Science & Medicine

Fall/17

The story of the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction is one of science, of war, and of people—those who made the experiment a success, those who strove to inform the public about the threats the breakthrough posed, and those tending its ambivalent legacies today.

Fall/17

The scientists who made CP-1 possible, and the thinkers tending its ambivalent legacy today.

Fall/17

Enrico Fermi and Leo Szilard were comparable scientific visionaries but opposite personalities.

Fall/17

UChicago computer scientists created a computer program that can write fake restaurant reviews.

Fall/17

A new type of immunotherapy is helping UChicago Medicine patients. 

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.

08.30.2017

Why the invasive species Solenopsis invicta has thrived in Texas.

08.14.2017

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