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.
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.
March 13, 2022
Award-winning film presentation by Savannah Gowen demonstrates how training materials can be used to induce desired properties.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 1, 2021
Researchers have big ideas for the potential of quantum technology which all depend on a major technological feat: being able to build and control systems of quantum particles, which are among the smallest objects in the universe.
That goal is now a step closer with the publication of a new method by University of Chicago scientists. Published April 28 in Nature, the paper shows how to bring multiple molecules at once into a single quantum state.
April 1, 2021
Scientists planning future particle accelerators and synchrotron light sources strive for tighter, more powerful electron beams. But as beams get narrower, it becomes harder to measure important properties. Now, Ihar Lobach of the University of Chicago and colleagues have demonstrated a new way to measure a beam’s vertical emittance more precisely than existing methods.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
August 23, 2019
The Michelson Center for Physics
August 13, 2019
Professor Parker looks back over the first year of the Parker Solar Probe mission.
August 13, 2019
July 10, 2019
July 10, 2019
A new quasi-particle partly made of light
June 26, 2019
Professor Awschalom on quantum technology
June 24, 2019
Professor Chin's group performs an experiment to simulate Unruh radiation
June 14, 2019
Professor Awschalom discussed the new Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering
May 30, 2019
Professor Irvine's work featured by Physics Girl
May 29, 2019
Professor Wang discusses his new proposal for Searching for Dark Matter.
April 26, 2019
Professor Grandi's Xenon 1 Ton collaboration observes the decay of Xe-124.
April 5, 2019
Professor Chin's group make first observation of mediated interactions with cold atoms
April 2, 2019
Professor Daniel Holz on gravity waves and the universe.
March 23, 2019
Quantum dots improve infrared camera technology
March 23, 2019
Professor Awschalom's group couple sound waves and spins to get quantum states to communicate
March 23, 2019
Professor Jaeger's lab defies gravity with sound waves.
March 21, 2019
PIP-II facility for DUNE
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.
January 2, 2019
Professor Dave Schmitz comments on the upcoming neutrino experiment.