News: 2019


Matt Tirrell elected to National Academy of Sciences

June 30, 2019

Matthew Tirrell, the dean and Founding Pritzker Director of the Institute for Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Glimpses of phenomena that underlie black holes, other extreme physics

June 28, 2019

A team of physicists at the University of Chicago has built a quantum system to simulate the physics of this Unruh radiation.

Scientists recreate cell division—outside a cell

June 28, 2019

Discovery accelerates understanding of the physics of living matter

Scientists connect quantum bits with sound and over record distances

June 25, 2019

Two studies show breakthroughs that could boost quantum technology


Monolayer Two-Dimensional Polymers for Wafer-Scale Heterostructures

May 28, 2019

The MRSEC team developed synthesis of two-dimensional polymers (2DP) with wafer-scale homogeneity in the ultimate limit of monolayer thickness using a general and scalable growth method called laminar assembly polymerization. 

Building Strongly Interacting Photonic Materials

May 27, 2019

A collaboration of the Simon and Schuster group have realized a photonic strongly interacting Mott insulator using a 1D lattice of superconducting qubits.