News: 2018

December

Meet Gabriel Vargas

December 20, 2018

Gabriel Vargas grew up in San José, Costa Rica. He received a Licenciatura (Bachelor’s plus professional degree) in microbiology and clinical chemistry and a Master’s degree in microbiology from the University of Costa Rica. He is now pursuing a Ph.D. in geophysical sciences with a concentration on microbiology. We interviewed him about his experiences at the University of Chicago.


Meet Margaret Nichols

December 18, 2018

Margaret Nichols grew up in Minneapolis, MN. She received her B.A. in math with a minor in computer science from Oberlin College. She is now pursuing her Ph.D. in mathematics with a focus on geometric topology and the study of 3-manifolds. We interviewed her about her experience at the University of Chicago.


PSD’s Research and Innovation Milestones of 2018

December 17, 2018

This past year brought us the launch of NASA's Parker Solar Probe, named after Prof. Emeritus Eugene Parker, the next generation South Pole Telescope, metal-organic nanoflowers to treat cancer, and more. Here is a look back at ten highlights in research and innovation in the PSD.


Meet Rupak Gupta

December 13, 2018

Rupak Gupta grew up in Delhi, India. He received a Bachelor of Engineering from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi University and is now pursuing a Master’s in financial mathematics. We interviewed him about his experience at UChicago.


Meet Becca Thompson

December 11, 2018

Becca Thompson grew up in Evanston, IL. She attended Amherst College and worked in healthcare technology for two years before starting at the University of Chicago. She’s now pursuing a Ph.D. in chemistry. We interviewed her about her experience at the University of Chicago.


Meet Bernard Dickens III

December 6, 2018

Bernard Dickens III is a Chicago native. He received a B.S. in computer science from Morehouse College and is now pursuing a Ph.D. We interviewed him about his experiences at the University of Chicago.


Meet Rebecca Diesing

December 4, 2018

Rebecca Diesing grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received her B.A. from Northwestern and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in astrophysics. We interviewed her about her experiences at the University of Chicago.


November

Meet Chris McKennan

November 29, 2018

Chris McKennan was born in New York City and grew up in New Canaan, CT. He earned his undergraduate degree in math and physics from Cornell University. He is now pursuing a Ph.D. in statistics. We interviewed him about his experiences at the University of Chicago.


Meet Lipi Gupta

November 27, 2018

Lipi Gupta grew up in Corvallis, Oregon. She earned her undergraduate degree in physics from Cornell University and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in physics. We interviewed her about her experience at the University of Chicago.


Meet Justin Finkel

November 20, 2018

Justin Finkel grew up in Detroit, Michigan. He studied physics and mathematics as an undergraduate at Washington University in St. Louis. He’s now pursuing a Ph.D. in Computational and Applied Mathematics. We interviewed him about his experience at the University of Chicago.


Meet Claire Zurkowski

November 15, 2018

Claire Zurkowski was born in Baltimore and grew up in Havre de Grace, Maryland. She received a B.S. from San Francisco State University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in geophysical sciences. We interviewed her about her experience at the University of Chicago.


Meet Ayaan Quraeshi

November 13, 2018

Ayaan Quraeshi grew up in Wellington, Florida. He received a B.A. from the University of South Florida. He is currently pursuing an M.S. in financial math. We interviewed him about his experience at the University of Chicago.


Meet Jean Salac

November 8, 2018

Jean Salac was born in Singapore to Filipino immigrants and moved to the U.S. when she was 15. She received her B.S. from the University of Virginia and is now pursuing a Ph.D. in computer science with a focus on human-computer interaction (HCI) and computer science education. We interviewed her about her experience at the University of Chicago.


Meet Lei Sun

November 5, 2018

Lei Sun grew up in Dailan, China. He received his B.S. in automation from Tsinghua University and an M.S. in signal and information processing from Peking University. Now, he is pursuing his Ph.D. in statistics. We interviewed him about his experience at the University of Chicago.


Meet MurphyKate Montee

November 1, 2018

MurphyKate Montee was born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She majored in math and music and the University of Notre Dame and received her MASt in mathematics from the University of Cambridge. Now, MurphyKate is pursuing her Ph.D. in mathematics, focusing on geometric group theory. We interviewed her about her experience at the University of Chicago.