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