Give to Physics

How You Can Help

So many of the accomplishments associated with Physics at the University of Chicago have been made possible by the generous support of alumni, families, and friends through direct contributions and estate gifts. So thank YOU!

You can make gifts to support programs and places at the Department of Physics that are particularly meaningful to you. See below some of them. We are happy to discuss with you other options.

Young-Kee Kim
Louis Block Distinguished Service Professor
Chair, Department of Physics
Email:, Phone: 773-702-7006

Any donation can be made online, through the mail or over the phone.

By phone Please call 773-702-7006
By mail

Please make your check out to The University of Chicago and use the memo for details of how you would like your donation used.
Please mail your donation to:
Professor Young-Kee Kim
Chair, Department of Physics
The University of Chicago
5720 S Ellis Ave, KPTC 201
Chicago IL 60637

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Deborah Jin Fellowship

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Deborah (Debbie) Jin, an internationally renowned physicist with U.Chicago Ph.D. in 1995, passed away September 15, 2016. She was a role model and inspiration for scientists, men and women alike. The Deborah Jin Fellowship is to support an incoming female physics graduate student at the University of Chicago. Gifts of all sizes are appreciated. Read more about Debbie here.

Sidney Nagel Prize for Creativity in Research

The goal is to promote creativity in research.

Other Programs

Make a Gift
Please use the Special Instructions field on the donation page to let us know how you would like your donation used.

Tribute Gifts

Tribute gifts are a wonderful way to recognize those close to you who value the impact of physics on society.

Distinguished Visitor Program

Brings exciting long-term visitors to the University with the aim of fostering interactions with faculty, postdocs and students across the campus.

Physics Bridge Program

The goals are to increase, within a decade, the number of number of physics Ph.D.s awarded to underrepresented minority (URM) students at the University of Chicago, including African American, Hispanic American, and Native American students.

Society for Women in Physics

The goals are to promote career development of women in physics while providing a welcoming support network. We aim to enhance the experience of women working in the department through increased interaction with peers, mentors, and role models at the University of Chicago.

Physics Career Day

Brings alumni to the Department. Physics students learn about the exciting and rewarding career opportunities open to them by hearing from alumni.

Physics with a Bang! Holiday Lecture and Open House

Invites students, families, teachers and especially the curious to attend our annual Holiday Lecture and Open House. Fast, loud, surprising and beautiful physics demos are performed by our distinguished professors. Participants talk to scientists about their latest discoveries and experience hands-on activities related to their research. 

Unrestricted Gifts

Allow the Department to use them as it sees fit, where current (and often time sensitive) needs are greatest.