December 5, 2005

MRSEC Researchers Discover New Granular Fluid State

University of Chicago physicists have created a novel state of matter using nothing more than a container of loosely packed sand and a falling marble. They have found that the impacting marble produces a jet of sand grains that briefly behaves like a special type of dense fluid.

December 1, 2005

Milan Mrksich Elected AAAS Fellow

The American Association for the Advancement of Science has elected four Chicago faculty members as 2005 fellows. The four are Dario Maestripieri, Milan Mrksich, Bernard Strauss and Michael Turner.

October 1, 2005

Leo Kadanoff assumes position of President-Elect of the American Physical Society

APS members elected Leo Kadanoff, professor emeritus, at the University of Chicago as president-elect, andArthur Bienenstock of Stanford University as APS vice-president in the 2005 general election. 

June 22, 2005

Study shows how granular materials get themselves out of a jam

University of Chicago physicists have made careful measurements of flowing sand that can help resolve longstanding questions regarding how glasses differ from liquids at the atomic level, the scientists report in the Thursday, June 23 issue of the journal Nature.

March 31, 2005

No-Splash Effect makes a Big Splash

University physicists have learned how to eliminate what scientists formerly regarded as the inevitable splashing that occurs after a liquid crashes onto a flat surface. It turns out that the removal of air eliminates the splash process.

March 16, 2005

Cheng Chin and Wendy Zhang receive Sloan Fellowships

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation has selected four University scholars to receive 2006 Sloan research fellowships.

February 1, 2005

High Temperature Superfluidity in Fermions

University of Chicago and Duke researchers collaborate to find signs of high-temperature superfluidity in cold 'Fermion' gas