News: 2020

September

Welcoming the largest class of graduate students in PSD history

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.


Geosciences professor David Jablonski discusses mass extinction with National Geographic

September 24, 2020

Geosciences professor David Jablonski discusses mass extinction with National Geographic


Event Horizon Telescope, including UChicago-led South Pole Telescope, reveals turbulent evolution

September 23, 2020

Event Horizon Telescope, including UChicago-led South Pole Telescope, reveals turbulent evolution


Five UChicago CS Students Named in 2021 Class of Seibel Scholars

September 23, 2020

Five UChicago CS Students Named in 2021 Class of Seibel Scholars


PSD in the News: July – September 2020

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.


Introducing New Faculty in the Physical Sciences Division

September 22, 2020

Welcome to the new faculty members joining the Physical Sciences Division during the '20-21 academic year!


Is there life on Venus? Chicago’s WGN interviews astrochemist Jennifer Bergner

September 18, 2020

Is there life on Venus? Chicago’s WGN news interviews astrochemist Jennifer Bergner


PSD Spotlight: Alex Filatov

September 16, 2020

PSD’s September spotlight is Alex Filatov, PhD, Director of X-ray Diffraction Facilities, Department of Chemistry. Alex has been with UChicago for six years.


PSD Spotlight: Nita Yack

September 16, 2020

PSD’s September spotlight is Nita Yack, Manager of the Department of Computer Science. Nita has been with UChicago for 32 years.


Radix Trading gift to support 20 PhD students

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.


Prof. Robert Rosner elected Vice President of the American Physical Society

September 11, 2020

Prof. Robert Rosner elected Vice President of the American Physical Society, will become President in 2023


Climate change will ultimately cost humanity $100,000 per ton of carbon, scientists estimate

September 11, 2020

Climate change will ultimately cost humanity $100,000 per ton of carbon, scientists estimate


93-institution coalition to use telescopes at the South Pole and Chile

September 9, 2020

Prof. John Carlstrom comments on UChicago's leadership among a 93-institution coalition to use telescopes at the South Pole and Chile


Conference highlights graduate research opportunities for women in mathematical sciences

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. 


LIGO/Virgo has spotted a collision of dark giants that sheds light on an invisible process of cosmic growth

September 3, 2020

LIGO/Virgo has spotted a collision of dark giants that sheds light on an invisible process of cosmic growth