News: Awards


Aleksandra Walczak wins prestigious Silver Medal from CNRS

March 19, 2024

Aleksandra Walczak portrait


Charles Mark Lewis won the 2024 Mitsuyoshi Tanaka Dissertation Award in Experimental Particle Physics

December 21, 2023

Citation: "For the development of techniques expanding the low-energy reach of new particle detector technologies, with applications in neutrino physics, dark matter searches, and the study of charged-lepton flavor violating modes of muon decay."

Dr. Katrina Miller awarded National Academies Award for Science Communications

November 15, 2023

Katrina Miller

Recent graduate Katrina Miller currently writes for the NYTimes. 

Clay C├│rdova receives the 2023 Sloan Research Fellowship

February 19, 2023

Clay Cordova

Congratulations to Linda Young!

February 2, 2023

Congratulations to Linda Young for receiving an Honorary Degree from Uppsala University!


Sidney Nagel Awarded 2023 APS Medal for Exceptional Achievement in┬áResearch

December 14, 2022

Sidney Nagel

Professor Abigail Vieregg receives Moore Foundation Experimental Physics Investigators Initiative Award

October 27, 2022

Professor Abigail Vieregg receives Moore Foundation Experimental Physics Investigators Initiative Award

Professor Marcela Carena Named A 2022 DOE Distinguished Scientist

October 27, 2022

Marcela Carena named a 2022 DOE distinguished scientist.

Professor Marcela Carena was Named A 2022 DOE Distinguished Scientist

Young-Kee Kim and Edward “Rocky” Kolb Receive Prize for Exceptional Service in PSD

June 14, 2022

The 2022 recipients of the Arthur L. Kelly Faculty Prize for Exceptional Service in the Physical Sciences Division are Young-Kee Kim and Edward "Rocky" Kolb.

Colin Scheibner Receives Harper Dissertation Fellowship

June 10, 2022

Colin Scheibner, a graduate student of Professor Vincenzo Vitelli, has received a William Rainey Harper Dissertation Fellowship in the PSD for the 2022-2023 academic year.  This award, one of the University of Chicago’s highest honors, is given in recognition of Colin's record of achievement and professional promise.

Young-Kee Kim elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 6, 2022

Young-Kee Kim is one of five UChicago scholars elected to the National Academy of Sciences this year, joining other scientists and researchers chosen in “recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”

Peter Littlewood elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

April 29, 2022

Academy members are world leaders in the arts and sciences, business, philanthropy, and public affairs, based across the United States and around the world. Professor Peter Littlewood was elected to Class I Section 2, Physics.

Margot Young Receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 10, 2022

Undergraduate student Margot Young has recieved an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, a five-year fellowship providing three years of financial support including an annual stipend of $34,000, in addition to a $12000 educational allowance to the institution.

Young-Kee Kim elected as a foreign member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology

March 20, 2022

On February 17, 2022, the Korean Academy of Science and Technology elected Young-Kee Kim as a foreign member. Professor Young-Kee Kim is a global scholar in particle physics, and was recognized for her outstanding work as deputy director of the Fermilab Institute, representing a research group involving more than 700 people from 12 countries. Read the article in Korean here.

Fifth-year Physics Student Savannah Gowen Wins MRSEC Science Slam

March 13, 2022

Award-winning film presentation by Savannah Gowen demonstrates how training materials can be used to induce desired properties.