University of Chicago

Call for proposals for new University of Chicago-Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory undergraduate internship program The University of Chicago has established an educational program for undergrad research experience through the new College Innovation Fund. The College Innovation Fund Undergraduate Internship Program (CIFUIP) experience will bring selected students from the University of Chicago to a Department of Energy national laboratory to conduct research over two (2) consecutive summers. Interns will benefit from working with and learning from pre-eminent leaders in their fields. The students…

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…

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…