News: 2022

May

5 JFI Students Announced Recipients of NSF GFRP

May 10, 2022


Andrei Tokmakoff Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 3, 2022


April

Laura Gagliardi Elected to German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

April 29, 2022


March

PSD Spotlight: Brenda Thomas

March 24, 2022


5th Year Physics Student Wins Two Science Communication Awards

March 21, 2022


Norbert Scherer Announced As Optica‚Äôs C.E.K. Mees Medal

March 4, 2022

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January

Cheng Chin receives Marian and Stuart Rice Research Award

January 11, 2022

Cheng Chin

Promoting new research directions in the physical and mathematical sciences.

Professor Cheng Chin has received the ’21–’22 Marian and Stuart Rice Research Award, a Divisional honor that provides $100,000 for intellectually exciting and innovative research ventures that enable new research directions.

Chin joined the University of Chicago in 2005 and has been a full professor in the Department of Physics, the Enrico Fermi Institute, and the James Franck Institute since 2012. He is a pioneer in using ultracold atoms to study the quantum phenomena that underlie the behavior of other particles in the universe.

“I am very excited about this generous support from the PSD, and especially from Stuart Rice,” he said. “The fund will enable a brand new research line into molecular quantum matter, on which my students and I are very excited to begin.”

The Marian and Stuart Rice Research Award was established by the family of Stuart Alan Rice, the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Chemistry and former chairman of the Department of Chemistry and dean of the Physical Sciences (1981-1995). It is awarded annually to promote new directions of research in the physical and mathematical sciences at the University of Chicago.