Maureen Searcy

Burden of proof

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Three mathematicians team up to advance Zimmer’s conjecture. Yes, that Zimmer. 

Cosmic cuisine

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Professor Wendy Freedman applies astrophysics expertise to the Latke-Hamantash Debate.

Faculty additions, retirements, and accolades

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Updates from the Division of the Physical Sciences.

Scaling up

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New computer science chair Michael Franklin discusses the past, present, and future of computation.

A unified theory

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The Physics Research Center will unite theorists and experimentalists for the first time in half a century.

Change of state

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Former Argonne director; UChicago VP of research, trustee, and now representative on the Giant Magellan Telescope board; physicist; and retiring art school president Walter E. Massey enters a new phase.

A pattern of progress

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How an automated loom inspired the earliest computer inventors.

Mirror image

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Jonathan Simon blurs the line between matter and light.

Lonely planets

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Astronomers and planetary scientists debate if and when we’ll find extraterrestrial life.

A singular discovery

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Albert Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves a century ago. Daniel Holz was part of the team of scientists that finally found them last fall.

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