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Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 05.03.2019
He once created a nuclear reactor in his dorm. Now he’s building the impossible for NASA
Editor's note: This is the first 'Meet a UChicagoan,' a regular series focusing on the people who make UChicago a distinct intellectual community.

Physics - Materials Science - 05.03.2019
New reactor-liner alloy material offers strength, resilience
New reactor-liner alloy material offers strength, resilience
Tungsten blend resists fractures, could be valuable for magnetic fusion facilities This material showed outstanding radiation resistance when compared to pure nanocrystalline tungsten materials and other conventional alloys.

Physics - 04.03.2019
How to Catch a Magnetic Monopole in the Act
A research team led by the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has created a nanoscale "playground" on a chip that simulates the formation of exotic magnetic particles called "monopoles." The study - published recently in Science Advances - could unlock the secrets to ever-smaller, more powerful memory devices, microelectronics, and next-generation hard drives that employ the power of magnetic spin to store data.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 28.02.2019
University of Wisconsin-Madison joins Chicago Quantum Exchange
The Chicago Quantum Exchange , a growing hub for the research and development of quantum technology, is adding the University of Wisconsin-Madison as its newest member.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 25.02.2019
Edward ’Rocky’ Kolb to direct Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
The University of Chicago has named Edward W. "Rocky" Kolb as director of its Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics , a leading center dedicated to deepening our understanding of the origin and evolution of the universe and the laws that govern it.

Physics - 22.02.2019
Laser laureate and razor research: News from the College
Laser laureate and razor research: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From a laser focused talk from a Nobel laureate, to razor sharp research into the evolution of crocodile faces, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 21.02.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 20.02.2019
JPL News: In Colliding Galaxies, a Pipsqueak Shines Bright
JPL News: In Colliding Galaxies, a Pipsqueak Shines Bright
In the nearby Whirlpool galaxy and its companion galaxy, M51b, two supermassive black holes heat up and devour surrounding material. These two monsters should be the most luminous X-ray sources in sight, but a new study using observations from  NuSTAR  (Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array)-a Caltech-led mission managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is managed by Caltech for NASA-shows that a much smaller object is competing with the two behemoths.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 15.02.2019
UofG astrophysicists welcome LIGO funding boost
University of Glasgow researchers are celebrating the announcement of tens of millions of dollars in new funding to advance the science of gravitational wave astrophysics. The US-based National Science Foundation announced today (Thursday 14 February) that Caltech and MIT will share in $20.4m (£15.9m) to upgrade the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), an NSF-funded international collaboration which made history in 2015 after making the first direct detection of gravitational waves.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 14.02.2019
UofG astrophysicists welcome LIGO funding boost
University of Glasgow researchers are celebrating the announcement of tens of millions of dollars in new funding to advance the science of gravitational wave astrophysics.

Chemistry - Physics - 14.02.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 14.02.2019
NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of Universe
NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy's planetary systems. SPHEREx, the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer, will carry out a two-year mission funded at $242 million (not including launch costs) with an expected launch in 2023.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 13.02.2019
NASA Selects Caltech-led SPHEREx Space Mission
NASA Selects Caltech-led SPHEREx Space Mission
NASA has selected a new Caltech-led space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common the ingredients for life are in our galaxy's planetary systems.

Physics - 12.02.2019

Earth Sciences - Physics - 08.02.2019
Obituary Notice: Walter Munk, World-Renowned Oceanographer, Revered Scientist
Walter Munk, who gave the Allies a strategic edge in World War II, helped nurture a university into existence, and became a living synonym for oceanography, died February 8 at his home in La Jolla, Calif.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 08.02.2019
Q-FARM initiative to bolster quantum research at Stanford-SLAC
The newly launched Quantum Fundamentals, ARchitecture and Machines initiative will build upon existing strengths in theoretical and experimental quantum science and engineering at Stanford and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 04.02.2019
UCLA leads development of first-of-its-kind telescope for gamma-ray astronomy
UCLA leads development of first-of-its-kind telescope for gamma-ray astronomy
Vladimir Vassiliev has served as principal investigator on project that could help address questions in very-high-energy astrophysics Stuart Wolpert The worldwide Cherenkov Telescope Array project ai

Physics - Business / Economics - 04.02.2019
EPSRC funds CS Centre for Doctoral Training
A new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) will help train tomorrow's experts in Compound Semiconductor technologies.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 04.02.2019
A new EPFL fund rewards nine open science ideas
A new EPFL fund rewards nine open science ideas
The first call for proposal for the EPFL Open Science Fund attracted nearly 50 propositions. Nine projects were selected and will receive support to develop ideas fostering open and reproducible research on campus, and beyond. In September 2018, EPFL President Martin Vetterli announced the creation of the Open Science Fund to support the best ideas from everyone on campus with a total of CHF 3 Mio over the period 2019-2021.

Life Sciences - Physics - 30.01.2019
Science meets art
Science and art are often regarded as distinct - either a person can't be serious about both or an interest in one must relate somehow to work in the other.

Physics - 24.01.2019
Doomsday Clock remains at two minutes to midnight
Citing lack of progress on nuclear risks and climate change dangers as "the new abnormal," the University of Chicago-based Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on Jan.

Physics - Environment - 24.01.2019
MIT continues progress toward practical fusion energy
MIT continues progress toward practical fusion energy
In series of talks, researchers describe major effort to address climate change through carbon-free power.

Physics - 24.01.2019

Physics - 23.01.2019
One year into the mission, autonomous ocean robots set a record in survey of Antarctic ice shelf
One year into the mission, autonomous ocean robots set a record in survey of Antarctic ice shelf
A team of ocean robots deployed in January 2018 have, over the past year, been the first self-guided ocean robots to successfully travel under an ice sheet and return to report long-term observations.

Career - Physics - 22.01.2019
Berkeley Lab Pioneer in Synchrotron Techniques and Tools Receives DOE Secretary's Award
Berkeley Lab Pioneer in Synchrotron Techniques and Tools Receives DOE Secretary’s Award
Zahid Hussain is honored with the Secretary's Distinguished Service Award during a surprise ceremony Zahid Hussain, a longtime scientist at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Labor

Physics - 17.01.2019
Join the #AuroraHunters
Join the #AuroraHunters
ESA > Our Activities > Operations > Space Situational Awareness It's difficult to comprehend the size and sheer power of our Sun, a churning ball of hot gas 4.6 billion years old and 1&pe

Physics - Event - 16.01.2019
Three awards from US Energy Department to fuel UW solar cell research
Three awards from US Energy Department to fuel UW solar cell research
Three teams led by University of Washington researchers have received competitive awards totaling more than $2.3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technolog

Physics - Health - 16.01.2019
Optical tweezers control nano containers
Optical tweezers control nano containers
The renowned Journal "Optics & Photonics News" selected a publication of the Team of Prof. Cornelia Denz into the worldwide list of the 30 best publications in the year 2018.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 16.01.2019
Scientists to Inaugurate Prototype Schwarzchild-Couder Telescope at Whipple Observatory in Preparation for First Light
Expected to see first light in early 2019, a prototype Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope (pSCT) for gamma-ray astronomy will be unveiled in a special inauguration event on January 17, 2019 at the Center

Physics - Chemistry - 14.01.2019
Ers catalog defects that give 2-D materials amazing properties
Ers catalog defects that give 2-D materials amazing properties
Theoretical analysis distinguishes observed "holes" from the huge list of hypothetically possible ones. Amid the frenzy of worldwide research on atomically thin materials like graphene, there is one area that has eluded any systematic analysis - even though this information could be crucial to a host of potential applications, including desalination, DNA sequencing, and devices for quantum communications and computation systems.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 11.01.2019
Pioneering professor wins Eddington Medal
Pioneering professor wins Eddington Medal
A Cardiff University professor who discovered how to measure the expansion of the universe has been honoured by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) .

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 11.01.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 10.01.2019
What Astronomers are Gleaning from a Big Blast Called
What Astronomers are Gleaning from a Big Blast Called "Cow"
On June 16, 2018, a brilliant stellar explosion unlike any seen before went off in the skies, quickly capturing the attention of astronomers around the globe.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 09.01.2019
Black-hole mathematician wins exceptional young scientist award
Imperial's Professor Gustav Holzegel is a Finalist in the second annual Blavatnik Awards in the UK, winning US$30,000.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 07.01.2019
CubeSats joining Hera mission to asteroid system
CubeSats joining Hera mission to asteroid system
ESA > Our Activities > Space Engineering & Technology > Hera When ESA's planned Hera mission journeys to its target binary asteroid system, it will not be alone. The spacecraft will carry two tiny CubeSats for deployment around - and eventual landing on - the Didymos asteroids. Each companion spacecraft will be small enough to fit inside a briefcase, as compared to the desk-sized Hera.

Physics - Life Sciences - 02.01.2019
Pushing the boundaries of the visible
Our cutting-edge technology platforms are key enablers of research at the FMI. One of the biggest of these, with the largest number of users, is the Facility for Advanced Imaging and Microscopy (FAIM). To find out more about the facility, and microscopy in general, we spoke to the joint heads of FAIM - Christel Genoud, who is responsible for Electron Microscopy, and Laurent Gelman, responsible for Light Microscopy.

Physics - Career - 21.12.2018
101 books essential to the city of Chicago
Big Brains Podcast Climate change's human cost with Michael Greenstone How can a city be summed up in books? That's the question that Chicago By the Book , published earlier this year by the University of Chicago Press, tries to answer.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 21.12.2018
Diversity champ, and producing plastic: News from the College
Diversity champ, and producing plastic: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From well-deserved recognition of an Imperial diversity champion, to an investigation into the way we use plastics, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Physics - Administration - 19.12.2018

Physics - Materials Science - 19.12.2018
Magnetic Materials Put More Power into Small Motors
Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Materials Science and Engineering are studying soft magnetic materials to make hard changes to motors.

Physics - 18.12.2018
Why sharing a plate leads to better negotiation outcomes
Big Brains Podcast Climate change's human cost with Michael Greenstone Here's a new negotiating tactic: Enjoy a family-style meal with your counterpart before making your opening bid.