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Prof. Michael Turner’s May 5 lecture at Adler Planetarium to be simulcast nationally

Prof. Michael Turner will explore some of the biggest mysteries of modern cosmology in a 7:30 p.m. May 5 lecture at the Adler Planetarium. The cosmologist’s Kavli Fulldome Lecture, titled “From the Big Bang to the Multiverse and Beyond,” will be streamed live at 15 other institutions across North America.

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$20.5 million in gifts support expansion of initiatives in computer science

Two gifts totaling $20.5 million will help initiate an ambitious effort to expand research and education in UChicago’s Department of Computer Science and its connections to other areas of the University’s work, with support for faculty, graduate students and undergraduates.

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Joshua Frieman elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Professor part-time in astronomy Joshua Frieman has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He joins a prestigious group of scholars, artists, writers and scientists attempting to solve world issues through collaboration and innovation. Please join us in congratulating him on this achievement.

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Experiment probes nature of space and time-- scientists listen for 'holographic noise' at the universe's smallest scale

For the past year at Fermilab, an instrument called the Holometer has been probing the fundamental nature of space. The experiment uses an array of lasers and mirrors to try and answer the question, “If you look at the infinitesimally small scale, is space smooth and unbroken—the way we experience it in everyday life—or is it pixelated like the image on a TV screen?”

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Sidney Nagel to present ‘Reflections on a Liquid Drop’ during April 20 Ryerson Lecture

Prof. Sidney Nagel will deliver the Nora and Edward Ryerson Lecture at 5 p.m. on April 20 in the Max Palevsky Cinema of Ida Noyes Hall.

The free public lecture, titled “Reflections on a Liquid Drop,” reflects Nagel’s work as a physicist, which has drawn attention to seemingly simple scientific phenomena that are surprisingly subtle. His work often has profound implications for disparate areas of science, including experimental investigations of drops, pattern formation and granular materials.

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