News: 2020

May

Prof. Simion Filip has been awarded a European Mathematical Society Prize

May 27, 2020

Prof. Simion Filip has been awarded a European Mathematical Society Prize in recognition of excellence among researchers under 35


Startup QDIR uses quantum dots for infrared detectors

May 26, 2020

New startup QDIR, based on technology developed at UChicago, is working to commercialize a new, low-cost way to create infrared detectors: with quantum dots


2020 Arthur L. Kelly Faculty Prizes for Exceptional Service in the PSD awarded to Bryan Dickinson, Margaret Gardel, and Chuan He for contributions to COVID-19 research and relief efforts

May 26, 2020

2020 Arthur L. Kelly Faculty Prizes for Exceptional Service in the PSD awarded to Bryan Dickinson, Margaret Gardel, and Chuan He for contributions to COVID-19 research and relief efforts


PSD Spotlight: Laura Rigazzi

May 22, 2020

PSD’s June spotlight is Laura Rigazzi, Associate Dean for Students of Recruitment & Admissions. Laura has been with UChicago for ten years.
 


PSD Spotlight: Cosmos Boekell

May 22, 2020

PSD’s June spotlight is Cosmos Boekell, Director of Computer Science Instructional Laboratory (CSIL). Cosmos has been in this position for one year, and is also an alumnus of The College, A.B. in Anthropology ‘97.


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). 


Telescope to be named for Nancy Grace Roman who earned her doctorate at UChicago

May 21, 2020

NASA telescope to be named for Nancy Grace Roman, a pioneering woman astronomer who earned her doctorate at UChicago


Prof. Diana Franklin co-lead writer of NSF report on key concepts for quantum education

May 20, 2020

Prof. Diana Franklin co-lead writer of NSF report on key concepts for quantum education


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


Ocean circulation may hold the key to finding life on exoplanets

May 19, 2020

Ocean circulation may hold the key to finding life on exoplanets and planets exactly like Earth may not be best places to look, UChicago study finds


‘Groupie’ galaxies orbiting Milky Way tell us about dark matter, how galaxy formed

May 18, 2020

Data astronomy research co-led by Asst. Prof. Alex Drlica-Wagner reveals ‘groupie’ galaxies orbiting Milky Way tell us about dark matter, how galaxy formed


A new proof measures repulsive force within polynomials using Schinzel-Zassenhaus conjecture

May 15, 2020

Mathematician measures the repulsive force within polynomials with a new mathematical proof involving the Schinzel-Zassenhaus conjecture. Prof. Frank Calegari comments


Prof. Susan Kidwell honored for pioneering work on fossil record

May 15, 2020

Prof. Susan Kidwell honored for pioneering work on fossil record. Paleontological Society Medal recognizes scientist’s conservation paleobiology research


CDAC’s new AI + Science grants fund projects and workshops in chemistry, physics, and CS Education

May 14, 2020

CDAC’s new AI + Science grants fund projects and workshops in chemistry, physics, and CS Education


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