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Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 14.05.2019

Physics - Career - 13.05.2019
University grants long-delayed doctoral degree to Cheryl Sundari Dembe
Innovative chemistry research from 1970s receives recognition after disruption due to gender discrimination Forty-eight years after leaving the University of Chicago, Cheryl Dembe will walk at Convocation ceremonies in June after earning her doctorate in Chemistry.

Physics - Materials Science - 13.05.2019
Northwestern University joins Chicago Quantum Exchange
The Chicago Quantum Exchange , a growing intellectual hub for the research and development of quantum technology, has added Northwestern University as its newest member.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 13.05.2019
In Granada, the European particle physics community prepares decisions for the future of the field
Geneva and Granada. The European particle physics community is meeting this week in Granada, Spain, to discuss the roadmap for the future of the discipline.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 10.05.2019
How an episode of ’Chopped’ led to a fix for future particle accelerators
Bob Zwaska, a scientist at the UChicago-affiliated Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory , was watching a contestant on the cooking show Chopped spin sugar for their dessert when he realized the same principle might be applicable to accelerator targets. The technique he spun out of the idea could hugely boost the power at which future particle accelerators could operate-helping us unlock the secrets of how our universe is built.

Physics - Life Sciences - 03.05.2019
What it’s like to be a theoretical physicist
In the first of a series on what the lives of Stanford researchers actually look like, theoretical physicist Shamit Kachru and three of his graduate students talk about the social fabric behind their

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 02.05.2019
Hera's APEX CubeSat will reveal the stuff that asteroids are made of
Hera’s APEX CubeSat will reveal the stuff that asteroids are made of
2 May 2019 From Earth asteroids appear as little more than dots in the sky. Europe's miniature APEX spacecraft will operate as a mineral prospector in deep space, surveying the make-up of its target asteroids down to individual boulders, helping prepare the way for future mining missions.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 01.05.2019
The 'Little' Computer Cluster That Could
The ’Little’ Computer Cluster That Could
PDSF, which switched off in April, had a storied history in serving high-energy physics and nuclear physics experiments Decades before "big data" and "the cloud" were a part of our everyday lives and

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 30.04.2019
Four Berkeley Lab Scientists Elected as National Academy of Sciences Members
New NAS members (from left to right) Roger Falcone, Pamela Ronald, Uros Seljack, and Omar Yaghi.

Environment - Physics - 26.04.2019
Researchers venture to the Chernobyl Red Forest
Researchers venture to the Chernobyl Red Forest
A multidisciplinary group of researchers from the University of Bristol, as part of the National Centre for Nuclear Robotics, recently travelled to Chernobyl exclusion zone, 33 years after the nuclear accident at the power plant in Ukraine.

Physics - Chemistry - 26.04.2019
Chicago pollution inspired scholar’s career as chemist and environmental activist
When R. Stephen Berry joined the University of Chicago faculty in 1964, he was not prepared for the city's pollution.

Physics - Electroengineering - 26.04.2019
Exploring New Ways to Control Thermal Radiation
Planck's Law, which describes electromagnetic radiation from heated bodies, forms the basis of quantum theory. However, with the advent of microand nanotechnology, it is easy to fabricate materials where Planck's Law will not hold. In a study published , researchers at Berkeley Lab set out to explore how deviations from Planck's Law could impact energy-related technologies based on nanoand micro-structured geometries.

Chemistry - Physics - 25.04.2019
Solar cells (like people!) work better with caffeine
Solar cells (like people!) work better with caffeine
In UCLA-led study, perovskite-based devices benefit from the strong bond between lead and the same chemical found in coffee and tea Meghan Steele Horan Scientists at the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA have found that caffeine improves the stability of materials under heat - a property known as thermal stability — of perovskite solar cells, which could someday replace traditional silicon-based solar cells.

Physics - 19.04.2019
EPFL to host the International Physicists' Tournament 2019
EPFL to host the International Physicists' Tournament 2019
Physics enthusiasts will descend on Switzerland for this year's tournament, as the School defends the gold medal it won in 2018 - this time on its home turf.

Physics - Business / Economics - 17.04.2019

Physics - Electroengineering - 15.04.2019
Richard Pantell, expert in fields ranging from lasers to the environment, dies at 91
Richard Pantell, expert in fields ranging from lasers to the environment, dies at 91
Electrical engineering professor wrote textbooks, taught tennis in East Palo Alto, helped homeless. Richard H. Pantell, professor emeritus of electrical engineering at Stanford University, died March 26, 2019, at his home in San Mateo, California.

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 12.04.2019
Largest, fastest array of microscopic ’traffic cops’ for optical communications
The photonic switch is built with more than 50,000 microscopic "light switches" etched into a silicon wafer.

Physics - 11.04.2019

Environment - Physics - 10.04.2019
Falling levels of air pollution drove decline in California’s tule fog
Cranes glide through the tule fog at the Merced National Wildlife Refuge.

Physics - Earth Sciences - 03.04.2019
Geologist weaves science into her art at the loom
Editor's note: This story is part of 'Meet a UChicagoan,' a regular series focusing on the people who make UChicago a distinct intellectual community.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 03.04.2019
LIGO resumes gravitational wave search after upgrades
LIGO resumes gravitational wave search after upgrades
With some Stanford-led upgrades, the gravitational wave detector LIGO is back online after a year of work. It's now more sensitive than ever to spacetime ripples and will be joined by other detectors around the world. After more than a year-long hiatus, the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) is back online and more sensitive than ever to the tiny ripples in spacetime generated when black holes and dead stars collide.

Physics - Mathematics - 03.04.2019
ERC Grants for Research at UZH
ERC Grants for Research at UZH
Three researchers at the University of Zurich have received an ERC Advanced Grant. A physicist, a mathematician and a theologian will each receive up to 2.5 million euros from the European Research Council to continue their research.

Chemistry - Physics - 03.04.2019
ETH researchers with new ERC Grants
In its latest awarding process for the ERC Advanced Grants, the European Research Council (ERC) has selected five projects being conducted by ETH Zurich researchers.

Physics - Health - 01.04.2019
Three EPFL professors awarded ERC Advanced Grants
Three EPFL professors awarded ERC Advanced Grants
Professors Pierre Gönczy and Douglas Hanahan (School of Life Sciences), and Professor Tobias J. Kippenberg (School of Basic Sciences/School of Engineering) have been awarded ERC Advanced Grants.

Environment - Physics - 29.03.2019
School pupils go head to head to solve global challenges
School pupils go head to head to solve global challenges
Electricity from footsteps, nanorobots for wastewater treatment and zinc-air batteries were some ideas from this year's Schools Science Competition.

Physics - Career - 29.03.2019
"No guarantee, but a good step on the way to a professorship"
Leading a team of their own helps young researchers to become independent at an early stage.

Physics - Computer Science / Telecom - 21.03.2019
UW, Microsoft, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory establish new Northwest Quantum Nexus for a quantum revolution in science, technology
UW, Microsoft, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory establish new Northwest Quantum Nexus for a quantum revolution in science, technology
The University of Washington, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Microsoft Quantum announced this week that they have joined forces in a new coalition to bring about a revolution in quantum research and technology.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 19.03.2019
Tackling the risks from outer space
Space is a risky place. Our planet faces a number of potential threats from asteroids and comets to the impact of space weather on vital technologies.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 17.03.2019

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 15.03.2019
Fermilab, partners break ground on particle accelerator to study ghostly particles, new forces
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory  Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory officially broke ground March 15 on a major new particle accelerator project that will power cutting-edge physics experiments for many decades to come.

Physics - Materials Science - 15.03.2019
Four disciplines united under a single roof
Four disciplines united under a single roof
In the new research building Centre for Soft Nanoscience (SoN) researchers investigate how nanomaterials with complex properties and functions are produced in nature in order to follow this proven design strategy.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 14.03.2019
Astrophysicists Once Again Seek Public’s Help to Unmask Muons Disguised as Gamma Rays
Muon Hunters 2: Return of the Ring, launches new Zooniverse citizen science project on March 14th, 2019. After achieving highly successful results with their citizen science project, Muon Hunters , in 2017, scientists from the VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) gamma-ray observatory-a part of the Center for Astrophysics Harvard & Smithsonian at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in Amado, Arizona-collaboration are once again asking the public for help in identifying hundreds of thousands of ring patterns produced in the cameras at VERITAS.

Life Sciences - Physics - 14.03.2019
Thomas Nagylaki, geneticist and ’quintessential’ UChicagoan, 1944-2019
A trained physicist, Prof. Emeritus Thomas Nagylaki shifted his focus to medical genetics shortly before joining the University of Chicago in 1975 but always remained interested in mathematics.

Linguistics / Literature - Physics - 13.03.2019

Physics - 12.03.2019
Engineers Look Beyond 5G
The worldwide race to deploy 5G wireless networks is still in its early stages, but Professor Jeyanandh Paramesh and his students in Carnegie Mellon University's Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) are looking.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 09.03.2019
Space radiation detector can help to spot fake masterpieces
Space radiation detector can help to spot fake masterpieces
Technology originally developed for CERN's Large Hadron Collider and then flown in space by ESA is now being used to analyse historic artworks, helping to detect forgeries.