Physical Sciences Division

Fall/17

Updates from the Physical Sciences Division.

Fall/17

A note from the dean of the Physical Sciences Division.

10.25.17

UChicago astronomers and astrophysicists brought family and friends to the path of totality to watch the solar eclipse on August 21.

10.25.2017

From dark matter to gravitational waves to a balloon-borne telescope, scientists discuss how they handle setbacks.

09.12.2017

Nancy Grace Roman, PhD’49, didn’t get tenure. She changed the course of astronomy instead.

09.12.2017

Physics offers an example of how the division can support women in science.

08.30.2017

The University marks the 75th anniversary of Chicago Pile-1, the world’s first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear reaction.

08.14.2017

UChicago astronomers and astrophysicists prepare for a total eclipse of the sun.

07.12.2017

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

05.31.2017

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

Spring/17

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

02.27.2017

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