For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general...
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Paul Wiegmann is spending this academic year as a Simons Fellow in Theoretical Physics. His Simons project evolved from a graduate course that he teaches on topology and geometry in physics.
10-Feb-2016 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites
A group of more than 50 computer scientists and engineers from the University of Chicago and industry gathered Friday at Harper Court in Hyde Park for a research summit to launch the new CERES Center for Unstoppable Computing.
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Later this year, during what passes for summer in Antarctica, a group of Chicago scientists will arrive at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole research station to install a new and enhanced instrument designed to plumb the earliest history of the cosmos.
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John Light, one of the first scientists to describe the dynamics of chemical reactions on a molecular scale, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, in a Denver hospital following a severe illness. He was 81.
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Davie Miller's Fire Scholarship to the University of Chicago started him on a path that resulted in his appointment as the Neubauer Family Assistant Professor in Physics in 2013.
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Ed Awh and Ed Vogel, two leading scholars whose joint research focuses on visual cognition and working memory, joined the University of Chicago's growing neuroscience and cellular science faculty in fall 2015.
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The University of Chicago’s Wendy Freedman will receive the 2016 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics.
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University of Chicago Professor Geoffrey Stone to discuss same-sex marriage in Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture
As the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to deliberate on same-sex marriage later this month, Prof. Geoffrey R. Stone, the 2015 Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecturer, will devote his talk to this contentious social and legal issue that could mark one of...
10-Apr-2015 4:05 PM EDT
Prof. William G. Howell hopes to focus the national conversation about the American presidency in his new book, Thinking about the Presidency: The Primacy of Power.
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The University of Chicago has numerous experts who can comment on the scientific, social, political and cultural dimensions of the ongoing crisis in Japan. Our news officers can assist reporters looking for help with stories on nuclear science,...
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Fathers’ Day is something of an empty holiday in many urban communities where men are often disconnected from family life, but social workers can make a difference against those odds. African-American fathers in particular could benefit from the...
15-Jun-2010 8:00 AM EDT
Experts from the University of Chicago address the following: 1) How do Americans feel about government spending on health? 2) Why is health care spending going up? 3) Looking at Medicare, what have been some of the problems? 4) What about the...
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