From UChicago News: Do you have a great photo of your research affiliated with UChicago? Today is the deadline to submit original images for the second year of the Science as Art contest hosted by the University’s Communications department.
From University of Chicago News, Feb. 27, 2023: The University of Chicago communications office is running its second annual Science as Art contest. All members of the UChicago community are invited to submit images from their scientific research for the “Science as Art” contest. The winner will receive $300 and a framed print of the winning image. A “fan favorite,” judged by the public on UChicago’s Instagram and Twitter, will also receive $150.
From UChicago News, Feb. 26, 2021: The University of Chicago’s Board of Trustees has named Paul Alivisatos as the university’s 14th president. An accomplished leader in higher education and a world-renowned scientist, Alivisatos is currently executive vice chancellor and provost at the University of California, Berkeley. He is also a professor and the former director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
From The University of Chicago Physical Sciences, Feb. 8, 2021: Fermilab scientist Richard Kron is retiring from the University of Chicago. He co-founded the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which created the most detailed 3-D maps of the universe and recorded the spectra for more than 3 million astronomical objects. His approach influenced the Dark Energy Survey, which created one of the most accurate dark matter maps of the universe and which Kron will continue to direct.
From the University of Chicago, Jan. 19, 2021: The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation recently launched the Compass – a first-of-its-kind deep tech accelerator program for early-stage startups and technologies. The Polsky Center will select the most promising startups and technologies out of the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and provide robust resources to help those companies get launched and be investor-ready in six months.
From the Chicago Quantum Exchange, Oct. 29, 2020: Quantum technology experts from around the country will convene virtually from Nov. 11-13 to forge new partnerships amid an exciting year for quantum research. The third annual Chicago Quantum Summit will feature Anna Grassellino, director of the Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems Center at Fermilab.
From University of Chicago, Sept. 24, 2020: In his new role, de Pablo — currently the Vice President for National Laboratories — will help drive and support the university’s science, technology and innovation efforts, along with their connection to policy and industry. He will also help shape emerging strategic scientific and technological initiatives and provide oversight of entrepreneurship and innovation activities at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.