News: 2020

August

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


2020 Marlene F. Richman Award Winner: Julie Feder

July 28, 2020

2020 Marlene F. Richman Award Winner: Julie Feder


Department of Energy unveils blueprint for quantum internet in event at University of Chicago

July 24, 2020

Department of Energy unveils blueprint for quantum internet in event at University of Chicago


UChicago to partner in $25 million National Science Foundation quantum information institute

July 23, 2020

UChicago to partner in new $25M NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute for Hybrid Quantum Architectures and Networks.


UChicago study illuminates fates of distant planetary atmospheres

July 21, 2020

UChicago study illuminates fates of distant planetary atmospheres


How computer science can help fight COVID-19

July 21, 2020

How computer science can help fight COVID-19 and the three UChicago research groups that were awarded seed funding to apply AI to the response.


Materials Research Science and Engineering Center receives renewed NSF funding

July 17, 2020

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center receives renewed NSF funding