Daniel Holz, associate professor in physics at the University of Chicago, explains the historic discovery of gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime—by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), announced on February 11, 2016. In addition to Holz, the members of UChicago’s LIGO team are Ben Farr, a McCormick Fellow in the Enrico Fermi Institute, and graduate students Hsin-Yu Chen and Zoheyr Doctor.
The UChicago physicists played a significant role in analyzing data from LIGO, helping to characterize the two colliding black holes that produced the signal that the facility detected on September 14, 2015.
From the first campus plan to the most recent contemporary tower, the architecture at the University of Chicago has been conceived by some of the most forward-thinking and well-respected designers in the world. Campus features the work of architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Henry Ives Cobb, Eero Saarinen, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Walter Netsch, Ricardo Legorreta, Rafael Viñoly, César Pelli, Helmut Jahn, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects, and Holabird, Root and Burgee.