News: Events


PSD in the News - January 2023

January 26, 2023

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This month PSD researchers have been featured for their efforts to determine why the Southern Hemisphere is stormier than the Nothern Hemisphere, explain how the HIV virus replicates itself, and gather and analyze data on the funding, location, and research status for more than 230 GMO crop varieties in Africa.

Asst. Prof. Sarah Sebo presents robot-human interaction research to Northwestern

January 10, 2023

people listening to an academic talk

Asst. Prof. Sarah Sebo, Dept. of Computer Science, presented her research on human and robot interactions and their effect on emotions at Northwestern University.

UChicago launches Polsky Deep Tech Ventures to support startups bringing science, tech to market

January 5, 2023

Illustration of computer chips, quantum devices, and binary code

UChicago unveiled Polsky Deep Tech Ventures, a new $20m initiative offering accelerators, entrepreneurial training, and funding dedicated to supporting startups that bring world-changing science and technology to market.

Quantum leaders discuss past, present, future of quantum technology at Chicago Quantum Summit

January 5, 2023

Attendees at the 2022 Chicago Quantum Summit

The fifth annual Chicago Quantum Summit brought together over 220 members of the quantum information science and technology community from across the nation and around the world. Read the recap.

PSD recognized among 2022 UChicago historic highlights

January 3, 2023

A snowy statue of Rockefeller overlooks an aerial view of UChicago campus

PSD news and honors were among the University of Chicago’s historic 2022 highlights. Read more about Eugene Parker (1927-2022), addressing digital disparities, expanding the Chicago quantum network, and the first inaugural South Side Science Festival.


PSD in the News - November 2022

November 29, 2022

PSD against a white and turquoise background

This month PSD reserachers were featured in the news for their efforts to create an 'artificial photosynthesis' system, advance nanoparticle research to fight cancer, and describe cloudy atmospheres on explanets with the James Webb Space telescope.

2022 Chicago Quantum Summit to gather leaders defining the emerging field

November 4, 2022

quantum communication illustration

The fifth annual Chicago Quantum Summit, hosted by the Chicago Quantum Exchange, will convene academic, government, and industry leaders in quantum information science and engineering on Nov. 14-15. The public can attend on Zoom.

UChicago AI Summit examines promise and concerns for science and society

November 3, 2022

AI Summit panelists talking

The Summit on AI in Society, organized in October by the Institute on the Formation of Knowledge (IFK), featured several UChicago CS speakers alongside social scientists, artists, policy experts, historians, and philosophers.

PSD in the news - October 2022

October 26, 2022

PSD against a white and turquoise background

This month PSD researchers were featured for their efforts to test an unhackable internet, develop metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) to transform cancer treatments, and design and build the next generation telescope called CMB-S4.

Watch President Obama surprise students at Chicago Quantum Exchange event

October 19, 2022

Barack Obama greets a man in a South Side Science Festival shirt

Former President Barack Obama sent a jolt of electricity through Chicago Quantum Exchange in Hyde Park. Students from Kenwood Academy were on a field trip to learn about the future of communication when Obama suddenly appeared during a career panel. Watch FOX32 News coverage.

Climate policy must transition from goal setting to implementation, say former U.S. and Chinese climate negotiators

October 14, 2022

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Read about the kickoff event for the UChicago-Peking University Joint Forum on Addressing the Climate and Energy Challenge, a 5-part virtual forum open to the public.

Huge reflector arrives at University of Chicago for South Pole telescope project

October 11, 2022

a massive, shiny telescope reflector that arrived to UChicago campus on Friday surrounded by researchers

A telescope reflector for CMB-S4 made from two 20-ton blocks of aluminum came to UChicago campus Friday afternoon for installation in the new High Bay Research Building. It arrived via ship from Germany, and then was escorted by police from Indiana, across the South Side, to S. Maryland Ave.

PSD in the News - September 2022

October 3, 2022

PSD against a white and turquoise background

This month PSD researchers have been featured for their efforts to explain half-rock, half-water exoplanets around small stars, build a wheel that can crawl along varying terrain, and comment on climate science related to Hurricane Ian.

University of Chicago hosts first South Side Science Festival

September 20, 2022

A child in a spinning chair holds a rotating bike wheel to demo angular momentum

The all-day, all ages event highlighted the importance of STEM education, careers in science and understanding how science impacts daily life. The festival was created to connect South Side community members with science education resources.

South Side Science Festival to offer free hands-on demos and science experiments for the public Sept. 17

September 1, 2022

Logo of South Side Science Festival with the name of the event, a blue frame and UChicago logo.

The University of Chicago invites members of the community to explore the fascinating world of science at the first annual South Side Science Festival. Meet scientists and learn about everything from jellyfish to DNA at first annual UChicago event