Fall/16

Updates from the Division of the Physical Sciences.

Fall/16

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

Fall/16

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

Fall/16

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.

Fall/16

How an automated loom inspired the earliest computer inventors.

Fall/16

Jonathan Simon blurs the line between matter and light.

Fall/16

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

Spring/16

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.

02.08.2016

Planetary scientists fact-check The Martian.

01.13.2016

Mathematician David Eisenbud answers readers’ questions.
Winter/16

Please don’t make assumptions about these nonheteronormative turkey vultures.

Fall 2015/Winter 2016

Neuroscientists Ed Awh and Ed Vogel can read thoughts and tell the future. Sort of.