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This Friday, Dec. 1, the University of Chicago will host a special program to mark the 75th anniversary of the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear reaction, successfully conducted by a group led by Enrico Fermi. You are welcome to attend! UChicago will provide a bus to take people from Fermilab to the university and back. The series of talks and panels includes a closing keynote address by former Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz. Also speaking is author Richard Rhodes, who wrote… More »

The University of Chicago is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the first controlled, self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction, CP-1. On November 30 at 4pm, Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin, co-authors of The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age, will discuss Fermi’s personal life and his scientific contributions and illustrate how he was shaped by history and how he, in turn, shaped history. This event will be at the University of Chicago, in KTPC. For more information… More »

Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2017 Finals of the University of Chicago Innovation Fund. Applicants from across the University of Chicago, Argonne National Lab, Fermilab, and the Marine Biological Laboratory will compete for up to $1.25 million ($250,000 per team) in proof-of-concept funding. Previous Innovation Fund finalists have built exciting technologies across a wide range of industries and causes, and this year’s finalists will be pitching innovations around oncology, vaccines, therapeutics, and medical IT. Please join us… More »

France And Chicago Collaborating in The Sciences (FACCTS) is a program designed to enhance science at the University of Chicago by encouraging closer relations between researchers in the Physical Sciences Division (PSD), The Biological Sciences Division (BSD), and the Institute for Molecular Engineering (IME) and high-level research teams and institutions of higher education in France. The FACCTS program seeks to accomplish this goal by providing seed funding for new and potentially fruitful project-based collaborations. Through a partnership with Argonne National Laboratory and Fermilab,… More »

The deadline for applying for the tuition remission program at The University of Chicago for the spring 2017 quarter is March 7, 2017.  For more information and enrollment forms, visit the website or email Karen Karlix at  

Applications for the Fall 2016 Innovation Fund are closing soon! The University of Chicago Innovation Fund is a $20mm fund that invests in early business development and proof-of-concept work for projects / ventures created by faculty, students, and staff. The Innovation Fund awards grants and invests in promising technologies and start-ups with high potential for societal and commercial impact, helping them to bridge the gap between basic research funding and commercial investment. The Innovation Fund makes investments ranging from $20,000… More »