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.



Virtual Mini-Conference: What Makes a Planet Uninhabitable



May 26, 2020
University of Chicago
We've all heard the fascinating question: "What Makes a Planet Habitable?" In this mini-conference, hosted by UChicago, we're investigating the equally puzzling mirror question: "What Makes a Planet Uninhabitable?" We'll be exploring four topics: The Habitability Spectrum (degrees of habitability), Interior-Atmosphere Exchange, M-Star Atmosphere Loss, and Anti-Biosignatures.

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Colloquium: WFIRST: Dark Energy and Exoplanets




May 27, 2020
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
The top recommendation for a large space mission in the US 2010 Decadal Survey was the Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope (WFIRST), which is now on schedule for launch in 2025. Similarities in hardware requirements between proposed dark energy cosmology, exoplanet microlensing, and near infrared surveyor missions allowed for a single mission that would accomplish all three goals.
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Lift & Learn: A Scientific Machine Learning Framework for Learning Low-Dimensional Models for Nonlinear PDEs



June 3, 2020
Argonne National Laboratory
Lift & Learn is a new scientific machine learning framework that incorporates physical knowledge to learn accurate, inexpensive reduced models for complex nonlinear systems.

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