Updates from the Division of the Physical Sciences.
New computer science chair Michael Franklin discusses the past, present, and future of computation.
The Physics Research Center will unite theorists and experimentalists for the first time in half a century.
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.
How an automated loom inspired the earliest computer inventors.
Jonathan Simon blurs the line between matter and light.
Astronomers and planetary scientists debate if and when we’ll find extraterrestrial life.
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.
Planetary scientists fact-check The Martian.
Please don’t make assumptions about these nonheteronormative turkey vultures.
Neuroscientists Ed Awh and Ed Vogel can read thoughts and tell the future. Sort of.