The University of Chicago or U Chicago held its first classes in 1892. Its founder was John D. Rockefeller, an American industrialist. Since its inception U Chicago faculty have received 81 Nobel Prizes and currently have 7 Nobel Laureate professors on board. Today U Chicago has approximately 15,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students. The Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Chicago Medical Center are known for their research, patient care and teaching facilities. Their achievements in biology, physics, computer science and technology have been realized due to their ability to attract substantial grants and their reputation for first class research.
Siberian hamsters show what helps make seasonal clocks tick
Many animals, including humans, have internal clocks and calendars to help them regulate behavior, physiological functions and biological processes. Although scientists have extensively studied the timekeeping mechanisms ...
Far from powerless: Ant larvae cannibalize eggs, are influenced by relatedness and sex
To the casual observer, the colonies of social insects like bees and ants appear to be harmonious societies where individuals work together for the common good. But appearances can be deceiving.
World's oldest weather report could revise Bronze Age chronology
(Phys.org) —An inscription on a 3,500-year-old stone block from Egypt may be one of the world's oldest weather reports—and could provide new evidence about the chronology of events in the ancient Middle East.
Mysterious 150-year-old writing in rare copy of Homer's 'Odyssey' identified
(Phys.org) —An Italian computer engineer has solved a 150-year-old literary mystery found in a rare edition of Homer's Odyssey at the University of Chicago Library.
Uranium-extracting technology for seawater earns research award for grad student
Scientists have long known that seawater contains small concentrations of valuable metals, but a technologically feasible extraction method has remained elusive. The University of Chicago's Carter Abney, a graduate student ...
Modeling the ripples of health care information
Evaluating a new health care intervention can be a messy and costly process.
Shark teeth analysis provides detailed new look at Arctic climate change
A new study shows that some shark species may be able to cope with the decreasing salinity of Arctic waters that may come with rising temperatures.
Potential solution to meteorite mystery: Chondrules may have formed from high-pressure collisions in early solar system
(Phys.org) —A normally staid University of Chicago scientist has stunned many of his colleagues with his radical solution to a 135-year-old mystery in cosmochemistry. "I'm a fairly sober guy. People didn't know what to ...
A close-up with a comet
Even as Tom Economou approached retirement age in 1994, he began planning an instrument for the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission to a comet. He still remembers the reaction of Riccardo Levi-Setti, then director of ...
The unexpected benefits of adjustable rate mortgages
Using loan level data matched to consumer credit records, researchers have been able to determine that a reduction in mortgage payments of as little as $150 a month spurred a reduction in mortgage defaults and an increase ...