With a commitment to free and open inquiry, our scholars take an interdisciplinary approach to research that spans arts to engineering, medicine to education. Their work transforms the way we understand the world, advancing fields of study, and often creating new ones. Generating new knowledge for the benefit of present and future generations, UChicago research has had an impact around the globe, leading to such breakthroughs as discovering the link between cancer and genetics, establishing revolutionary theories of economics, and developing tools to produce reliably excellent urban schooling.
—The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy has created the Center on Policy Entrepreneurship, a unique initiative focusing on the politics of the policymaking process.
—Scientists heard their first pops last week in an experiment that searches for signs of dark matter in the form of tiny bubbles.
—Recipients of the University of Chicago’s 2013 Arts | Science Graduate Collaboration Grants will present the fruits of their projects from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in the penthouse of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. The event is free and open to the public and a reception will follow.
—Four scholars and one distinguished trustee from the University of Chicago have been elected to the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
—UChicago mathematician Gregory Lawler has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences for his excellence in original scientific research.