Located in the Midwest’s greatest city, the University of Chicago has the academic muscles to rival any research institution in North America. For a long time it’s been considered one of the most progressive universities in the world—especially in science.
Where Big Things Happen
The University of Chicago is where the first self-sustained man-made nuclear reaction was carried in 1942 as part of the Manhattan Project. The University is also where the charge of an electron was calculated (1909), and where radiocarbon dating technology was first developed (1949). Scientific breakthroughs at the University of Chicago have been happening for decades. Meteorologist Tetsuya “Ted” Fujita developed the F-scale, the international standard for measuring tornado severity at the University. Willard Libby may not be a household name to you, but he was a modern-day Indiana Jones. It was Libby who developed Carbon-14 dating and revolutionized archaeology.
And the University of Chicago is still making scientific headlines today, like these recent developments:
Hot Research, Cool Campus
In addition to its reputation as a place where big ideas come to life, the Univ. of Chicago is known as a fantastic college campus, right in the middle of one of America’s great cities.
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