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.
Exotic, gigantic molecules fit inside each other like Russian nesting dolls
University of Chicago scientists have experimentally observed for the first time a phenomenon in ultracold, three-atom molecules predicted by Russian theoretical physicist Vitaly Efimov in 1970.
New survey on Americans' views on law enforcement, violence, and race
A new national survey conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research reveals a disparity among blacks' and whites' perception of violence against civilians by police. Nearly three-quarters of black ...
Study shows how planetary building blocks evolved from porous to hard objects
(Phys.org)—Thinking small has enabled an international team of scientists to gain new insight into the evolution of planetary building blocks in the early solar system.
The sound of intellect: Job seeker's voice reveals intelligence
A résumé highlighting stellar professional credentials and experience could pique the interest of a prospective employer, but it's your voice that may actually help you land the job.
Taming polluters: Ratings have spillover effects, leading to reduced toxic emissions
A new study by the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Assistant Professor Amanda Sharkey and University of Utah Assistant Professor Patricia Bromley found that environmental ratings have spillover effects on other ...
Hidden in plain sight: Amazonian bird chick mimics toxic caterpillar to avoid being eaten
In a study published in the January 2015 issue of The American Naturalist, Gustavo A. Londoño, Duván Garcia, and Manuel Sánchez Martínez report a novel nesting strategy observed in a tropical lowland bird that inhabits ...
Linguists tackle computational analysis of grammar
Children don't have to be told that "cat" and "cats" are variants of the same word—they pick it up just by listening. To a computer, though, they're as different as, well, cats and dogs. Yet it's computers that are assumed ...
New solder for semiconductors allows good electronic performance
A research team led by the University of Chicago's Dmitri Talapin has demonstrated how semiconductors can be soldered and still deliver good electronic performance.
Cesium atoms shaken, not stirred, to create elusive excitation in superfluid
Scientists discovered in 1937 that liquid helium-4, when chilled to extremely low temperatures, became a superfluid that could leak through glass, overflow its containers, or eternally gush like a fountain.
Author provides inside look at ANL's efforts to build a 'super battery'
So secretive were efforts to create the first self-sustained nuclear reaction in 1942 that physicist Enrico Fermi and his Manhattan Project team quietly toiled beneath the stands of Stagg Field and communicated with each ...