The University of Chicago
The University of Chicago

Division of the Physical Sciences

Supporting the Physical Sciences

The division’s alumni and friends provide the resources necessary for the Physical Sciences Division to continue realizing its mission of research and education. Gifts of any size positively affect the division, directly supporting our faculty and students and their work. The division benefits from annual unrestricted gifts as well as from specific contributions directed toward a particular interest.

The Physical Sciences Dean’s Fund provides the dean with the ability to opportunistically support initiatives in the division. Examples include 1) attracting and retaining top faculty and students, 2) renovation and new equipment for cutting-edge science, and 3) support for projects which are high risk but have tremendous scientific potential and which are not easily funded through the standard channels of government or foundation support.

There are several ways to make your gift to the physical sciences including gifts of cash, gifts of securities, and by taking advantage of your employer’s matching gifts program. Another way to support the physical sciences is by becoming a member of the Phoenix Society through gift planning. There are several options to choose from when making a planned gift, all of which will allow our faculty and students to continue making groundbreaking discoveries in the decades to come.

If you have questions about how philanthropy supports the physical sciences at Chicago, or where to direct a specific gift, contact:

Brian Yocum
Director of Development

Or write to:

The Physical Sciences Division
University of Chicago
5747 S. Ellis Avenue
Room GHJ 122
Chicago, IL 60637

Thank you.

ATLAS Detector

Used in High Energy Physics experiments to study proton-proton collisions.

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Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy

Henry Moore’s statue Nuclear Energy, with the Regenstein Library and Max Palevsky residence hall in background.

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Starry Sky

The night sky seems to hold an infinite amount of stars. Astronomy and Astrophysics

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