News: 2020


Astronomy Professors John Carlstrom, Wendy Freedman, and Michael Turner named AAS Legacy Fellows

February 26, 2020

American Astronomical Society has announced their new Fellows program, kicking it off with an initial group of 200 Legacy Fellows. Astronomy Professors John Carlstrom, Wendy Freedman, and Michael Turner were among those named Legacy Fellows.

PSD in the News - February 2020

February 25, 2020

This month PSD researchers have been featured for taking the most detailed images of the sun's surface, creating a new technique to analyze moon rocks, and designing several components for the detectors for the ATLAS experiment.

PSD Spotlight: Lori Smedley

February 25, 2020

PSD’s March spotlight is Lori Smedley, Associate Dean for Development. Lori has been with UChicago for six years and enjoys volunteer work and supporting sciences at a university that is impacting the world.

Assoc. Prof. David Schuster and Fermilab scientist Daniel Bowring use quantum computing to explore dark matter

February 20, 2020

Assoc. Prof. David Schuster and grad students Akash Dixit and Ankur Agrawal are searching for dark matter with quantum computers, one blip of light at a time

University of Chicago Exhibit and Speaker Series Celebrates Women in STEM

February 20, 2020

Redefining the landscape - Women in STEM, an exhibit featuring narratives and large-scale portraits of the women who are shaping STEM in the Physical Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering, will open on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 3:00 PM with a presentation by University of Chicago Provost and Chemistry Professor Ka Yee Lee. The opening reception will be in the atrium of the William Eckhardt Research Center from 4:00-6:00 PM. 

Scientists at Argonne and UChicago entangled photons across a 52-mile quantum loop network

February 19, 2020

Scientists at Argonne and UChicago entangled photons across a 52-mile quantum loop network, helping to lay the foundations for a national quantum internet

Scientific American covers the debate around Astronomy Prof. Wendy Freedman’s research on the rates of the universe

February 19, 2020

Research on the rate of the universe may point to a New Physics

First Veteran Undergraduates on Adjusting to University Life and PSD Academics

February 18, 2020

The Maroon interviews several undergraduate veterans of military service about applying their skills to challenging academics.

New York Times features UChicago Computer Science wearable jammer project

February 17, 2020

Computer Science professors Pedro Lopes, Ben Zhao, and Heather Zheng developed wearable defenses against listening devices such as Alexa

University of Chicago to build instrumentation for upgrades to the Large Hadron Collider

February 13, 2020

With $5.5M in new federal funding, faculty, students, engineers to design several components for ATLAS experiment detector

Astronomy Professor Robert Rosner discusses recent breakthrough solar imagery on Chicago Tonight

February 13, 2020

Prof. Rosner explains Inouye Telescope advancements and why new imagery is exciting

Meet computer science student, Hy Truong Son

February 12, 2020

Hy Truong Son was born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam. He has a BSc in computer science from Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, Hungary. He is now in his fourth year of pursuing a PhD in computer science at the University of Chicago and is researching machine learning applications and chemical problems. 

Meet Solomon Quinn, computational and applied mathematics student

February 12, 2020

Solomon Quinn is from New York City. He holds a BS in mathematics and physics from the University of Richmond and is in his second year of pursuing a PhD in computational and applied mathematics (CAM) at the University of Chicago. 

Astronomy Asst. Prof. Leslie Rogers has been selected for a 2020 Cottrell Scholar Award in support of her study of exoplanets

February 11, 2020

The Research Corporation for Science Advancement has selected astronomer Leslie Rogers for a Cottrell Award

For geophysical scientists Philipp Heck and Jennika Greer, a single grain of Apollo moon dust opens new world of lunar science

February 7, 2020

Assoc. prof. in geophysical sciences Philip Heck and postdoc Jennika Greer are using a new technique called atom probe tomography to learn about the moon’s history, atom by atom.