News: Faculty

2020

XENON1T Dark matter detector picks up unexplained new signal

June 17, 2020

The XENON1T detector, tucked into an Italian mountainside to search for signs of a mysterious substance in the universe called dark matter, has picked up a new bump in the data that cannot be explained by current models.
On June 17, Evan Shockley, graduate student in the group of Professor Grandi, presented the results of a new analysis of XENON1T data searching for anomalies in the electron recoil channels.


Professor Sidney Nagel elected to the American Philosophical Society

May 13, 2020

Sidney Nagel

Professor Sidney Nagel is one of three UChicago professors and two UChicago alumni from a variety of disciplines elected to the American Philosophical Society this year. Congratulations to him for this remarkable accomplishment!


Congratulations to Paolo Privitera

April 21, 2020

Paolo Privitera has been selected as a winner of the Faculty Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching and Mentoring.


2019

Congratulations to Young-Kee Kim

August 27, 2019

Professor Kim has been named the 2019 Scientist of the Year jointly by the Korean Scientists and Engineers Association (US) and the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (Korea). Congratulations!


Welcome Clay C√≥rdova

August 8, 2019

Clay Cordova

Assistant Professor Clay Córdova


Another Breakthrough in photon-photon Interactions

July 10, 2019

A new quasi-particle partly made of light


A Major Honor for Professor Vieregg

July 8, 2019

PECASE Award for Professor Vieregg


Prof. Awschalom on Quantum Technology

June 26, 2019

Professor Awschalom on quantum technology


Professor Chin’s Group Explore the Unruh Effect

June 24, 2019

Professor Chin's group performs an experiment to simulate Unruh radiation


Launch of the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering

June 14, 2019

Professor Awschalom discussed the new Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering


Congratulations Luca Grandi

June 14, 2019

Professor Grandi awarded tenure.


Professors Son and Levin Receive Simons Foundation Award

June 14, 2019

Professors Son and Levin receive Simons Foundation grant


Physics Girl Features William Irvine

May 30, 2019

Professor Irvine's work featured by Physics Girl


A New Strategy to Search for Dark Matter

May 29, 2019

Professor Wang discusses his new proposal for Searching for Dark Matter.


Rarest Process Ever Observed

April 26, 2019

Professor Grandi's Xenon 1 Ton collaboration observes the decay of Xe-124.