News: 2021

January

Prof. Voth interviewed about the first usable computational model of the entire virus on Fox 32

January 20, 2021

Chemist Prof. Gregory Voth was interviewed about the first usable computational model of the entire virus that is responsible for COVID-19 on Fox 32 Chicago.


NanoPattern Technologies, ReAx Biotechnologies receive $150,000 each to commercialize research

January 15, 2021

NanoPattern Technologies, co-founded by Prof. Dmitri Talapin, and ReAx Biotechnologies, founded by Asst. Prof Raymond Moellering, receive $150,000 each to commercialize research.


Prof. Benson Farb resurrects Hilbert’s 13th Problem and mines web of connections

January 15, 2021

Prof. Benson Farb is among mathematicians resurrecting Hilbert’s 13th Problem. Long considered solved, David Hilbert’s question about seventh-degree polynomials is leading researchers to a new web of mathematical connections.


Dark Energy Survey releases catalog of nearly 700 million astronomical objects to the public

January 14, 2021

On January 14, Dark Energy Survey released a catalog of nearly 700 million astronomical objects to the public. The pioneering Fermilab-led survey, directed by Astronomy & Astrophysics Prof. Emeritus Rich Kron, covered 5,000 square degrees of the southern sky


Prof. Gladders’s undergrads discover bright lensed galaxy in the early universe

January 13, 2021

Prof. Gladders's undergrads discover bright lensed galaxy in the early universe


Preeminent statistician Leo Goodman, who spent 36 years in the PSD, 1928–2020

January 12, 2021

The PSD community mourns the passing of the preeminent statistician Leo Goodman, who spent 36 years in the PSD and greatly innovated social sciences research. He died at 92.


Yiran Fan, Financial Mathematics SM‘15 and Ph.D. student ‘beloved by all who knew him,’ 1990–2021

January 11, 2021

Yiran Fan, FinMath SM ‘15 and Ph.D. student ‘beloved by all who knew him,’ 1990–2021


After decades of effort, scientists are finally seeing black holes—or are they?

January 8, 2021

After decades of effort, scientists are finally seeing black holes—or are they? Gravitational theorist Prof. Robert Wald weighs in on the sudden observability of black holes.


UChicago scientists create first computational model of entire virus responsible for COVID-19

January 7, 2021

Researchers in chemist Greg Voth’s lab have created the first computational model of the entire virus responsible for COVID-19. The pioneering multiscale model allows researchers to plug in and better understand information as new discoveries are made.


The World War II-era Chicago school of meteorology that decoded weather forecasting

January 4, 2021

The World War II-era Chicago school of meteorology that decoded weather forecasting


Ripples in space-time could provide clues to missing components of the universe

January 4, 2021

UChicago astrophysicist Jose María Ezquiaga lays out how LIGO gravitational waves could be scrambled, yielding information.