March 11, 2008

MRSEC professors Aaron Dinner & Margaret Gardel awarded 2008 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowhips

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has selected three University of Chicago scholars to receive 2008 Sloan research fellowships.

December 19, 2007

Physics department kicks off holidays with a “bang”

The holidays began with a “bang” this month for the University’s Physics Department as students, families, teachers and neighbors gathered in laboratories inside the Gordon Center to participate in hands-on demonstrations and learn about some of the exciting science talking place there. 

November 6, 2007

Physicists see similarities in stream of sand grains, exotic plasma at birth of universe

Streams of granular particles bouncing off a target in a simple tabletop experiment produce liquid-like behavior also witnessed in a massive research apparatus that simulates the birth of the universe.

August 16, 2007

Physicists explore mechanical strenghth of self-assembled nanocrystal membrane

Scientists at the University and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered the surprising strength of a sheet of nanoparticles that measures just 50 atoms in thickness.

May 15, 2007

KaYee Christina Lee awarded Quantrell award for excellence in undergraduate teaching

During her first academic year on the Chicago faculty as an assistant professor in 1998 to 1999, Ka Yee Lee was assigned to teach the second quarter of the three-quarter honors sequence in General Chemistry. Teaching the first quarter was Stuart Rice, the Frank P.

April 26, 2007

Physicists manipulate liquids with light

It is possible to manipulate small quantities of liquid using only the force of light, reported University and French scientists in the March 30 issue of Physical Review Letters.

March 15, 2007

Research associate positions in materials science honor Rice, Kadanoff

The University’s Materials Research Science & Engineering Center has announced the creation of two new research associate positions named after Emeritus Professors Leo Kadanoff and Stuart Rice.

February 15, 2007

News from the coldest lab in Chicago

Cheng Chin will make a vacuum chamber in his laboratory the coldest place in Chicago in order to simulate the impossibly hot conditions that followed the big bang during the earliest moments of the universe.

December 1, 2006

Leo Kadanoff wins 2006 Lorentz Medal

APS President-Elect Leo Kadanoff has been awarded the 2006 Lorentz Medal by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received the medal in Amsterdam on November 27 for his contributions to statistical physics, in particular to the theory of phase transitions.