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Knowledge Applied

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 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...

Mar 12, 2018

It’s no surprise that a little nature can go a long way in making people feel better. But the research of environmental psychologist Marc Berman, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago, shows that adding trees to a city can have a significant impact on a person’s health...

Mar 5, 2018

Matt Epperson, associate professor in the School of Social Service Administration, has seen the failures of mass incarceration first hand. For more than two decades, Epperson worked with incarcerated individuals as a social worker, including six years in a county jail in Michigan.

On this episode of Knowledge Applied,...

Feb 22, 2018

A new podcast from the University of Chicago taking listeners inside the research reshaping everyday life. Coming this March.