Physical Sciences Division

Burden of proof

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

Sharpened focus

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A mixture of theory and practice helps statistician Rina Foygel Barber, SM’09, PhD’12, optimize her results.

Infinite possibilities

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How Ken Ono, AB’89, found life in and outside of math.

TRAPPIST-1 101

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What you need to know about the seven newly discovered Earth-sized exoplanets.

Mildred Dresselhaus, “Queen of carbon science,” dies at 86

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Dresselhaus, PhD’59, was a model for women and scientists everywhere.

Cosmic cuisine

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

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.

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