News: 2023


Argonne installs final components of Aurora supercomputer

July 7, 2023

The installation team in front of the Aurora supercomputer

New exascale machine is one step closer to enabling transformative science.

Image courtesy Argonne National Laboratory

The Course: A podcast of career stories as told by UChicago professors

July 7, 2023

Created by The University of Chicago Yuen Campus in Hong Kong, The Course podcast is a compilation of personal conversations with UChicago professors. Over a dozen PSD professors answer how they found their passion in the academic field, what they were like as kids, and what it takes to become a professor at The University of Chicago.

Laura Gagliardi awarded the 2023 Pauling Medal Award for Outstanding Achievements in Chemistry

July 7, 2023

Prof. Laura Gagliardi

University of Chicago chemist and professor Laura Gagliardi has been selected as the recipient of the 2023 Linus Pauling Medal Award for outstanding achievements in Chemistry. Gagliardi is honored for the development of groundbreaking electronic structure theories and combined classical/quantum methodologies that have accelerated the design of new materials, including reticular frameworks.

Twitter threatens to sue Meta over Threads platform

July 7, 2023

Ben Zhao

CS professor Ben Zhao discusses the timing of Meta's Threads launch.

Axiom’s zero-knowledge proofs might one day help detect deepfakes

July 6, 2023

Yi Sun

Assistant professor of statistics Yi Sun discusses his startup Axiom developing technology to quickly and accurately detect deepfakes on the internet.

Sixteen UChicago faculty members receive named, distinguished service professorships

July 5, 2023

Michael Franklin and Dan Nicolae

Sixteen UChicago faculty members, including PSD professors Michael Franklin and Dan Nicolae, have received distinguished service professorships or named professorships.


What’s AGI, and why are AI experts skeptical?

June 30, 2023

Allyson Ettinger

Computational linguist Allyson Ettinger explains language processing for ChatGPT in Wired

Gig drivers for Walmart say they’re forced to compete against bots for deliveries

June 30, 2023

Marshini Chetty

Computer scientist Marshini Chetty weighs in on bots taking jobs from gig workers.

Meet Sandra Tilmon

June 30, 2023

Sandra Tilmon

Sandra Tilmon is a graduate of the MS in Applied Data Science part-time program in the Physical Sciences Division.

Meet Ben Kusswurm

June 30, 2023

Ben Kusswurm

Ben Kusswurm is a student in the MS in Applied Data Science's online program.

In new paradox, black holes appear to evade heat death

June 30, 2023

Bill Fefferman

Computer scientist Bill Fefferman talks quantum gravity and black holes in Quanta Magazine.

UChicago team wins the NIH Long COVID Computational Challenge

June 30, 2023

Fangfang Xia

The team, which includes a third-year Ph.D. student and two scientists from Argonne National Laboratory, built a real-time monitoring system that updates a patient’s risk for developing Long COVID as new clinical events occur.

Image: Computer scientist and CS alumnus Fangfang Xia

Meet EJ Kang

June 30, 2023

EJ Kang

EJ Kang is a MS in Applied Data Science student in the Physical Sciences Division.

5 ways Argonne entangled with Ant-Man to get people to geek out about quantum science

June 29, 2023

People sitting in front of movie screen

Marvel’s Antman and the Wasp: Quantumania shines a sci-fi spotlight on quantum concepts and provides a gateway to explore the realities and possibilities.

Image by Argonne National Laboratory/Gillian King-Cargile

Streaming with Brad: The future of lab-grown meat

June 29, 2023

Bryan Dickinson

Chemist Bryan Dickinson discusses lab-grown meat following the USDA’s approval for consumer purchase.