News: Faculty


Congratulations to Linda Young!

February 2, 2023

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


Margaret Gardel Appointed Lead Editor of PRX Life Journal

December 7, 2022

Margaret Gardel Has Been Appointed Lead Editor of PRX Life Journal

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.

Abigail Vieregg appointed Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics

June 10, 2022

Abigail Vieregg, Associate Professor in the Department of Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, and the EFI, has been appointed the David N. Schramm Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics for a term beginning August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2025. Rocky Kolb will continue as the David N. Schramm Director of KICP through the end of July.

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.

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.

Nine University of Chicago scholars named 2021 AAAS fellows

February 6, 2022

Nine University of Chicago researchers, including the Physics Department's Prof. Edward Blucher, were named 2021 fellows of the AAAS for their distinguished contributions to the sciences.

An Unexpected Twist Lights Up the Secrets of Turbulence

January 10, 2022

Having solved a central mystery about the “twirliness” of tornadoes and other types of vortices, William Irvine has set his sights on turbulence, the white whale of classical physics.


Professor Yau Wah becomes APS Fellow

October 28, 2021

Wah has been selected to be an APS Fellow for leadership in the experimental study of rare neutral kaon decays, in particular, the search for KL to pi0 nu nu-bar, the so-called golden mode of rare kaon decays.

Professors Aash Cleark and Liang Jiang from the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering became APS fellows as well.

UChicago scientist Young-Kee Kim elected to presidency of the American Physical Society

September 17, 2021

Prof. Young-Kee Kim, an eminent experimental physicist at the University of Chicago, has been elected future president of the American Physical Society. She will assume the position in 2024, when she will become the ninth UChicago scientist to do so.

Leading Xenon Researchers unite to build next-generation Dark Matter Detector

July 20, 2021

Grandi in one of the final phases of XENONnT Time Projection Chamber assembly. The next generation detector is expected to feature an active volume from 5 to 10 times larger.