# Research News

## 2022

### 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

Professor Marcela Carena was Named A 2022 DOE Distinguished Scientist

### First demonstration of a new particle beam technology at Fermilab

August 11, 2022

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have announced the first successful demonstration of a new technique that improves particle beams. The team, in collaboration with UChicago, published its findings in a recent edition of Nature.

### Grace Chesmore one of two students awarded DOE Office of Science funds

May 4, 2022

Grace Chesmore, a fifth-year PhD student in the Department of Physics, and Celeste Keith, a fourth-year PhD student in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago, will conduct research at Fermi National Laboratory as part of the Department of Energy's Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) program.

### 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.

### UChicago scientists create strange quantum ‘domain walls’ in laboratory

February 12, 2022

University of Chicago researchers at Chin Lab discovered how to create and manipulate a quantum phenomenon known as a "domain wall" - shown in this image as the lighter line between two groups of atoms. (Image adapted and color added from experiment data.)

### 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.

## 2021

### Kaeli Hughes awarded 2021 Price Prize in Cosmology and Astrophysics

September 9, 2021

### Search of a lifetime’ for supersymmetric particles at CERN

December 8, 2020

A team of researchers at the University of Chicago recently embarked on the search of a lifetime—or rather, a search for the lifetime of long-lived supersymmetric particles, proposed particles that could explain quirks of the universe.

### 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.

## 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!

### The Michelson Center for Physics

August 23, 2019

The Michelson Center for Physics

### Parker Solar Probe: 1 Year Later

August 13, 2019

Professor Parker looks back over the first year of the Parker Solar Probe mission.

August 13, 2019

July 10, 2019

### Another Breakthrough in photon-photon Interactions

July 10, 2019

A new quasi-particle partly made of light

### 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

### 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.

### Mediated Interactions in Cold Atom Physics

April 5, 2019

Professor Chin's group make first observation of mediated interactions with cold atoms

### Gravitational Waves and the Expansion of the Universe

April 2, 2019

Professor Daniel Holz on gravity waves and the universe.

### A Breakthrough with Infrared Camera Technology

March 23, 2019

Quantum dots improve infrared camera technology

### Connecting Quantum States with Sound

March 23, 2019

Professor Awschalom's group couple sound waves and spins to get quantum states to communicate

### Acoustic Levitation

March 23, 2019

Professor Jaeger's lab defies gravity with sound waves.

### Fermilab Breaks Ground on PIP-II

March 21, 2019

PIP-II facility for DUNE

### Quantum Correlations in Bose Condensates

February 22, 2019

This research, led by graduate student Lei Feng, showed a new correlation pattern in the k space that emerge from quantum fluctuations in a uniform Bose condensate. They amplified the fluctuations parametrically which gave rise to cascaded scatterings that ejected atoms in all directions. Using pattern recognition, they observed the hidden correlation.

### The Search for a Fourth Neutrino

January 2, 2019

Professor Dave Schmitz comments on the upcoming neutrino experiment.