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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
March 13, 2022
Award-winning film presentation by Savannah Gowen demonstrates how training materials can be used to induce desired properties.
September 9, 2021
The Dr. Pliny A. and Margaret H. Price Prize recognizes research excellence and exceptional promise in areas related to CCAPP initiatives. Two recipients are hosted by CCAPP for a week, during which they give a Price Prize seminar on their research, establish long-term collaborative relationships, and receive a $2,000 honorarium.
Kaeli Hughes' research focuses on the radio detection of astrophysical neutrinos above 10 PeV.
March 13, 2021
The award, inaugurated this year and recognizing curiosity-driven basic research in chemistry and physics, supports the investigators’ research with $2 million over five years to their respective universities. Irvine, who researches fundamental problems in fluid dynamics and condensed matter, is one of two scientists chosen.
December 21, 2020
Michel Fruchart has been named one of four recipients of the 2020-2021 Suzuki Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, which recognizes outstanding postdoctoral researchers. He was nominated by his supervisor, Vincenzo Vitelli, and will be recieve a $10,000 prize.
July 31, 2020
The University of Chicago will present honorary degrees to six distinguished scholars at next year’s Convocation ceremony. Charles L. Kane, a theoretical physicist who received a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Chicago in 1985 and who is known for his work characterizing quantum electronic states of matter, will receive the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science.
May 29, 2020
Graduate student Daine Danielson has been awarded the 2020 Hertz Foundation Fellowship, which supports five years of graduate research as well as lifelong professional support, including mentoring and networking within a connected, influential community of Hertz Scholars. Danielson's research explores the phenomenology of fundamental particles and fields, developing novel applications toward nuclear security and nonproliferation, and deepening our understanding of the natural world.
May 1, 2020
Congrats to our current and incoming graduate students for receiving NSF Graduate Student Fellowships and honorable mentions!
April 21, 2020
Paolo Privitera has been selected as a winner of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring.
November 21, 2019
Recent alumnus Bjorn Scholz has been honored by the American Physical Society.