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.
—Physicists at the University of Chicago observe particles acting coherently as they undergo phase transitions. In addition to shedding light on the fundamental rules that govern the universe, understanding such transitions could help design more useful technologies.
—Prof. Emeritus Robert N. Clayton, whose pioneering research on the chemistry of meteorites and lunar rocks helped shape the field of cosmochemistry, died on Dec. 30. He was 87.
—Prof. Emeritus Milton J. Rosenberg studied social psychology, wrote and reviewed books, and hosted a daily interview radio show on WGN.
—Seventeen faculty members received named professorships or were appointed distinguished service professors.
—Scientists with the University of Chicago have laid out a comprehensive theory for how our solar system could have formed in the wind-blown bubbles around a giant, long-dead star.