"Do we live in a 2-D Hologram?" UChicago’s affiliate, Fermilab, studies holographic noise to probe into the nature of spacetime and the universe.
Mario Kart might as well be the official video game of the UChicago housing system, so it was cool to see a video that makes a sensible argument for the one part of the ‘Kart that everyone hates: the Blue Shell.
Old school telephone booths, with no phones in them, at the University of Chicago.
Promontory Point in the summer, 1940s-1950s. Images from the University of Chicago Photographic Archive: http://photoarchive.lib.uchicago.edu/
Too bad, friends on semesters - at UChicago we still have plenty of summer left. See you at the Point!
UChicago Magazine profiles legendary Nobel laureate Gary Becker, who was called by Milton Friedman “the greatest social scientist who has lived and worked in the last half century.”
Looking south on State at Jackson, 1892, Chicago
Better Know a Major, Part Nine: Fundamentals: Issues and Texts
Fundamentals is for people who want to ask the big questions. Fundamentals structures a curriculum around a central problem, like “what does it mean to love?” or “how can one be truly just?” and investigate through classic texts.
Least Punctuated Class: James Joyce’s Ulysses. This class devotes the entirety of the quarter to reading and analyzing one of the landmark English novels. Themes of return, nationalism, and fatherhood will be discussed, and Joyce’s experiments with English are examined for deeper comprehension.
A Professor… of Romances:Thomas Pavel, Gordon J. Laing Distinguished Service Professor in Romance Languages and Literature. Aside from researching the very basis of human narrative function, and the characteristics of the novel as a genre, Professor Pavel also teaches classes in Fundamentals on Don Quixote and early novels. Speaking from experience, he has fly taste in jackets.
Interested in medicine? One of our tour guides in the admissions office can tell you about all that UChicago supports our pre-med students.
Air raid manual, 1942, Chicago.
No smoking outside during a blackout…it’ll give you away.
CHICAGO—A study released Thursday by the University of Chicago’s Department of Psychology has found that debilitating self-pity is the most effective strategy to win back the love of a former romantic partner.
Here at the University of Chicago, we study the big questions.
The most recent issue of the University of Chicago Magazine has a wonderful article about UChicago students interning at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. UChicago and the MBL became officially affiliated in 2013.
What are Borges, Heidegger and Jane Austen up to now?
We’re loving the new series of illustrations at The Paris Review.
Never have I felt so smart as when linking to the Paris Review.
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