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The University of Chicago (UChicago, U of C, or Chicago) is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1890, the school is located on a 217-acre (88-hectare) campus in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, near Lake Michigan. The University of Chicago holds top positions in various national and international rankings.

UChicago scientists invent ‘quantum flute’ that can make particles of light move together

“A new “quantum flute” experiment by University of Chicago physicists could point the way towards new quantum technology. The holes create different wavelengths, akin to ‘notes’ on a flute, that can be used to encode quantum information. University of Chicago …

A new technique to delete single atoms can speed up molecule design

“UChicago chemists hope breakthrough can help accelerate drug discovery Every time a new cancer drug is announced, it represents hundreds of researchers spending years behind the scenes working to design and test a new molecule. The drug has to be …

Researchers show how to make ‘computer’ out of liquid crystals

“Breakthrough at UChicago could pave the way for applications in robotics, computing using soft materials Researchers with the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering have shown for the first time how to design the basic elements needed for …

UChicago scientists create strange quantum ‘domain walls’ in laboratory

“Controlled for first time, quantum phenomenon could suggest avenues for technology University of Chicago scientists have been able to create a new kind of quantum object at will in the laboratory: “domain walls.” The discovery can help researchers better understand …

Scientists simulate ‘fingerprint’ of noise on quantum computer

“Unique study could point way to new approach, uses for quantum technology For humans, background noise is generally just a minor irritant. But for quantum computers, which are very sensitive, it can be a death knell for computations. And because …

Modifying molecules is complicated—so UChicago chemists found a simpler way

“New carbonyl rearrangement method could help identify new medicines, chemicals Rearranging the parts of a molecule is like rearranging the contents of a tightly packed suitcase: You must go through a number of steps, taking objects in and out to …

UChicago scientists create material that can both move and block heat

“Unusual material could improve the reliability of electronics and other devices Moving heat around where you want it to go—adding it to houses and hairdryers, removing it from car engines and refrigerators—is one of the great challenges of …

Physicists reveal how motion can be generated by frustration

“University of Chicago scientists lay out a theory for the emerging field of non-reciprocal matter When two people want different things, frustration is inevitable. But these non-reciprocal interactions can also occur not just between people, but in the natural world …

For first time, researchers send entangled qubit states through a communication channel

“In a breakthrough for quantum computing, University of Chicago researchers have sent entangled qubit states through a communication cable linking one quantum network node to a second node. The researchers, based in the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME) at …

In step toward autonomous materials, researchers design patterns in self-propelling liquid crystals

“Breakthrough discoveries could pave way for new applications of liquid crystals Materials capable of performing complex functions in response to changes in the environment could form the basis for exciting new technologies. Think of a capsule implanted in your body …