Important updates on research continuity during the COVID-19 outbreak

Instructions for principal investigators who lead on-campus research teams and laboratories and for directors of on-campus research facilities.

New Graduate Research Cooperative Launched

Program embeds graduate students at Argonne, allows Argonne scientists to be primary research advisors for UChicago PhD students.

UChicago to collaborate with leading French research center

UChicago, CNRS launch a collaboration to grow opportunities across a range of scientific fields.

UChicago jumpstarts collaborations with national labs in AI, quantum

UChicago is seeding promising projects with Argonne and Fermilab in the emerging fields of AI and quantum science

Chicago Quantum Exchange partners with leading companies

Boeing, Applied Materials and others join new corporate partnership program to advance research and education

Creating Capacity

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.


UChicago scientists turn IBM computer into a quantum material

UChicago scientists turn IBM computer into a quantum material

In a groundbreaking study, a group of University of Chicago scientists announced they were able to turn IBM’s largest quantum computer into a quantum material itself. They programmed the computer such that it turned into a type of quantum material called an exciton...


Origins of Life Speaker Series: Tim Lyons




November 19, 2020
University of Chicago
The diversity of life on Earth is profound, but evidence implies it may have arisen from non-living matter only once in our deep history. What conditions and circumstances led it to begin on Earth? From what properties and pathways of chemistry can life arise naturally? And do other planets have these same chemicals and conditions, serving host to life throughout the universe? The Origins of Life speaker series, hosted by the University of Chicago Physical Sciences Division, explores these ideas with lectures by leading thinkers in their fields.

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Neutrino Music, A Composer’s Journey



December 8, 2020
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
The Fermilab Arts and Lecture Series serves as an open door between Fermilab and our neighboring communities by offering a diverse array of performing arts performances and lectures that celebrate the artistic and intellectual vision of the lab.

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Should We Be Perturbed About Deep Learning?




December 9, 2020
Argonne National Laboratory
Many commentators are asking whether current artificial intelligence solutions are sufficiently robust, resilient, and trustworthy; and how such issues should be quantified and addressed. Desmond Higham of the University of Edinburgh will give an online seminar on the topic.

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National Laboratories

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Laboratory Safety

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.

UChicago CASE

Learn more about the University of Chicago’s Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering.