News: 2020

September

UChicago scientists invent first-of-its-kind method for pacemakers, other applications

September 2, 2020

UChicago scientists invent first-of-its-kind method for pacemakers, other applications


UChicago joins APS-IDEA network for community transformation

September 2, 2020

The University of Chicago named as member of APS-IDEA network, a consortium of physics departments, laboratories, and research collaborations committed to improving equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI)


UChicago joins three universities in Institute for Foundational Data Science

September 2, 2020

UChicago joins three universities in Institute for Foundational Data Science


August

Prof. Fred Chong named to National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee

August 31, 2020

Prof. Fred Chong named to National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee


UChicago scientists share knowledge, research with the public—now with a virtual beer

August 27, 2020

UChicago scientists share knowledge, research with the public—now with a virtual beer


Department of Energy selects Argonne, Fermilab to lead two multi-million-dollar national quantum research centers

August 26, 2020

Department of Energy selects Argonne, Fermilab to lead two multi-million-dollar national quantum research centers


Meet mathematics student, Sarah Reitzes

August 21, 2020

Sarah Reitzes grew up in the Washington, D.C. suburbs. Prior to coming to University of Chicago, she was an undergraduate student at Tufts University in Boston. This is her fifth year pursuing a PhD degree in the Department of Mathematics at UChicago. Her research is in logic, in particular computability theory and reverse math.


UChicago scientists discover way to make quantum states last 10,000 times longer

August 17, 2020

UChicago scientists discover way to make quantum states last 10,000 times longer


Meet astronomy & astrophysics student, Maya Fishbach

August 17, 2020

Maya Fishbach was born in Tel Aviv, Israel but has called Chicago home since she was nine years old. She earned a BS in math and physics at Yale University before returning to pursue her PhD in Astronomy & Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. She defended her thesis in May, 2020 and will be a NASA Hubble Fellowship Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow at Northwestern University in the fall. 
 


Prof. Nick Feamster shares what you can do for the best internet connection

August 7, 2020

Computer Science Prof. Nick Feamster shares what you can do for the best internet connection during the pandemic


Statistician Rina Foygel Barber awarded early career Presidents’ Award

August 6, 2020

Rina Foygel Barber has been awarded COPSS Presidents' Award for outstanding contributions to statistics


PSD Spotlight: Vera Dragisich

August 5, 2020

PSD’s August spotlight is Vera Dragisich, PhD, Senior Lecturer & Director of Academic Programs, Department of Chemistry. Vera has been with UChicago for 27 years.


PSD Spotlight: Brent Barker

August 5, 2020

PSD’s August spotlight is Brent Barker, PhD, Teaching Support Manager, Astronomy & Astrophysics and Geophysical Sciences. Brent has been with UChicago for two years.


SAND Lab’s Fawkes lets you post selfies without worrying that the next Clearview AI will use them to identify you

August 3, 2020

SAND Lab’s Fawkes lets you post selfies without worrying that the next Clearview AI will use them to identify you


July

R. Stephen Berry, ‘one of the most influential chemists of his generation,’ 1931-2020

July 30, 2020

R. Stephen Berry, ‘one of the most influential chemists of his generation,’ 1931-2020