News: Students

2020

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


Meet Kate Smith, PhD, a CQE IBM next-generation quantum workforce trainee

May 11, 2020

Meet Kate Smith, PhD in Electrical Engineering, and learn how the CQE IBM postdoc program trains a next-generation quantum workforce 


PSD in the news - April 2020

April 27, 2020

This month PSD researchers have been featured for their efforts to discover how to best decontaminate N95 masks, develop probes made of DNA to track molecular secrets, and find a math bridge that extends beyond Fermat's Last Theorem.


Meet MS-PSD student, Syrian Truong

April 21, 2020

Syrian Truong was born in Fresno, California, and mostly lived there until he transferred from community college to university. The summer before arriving to the University of Chicago, he was doing a summer research internship at the Institut de Physique et Chimie des Matériaux de Strasbourg (IPCMS) in Strasbourg, France. Prior to this, he earned a B.S. in Physics from the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), and three A.S. degrees in Biology for Transfer, Mathematics for Transfer, and Physics for Transfer from Fresno City College in Fresno, California. He also held jobs during his undergrad as a busser at Hunan Chinese Restaurant, a mathematics tutor at Fresno City College’s Tutorial Center, and a research assistant at UCSB. He has been at UChicago for 1.5 years and is enrolled in the Master of Science in the Physical Sciences Division (MS-PSD) program, working on hard condensed matter theory research. He is currently staying at home in Fresno, California. We interviewed him about his experiences below.


UChicago community finds new ways to learn together

April 10, 2020

UChicago community finds new ways to learn together
Faculty, students, University community connect as Spring Quarter and remote learning begins