova remnant W49B at the recently concluded 236th AAS meeting.


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

June 16, 2020

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


Chemistry student, Adam Antoszewski, honored for exceptional teaching of undergraduates

June 11, 2020

Chemistry student, Adam Antoszewski, honored for exceptional teaching of undergraduates with 2020 Wayne C. Booth Prize


PSD majors earn prestigious national awards

May 29, 2020

PSD majors in the College earn prestigious national awards.


PSD in the News - May 2020

May 28, 2020

This month PSD researchers have been featured for their efforts to uncover the secret behind the molecule that blocks HIV infection, why ocean circulation may hold the key to finding life on exoplanets, and what 'groupie' galaxies orbiting the Milky Way tell us about dark matter.


Meet astronomy and astrophysics student, Gourav Khullar

May 22, 2020

Gourav Khullar was born in Firozepur, a small town in Punjab, India. His father was a dentist in the Armed Forces, which meant he had to move to a different city or town every couple of years. Prior to coming to UChicago, he was a Master’s student at the University of Cambridge, U.K. Before that, he spent four years in New Delhi pursuing an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. This is his fifth year pursuing a PhD degree in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP). 


Physics graduate student, Daine Danielson, named a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellow

May 20, 2020

Physics graduate student, Daine Danielson, named a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellow


Physics student, Jan Offermann, among 62 selected by DOE for high energy physics research at Argonne

May 14, 2020

Physics student, Jan Offermann, among 62 selected by DOE for high energy physics research at Argonne


Glowing algebra theorems and glimpses into hospital make science lessons unique

May 13, 2020

Glowing algebra theorems and glimpses into hospital: UChicago students learn remotely from mathematician in Russia, through daily office hours, from COVID-19 doctors


Matthew Ackerman and Pranav Gokhale selected for quantum tech entrepreneurship program

May 12, 2020

Two UChicago scientists, Matthew Ackerman and Pranav Gokhale, selected for entrepreneurship program to develop quantum tech