A crack at solving the asymmetry mystery

November 10, 2023

David DeMille

APS Ramsey Prize winner David DeMille describes his groundbreaking ACME experiment and how it puts the Standard Model to the test.

PSD Spotlight: Miranda Redenbaugh

November 10, 2023

Miranda Redenbaugh with elephant

PSD's November spotlight is Miranda Redenbaugh, Assistant Director of Communications, Dept. of Computer Science

Chicago Quantum Exchange to convene global leaders for sixth Chicago Quantum Summit

November 9, 2023

Fanciful illustration of colorful atoms hovering over a cityscape at night

Hosted by the Chicago Quantum Exchange, the Quantum Summit will bring together academic, government, and industry leaders to discuss how the field can strengthen and expand the quantum ecosystem.

Records reveal hidden history of female astronomers at Yerkes Observatory

November 9, 2023

Astronomer at the 40-inch refractor telescope of Yerkes Observatory under the 90-foot dome.

UChicago team chronicles dozens of women who worked and made discoveries in early 20th century.

The good, the bad, and the ugly of all that screen time

November 9, 2023

Marshini Chetty

In a WBEZ-FM Chicago audio segment, CS Prof. Marshini Chetty discusses how too much screen time on devices can hurt health by increasing anxiety, depression, and a sedentary lifestyle and how to change that.

A delicate balance

November 9, 2023

Ngô Bảo Châu

An interview with the new chair of Mathematics

Ngô Bảo Châu, the Francis and Rose Yuen Distinguished Service Professor, was named the Department of Mathematics chair, starting July 1, 2023. In this Q&A, he discusses his priorities for the department, the exciting work of his colleagues, and his vision for collaboration.

Machine learning

November 8, 2023

Sarah Sebo, right

High school students in the Collegiate Scholars Program get to know robots, with Assistant Professor of Computer Science Sarah Sebo.

If you can’t stand the heat …

November 8, 2023

illustration of Sandra Greer

A new book by Chemistry alumna Sandra Greer, SM’68, PhD’69, brings hard science to the kitchen.

Exploring the hottest research topics on atoms and molecules at the coldest temperatures

November 8, 2023

Midwest Cold Atom Workshop 2023

Over 180 researchers joined the MCAW 2023 (Midwest Cold Atom Workshop) held at the University of Chicago November 3–4, 2023, to discuss their research interest in tutorials, invited talks, and poster presentations, and to brainstorm on the future of quantum science with atoms and molecules.

NASA telescopes discover record-breaking black hole

November 8, 2023

Irina Zhuravleva article reviews a paper describing the most distant black hole ever seen in X-rays, on which Astro Asst. Prof. Irina Zhuravleva is an author.

Regenstein’s ‘Capturing the Stars’ honors the women of Yerkes Observatory

November 8, 2023

Astronomer at the 40-inch refractor telescope of Yerkes Observatory under the 90-foot dome.

Hyde Park Herald article features "Capturing the Stars: The Untold History of Women at Yerkes Observatory," an exhibition at the Regenstein Library.

How neural networks can think like humans and why it matters

November 8, 2023

Chenhao Tan

In an AI Business article, CS Asst. Prof. Chenhao Tan says that “being made to model human thought processes is critical for developing AI systems that can be tailored to human needs and preferences so that they can effectively assist humans towards their goals.”

James Hansen’s new climate warning and controversial plan to cool the planet

November 8, 2023

Portrait of David Keith against a brick wall

In a Newsweek article, GeoSci Prof. David Keith discusses his research on solar geoengineering, saying that it is "at best a weak supplement to what we must do to cut emissions," rather than a climate solution in and of itself, adding that the risks of solar geoengineering must be weighed against the risks of continued warming without it.

What happens to illustrators when robots can draw robots?

November 8, 2023

Ben Zhao

New York Times article highlights CS Prof. Ben Zhao's "Nightshade," a tool that aims to “poison” A.I. models by allowing artists to upload their images with code intended to mislead A.I. art generators.

Mathematics Professor Luis Silvestre named 2024 AMS Fellow

November 8, 2023

Luis Silvestre

Congratulations to Mathematics Professor Luis Silvestre, who was named a 2024 Fellow of the American Mathematical Society (AMS)! Forty mathematical scientists from around the world have been named Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) for 2024, the program's twelfth year. AMS members designated as Fellows of the AMS have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, advancement, communication, and utilization of mathematics.