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"Changes of Phase" Combining Physics, Architecture and Dance

“Changes of Phase” by Spirit of Space shows how architect Jeanne Gang with Thodos Dance Studio uses University of Chicago Physicist Sid Nagel’s “jamming” concept to conceptualize and create an experimental work that combines physics, architecture and dance. 

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Congratulations! Risi Kondor won the DARPA Young Faculty Award

Risi Kondor has received the 2016 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award for his proposal, Multiresolution Machine Learning for Molecular Modeling.

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Susan Kidwell Wins Raymond C. Moore Medal!

William Rainey Harper Professor Susan Kidwell has won the Raymond C. Moore Medal for Paleontology from the Society for Sedimentary Geology. The award is given for outstanding contributions in paleontology, especially those that "promote the science of stratigraphy through research in paleontology and evolution, and the use of fossils for interpretations of paleoecology."

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New $10.6 Million Research Center Will Empower Study of Novel Genetic Control Panel

A new research center led by University of Chicago scientists will develop unprecedented technologies to decode the next layer of gene expression control, RNA modifications. The $10.6 million, 5 year award from the National Human Genome Research Institute will establish Chicago’s first Center of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS), one of only seven such centers in the United States.

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Congratulations! Bozhi Tian has won the 2016 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award

Bozhi Tian has won the 2016 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award for his groundbreaking work in materials chemistry. The award is meant to stimulate highly innovative research by early-stage investigators who are working on problems that have the potential for significant impact on biomedical and behavioral research.  

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Congratulations Robert Wald for winning the 2017 Einstein Prize!

Professor Robert Wald will receive the prestigious 2017 Einstein Prize from the American Physical Society for "...outstanding accomplishments in the field of gravitational physics". Congratulations, Bob!

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Professor Wiegmann to Receive Onsager Prize

Congratulations to Professor Paul Wiegmann, a theoretical physicist in the James Franck Institute, the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the Kadanoff Center will receive the 2017 Lars Onsager Prize awarded by the American Physical Society

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Congratulations to Andy Isaacs for the 2016 ICTM Max Beberman Mathematics Educator Award!

Congratulations to Andy Isaacs for the The Max Beberman Mathematics Educator Award!

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UChicago scientists receive honors from Simons Foundation, American Chemical Society

The Simons Foundation and the American Chemical Society have honored a quartet of faculty members in the Physical Sciences Division.

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Collaboration seeks to enhance accelerator technology, lower costs

Scientists from UChicago, Fermilab part of New Center for Bright Beams

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Yu-Sheng Chen was named a fellow of the American Crystallography Association

Yu-Sheng Chen, Senior Research Associate, and Operations Manager was named a fellow in the American Crystallography Association for his work with the Consortium for Advanced Radiation Sources (CARS) at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory. The fellowship serves to recognize a high level of excellence in scientific research, teaching, and professional duties, but also service, leadership, and personal engagement in the ACA and the broader world of crystallography and science.

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Guangbin Dong has received the 2017 Cope Scholar Award

Guangbin Dong has received the 2017 Cope Scholar Award, which recognizes outstanding work in organic chemistry. 

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James W. Cronin, Nobel laureate and pioneering physicist, 1931-2016

Scholar remembered for groundbreaking research on particle physics and cosmic rays.  

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Chemistry faculty members earn professional distinctions

Members of the University of Chicago chemistry faculty have collected a variety of local, national and international distinctions in recent weeks.

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The Particle that Wasn't

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Bump in collider data: a siren song or new particle?

Editor's note: CERN announced on Aug. 5 that the intriguing hint of a possible new particle from 2015 Large Hadron Collider data that caused considerable interest has not reappeared in the much larger 2016 data set and thus appears to be a statistical fluctuation.

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Magnetar Capital Foundation donates $5 million for youth financial education

Partnership with UChicago STEM Education to improve access for high school students

The Magnetar Capital Foundation, parent organization of theMagnetar Youth Investment Academy, will provide UChicago STEM Education with $5 million over four and a half years to further develop and grow the academy’s high school financial education program.

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UChicago leads Simons Foundation collaboration to study the physics of glass

Sidney Nagel leads the Simons Collaboration on Cracking the Glass Problem, a group of 13 scientists from seven European institutions and five other U.S. universities funded by the Simons Foundation through theCollaborations in Mathematics and Physical Sciences program

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