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Apr 19, 2018

Listen to the first episode of "Big Brains," the latest show in the UChicago Podcast Network. Featuring conversations with some of the most transformative thinkers at the University of Chicago, episode one features evolutionary biologist Neil Shubin.

Subscribe to "Big Brains" on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Google...


Apr 9, 2018

Bonus episode: Listen to the trailer for "Big Brains," the newest UChicago podcast. Some of the biggest discoveries and insights changing our world for the better have happened at the University of Chicago. Meet the pioneering thinkers behind those big ideas on "Big Brains." Their stories will change how you see the...


Apr 2, 2018

Luis Bettencourt is a theoretical physicist by training, but rather than study black holes or string theory, he uses data to better understand cities in new and predictive ways. 

Bettencourt has spent his career studying complex systems—first as a researcher at the prestigious Santa Fe Institute and now as...


Mar 26, 2018

Imagine a health monitor for the city, but instead of measuring heart rate or daily steps, this device measures everything from air quality to vehicle traffic.

The idea may sound like science fiction, but it’s becoming a reality for cities like Chicago through the Array of Things project, a collaborative effort...


Mar 19, 2018

Dr. Stacy Lindau, professor at Pritzker School of Medicine in the Departments of OB/GYN and Medicine-Geriatrics, leads a program to help combat hunger called “Feed First.” With six food pantries located throughout Comer Children’s Hospital, they are serving a profound solution in the fight against a condition...