News: 2020

July

UChicago scientists reflect on need to address racism, inequality

July 16, 2020

UChicago scientists reflect on need to address racism, inequality


University of Chicago to award six honorary degrees at 2021 Convocation

July 15, 2020

University of Chicago to award six honorary degrees at 2021 Convocation


New view of nature’s oldest light adds fresh twist to debate over universe’s age

July 15, 2020

New view of nature’s oldest light adds fresh twist to debate over universe’s age


NSF awards $15.5 million to launch math institute at UChicago

July 14, 2020

National Science Foundation awards $15.5 million to launch math institute at UChicago


Asst. Prof. Bill Fefferman Comments on New “Quantum Advantage” Research

July 9, 2020

Asst. Prof. Bill Fefferman Comments on New “Quantum Advantage” Research


Chicago Quantum Exchange announces seven new partnerships to advance research, training

July 7, 2020

Chicago Quantum Exchange announces seven new partnerships to advance research, training


Linda Young, leader in X-ray sciences, pursues innovation, both in research and mentorship

July 7, 2020

Argonne and UChicago physicist searches for new uses for X-ray lasers and ways to support junior scientists
 


Quantum engineering breakthroughs could offer new direction for communication tech

July 2, 2020

Quantum engineering breakthroughs could offer new direction for communication tech


Prof. Ka Yee C. Lee among 13 faculty receiving named, distinguished service professorships

July 1, 2020

Prof. Ka Yee C. Lee among 13 faculty who received named, distinguished service professorships


UChicago announces plans to resume on-campus classes and operations

July 1, 2020

UChicago announces plans to resume on-campus classes and operations. New policies, shared commitment to public health aim to keep University community safe


The key device needed for a quantum internet

July 1, 2020

Building a “quantum repeater” is key to long-distance quantum communication


June

PSD in the News - June 2020

June 26, 2020

This month PSD researchers have been featured for their efforts to find evidence of the elusive Axion Particle, develop UV light disinfection arrays for N95 masks, and identify that a mysterious interstellar visitor was a dark hydrogen iceberg.


NASA’s TESS, Spitzer missions discover a world orbiting a unique young star near us

June 25, 2020

NASA’s TESS, Spitzer missions discover a world orbiting a unique young star near us


Jesus Alvarez, Clare Keenan, and Aaron Slipper awarded teaching prizes

June 24, 2020

Three PSD students have been awarded the Physical Sciences Teaching Prize for excellence in undergraduate teaching. Awardees include Jesus Alvarez and Clare Keenan of the Department of Chemistry and Aaron Slipper of the Department of Mathematics.


PSD Spotlight: Carla Strickland

June 24, 2020

PSD's July spotlight is Carla Strickland, UChicago STEM Education Digital Curriculum Developer. Carla has been with UChicago for almost twelve years.