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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 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 …

UChicago scientists pioneer new method of measuring electricity in cells

“New technology peers inside cells, may inspire new fields of research Electricity is a key ingredient in living bodies. We know that voltage differences are important in biological systems; they drive the beating of the heart and allow neurons to …

UChicago scientists uncover secrets to designing brain-like devices

“Even with decades of unprecedented development in computational power, the human brain still holds many advantages over modern computing technologies. Our brains are extremely efficient for many cognitive tasks and do not separate memory and computing, unlike standard computer chips …

UChicago scientists discover way to make quantum states last 10,000 times longer

“Simple innovation expected to open multiple new avenues for quantum science If we can harness it, quantum technology promises fantastic new possibilities. But first, scientists need to coax quantum systems to stay yoked for longer than a few millionths of …

Liquid crystals create easy-to-read, color-changing sensors

“Chameleons are famous for their color-changing abilities. Depending on their body temperature or mood, their nervous system directs skin tissue that contains nanocrystals to expand or contract, changing how the nanocrystals reflect light and turning the reptile’s skin a …

Scientists discover hidden symmetries, opening new avenues for material design

“UChicago scientists see opportunities for ‘metamaterials’ designed using dualities When you knock on a melon to see if it’s ripe, you are using sound waves to probe the structure of the material inside. Physicists at the University of Chicago …

EPiQC Researchers Simulate 61-Bit Quantum Computer With Data Compression

“When trying to debug quantum hardware and software by using a quantum simulator, every quantum bit (qubit) counts. Every simulated qubit closer to physical machine sizes halves the gap in compute power between the simulation and the physical hardware. However …