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Simulations Foresee Hordes of Colliding Black Holes in Gravitational Wave Observatory’s Future


New calculations predict that the Laser Interferometer Gravitational wave Observatory (LIGO) will detect approximately 1,000 mergers of massive black holes annually once it achieves full sensitivity early next decade.
23-Jun-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Book Chronicles Rise of Urban Planning in Ancient Egypt


Egyptian pharaohs, who are remembered for their pyramids and temples, many of which remain as magnificent monuments to their civilization, were also the world’s first urban planners.
20-Jun-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Behavioral Economics Study Shows Boost in Fuel and Carbon Efficiency of Airline Captains

Interventions rooted in behavioral economics can significantly boost the use of fuel- and carbon-efficient flight practices in the airline industry, according to a study by economists at the University of Chicago and the London School of Economics...
20-Jun-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Simulations Describe HIV’s ‘Diabolical Delivery Device’


University of Chicago scientists and their colleagues have developed an innovative computer model of HIV that gives real insight into how a virus “matures” and becomes infective.
15-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Social Science Researchers Partner with Illinois Town on Civic Challenge

The University of Chicago's CivX program matches research training in the social sciences with civic institutions that are confronting a challenge. The largest project to date is running this week in partnership with the town of Okawville, Illinois.
15-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

UChicago Physicists First to See Behavior of Quantum Materials in Curved Space


Harnessing the shared wave nature of light and matter, researchers at the University of Chicago led by Neubauer Family Assistant Professor of Physics Jonathan Simon have used light to explore some of the most intriguing questions in the quantum...
13-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Food and Environment Course Examines Sustainability of Student Cafés


A food and environment course took the students out of the classroom to learn about food service operations and their sustainability options.
13-Jun-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New Research Center Becomes First to Focus on Wisdom


The University of Chicago has launched the Center for Practical Wisdom. The first-of-its-kind center is being started with $2 million from the John Templeton Foundation.
7-Jun-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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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

Book Explores Presidential Preoccupation with Power


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.
31-Jul-2013 5:35 PM EDT

Despite Growing Support for Gay Marriage, Americans Divided on Attitudes Towards Homosexuality

26-Jun-2013 10:30 AM EDT

University of Chicago Particle Physicists Available to Comment on Search for Higgs Boson


3-Jul-2012 8:00 AM EDT

Japan Crisis Experts from the University of Chicago

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,...
18-Mar-2011 5:00 PM EDT

Experts Available to Comment on Mono Lake Microbe

Media Contacts: Steve Koppes 773-702-8366 Stephen McGregor 630-252-5580
3-Dec-2010 9:00 AM EST

Even If They Are Not Home, Men Can Learn to be Good Fathers

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

Health Care Tip Sheet

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...
10-Jul-2009 1:00 PM EDT

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