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  • UChicago Department Alumni Francois Tissot named Packard Fellow

    January 11, 2022

    The Packard Fellowships in Science and Engineering are among the nation’s largest nongovernmental fellowships, designed to allow maximum flexibility in how the funding is used. Since 1988, this program has supported the blue-sky thinking of scientists and engineers whose research over time has led to new discoveries that improve people’s lives and enhance our understanding of the universe. Congrats to Francois Tissot, a UChicago alum. And while we're at it, Mark Levin also recieved the honor as part of UChicago Department of Chemistry.

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  • Congratulations Dr. Anne Davis!

    December 22, 2021

    Anne Davis successfully defended her Ph.D thesis on December 8th titled “The chemical and physical properties of carbon bearing phases in the deep Earth”. Anne’s committee was Andrew Campbell, Fred Ciesla, Andrew Davis, Dion Heinz, and Razvan Caracas.

    What’s next for Dr. Davis? She’ll be moving to Oslo to be a postdoc at the University of Oslo, working with Dr. Razvan Caracas on noble gas partitioning between metal and silicate using initio molecular dynamics methods. Congrats again!

  • Sunny Park is using lasers and 3D models to simulate earthquakes

    December 14, 2021

    At UChicago printed 3D models of the Los Angeles basin are bombarded with megahertz-frequency laser light to generate tiny earthquakes. The results have been surprising. Sedimentary basins have long been believed to be amplifiers of ground motion, but the new data is “in some sense opposite of our conventional understanding,” said Park.

    Get a better feel for seismic ground motions right here.