February 17, 2011

Stuart Rice to receive 2011 Wolf prize

The University of Chicago’s Stuart Rice is among 10 scientists and artists who will receive 2011 Wolf Prizes in physics, chemistry, agric

October 30, 2009

Scientists witness nature's complexity unfold in self-assembling quasicrystals

Just a few decades ago, scientists believed that all ordered matter consists of self-repeating building blocks-atoms, ions or molecules. In this view, the ordinary solids of everyday life are arranged in crystals of repeating, three-dimensional patterns.

October 26, 2009

New Partnership in Research and Education in Materials with CCNY

It is not often that a group of scientists gets to define a field of study. But, that is what Dr.

July 9, 2009

Chemist Greg Engel named outstanding early-career scientist

President Obama has named Greg Engel, assistant professor in chemistry at the University of Chicago, among the 100 recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

June 24, 2009

Stream of Sand Behaves Like Water

University of Chicago researchers recently showed that dry granular materials such as sands, seeds and grains have properties similar to liquid, forming water-like droplets when poured from a given source.

September 9, 2008

Physicists harness effects of disorder in magnetic sensors

University of Chicago scientists have discovered how to make magnetic sensors capable of operating at the high temperatures that ceramic engines in cars and aircraft of the future will require for higher operating efficiency than today's internal combustion technology.

May 14, 2008

Research puts new wrinkle in study of materials folding under pressure

Scientists at the University of Chicago and the University of Santiago in Chile have explained, for the first time, the physics that governs how thin materials at scales millions of times different in thickness make the transition from wrinkles into folds under compression.