UChicago researchers and scholars transform the way we see the world. The Office of Research and National Laboratories provides comprehensive support, guidance and resources to help our researchers advance their work, including connections to world-leading researchers and facilities at Argonne National Laboratory, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, the Marine Biological Laboratory and the Giant Magellan Telescope project.
Resources for Researchers
An experiment at Fermilab has made a significant advance in the detection of neutrinos that hide themselves at lower energies. The ArgoNeuT experiment recently demonstrated for the first time that a particular class of particle detector — those that use liquid argon — can identify signals in an energy range that particle physicists call the “MeV range.”
Researchers at Argonne, UChicago and Northwestern have moved quantum optic networks a step closer to reality. The ability to precisely control the interactions of light and matter at the nanoscale could help such a network transmit larger amounts of data more quickly and securely than an electrical network.
In 2018, we saw the launch of a named probe into the sun, the growth of a quantum technology hub, the critical first particle tracks in a new detector, discovered genes that may aid spinal cord healing, uncovered ways to boost achievement in math performance, produced a battery that runs on air, developed a technique to create atomically-thin fabrics, and more.
We manage one of the world’s most preeminent research networks. From historic experiments in nuclear energy, developmental biology, and particle physics to today’s challenges of renewable power, dark matter, and microbial ecology, these institutions have long been at the vanguard of discovery.
Research safety is essential to the responsible conduct of scientific inquiry. Contact the Office of Research Safety for more resources on campus-wise research laboratory safety, user training and information.
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