Research News


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.


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.

New Collaborations with National Laboratories

August 13, 2019

Chicago Quantum Exchange Forges New Partnerships

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.