A UChicago paleontologist puts aside dinosaur hunting when he discovers a never-before-seen ancient society.
Developmental biologist Nipam Patel explains the importance of studying organisms and the research happening at the Marine Biological Laboratory.
UChicago cosmologist discusses discovery of gravitational waves and colliding black holes
Kathleen Belew traces the history of white supremacy, from Vietnam through the Oklahoma City bombing
Economist discusses global energy, impact of air pollution on society and why scientists should talk clearly about climate change
In this alumni edition of Big Brains, David Axelrod discusses the midterms, the rise in divisive politics from Obama to Trump and why young people make him optimistic about our future
Physician and author gives advice to teach kids from day one and discusses her transformation to a social scientist.
UChicago neuroscientist describes a high-tech effort to map the brain’s trillions of neurons and understand what makes humans unique.
Prof. David Awschalom discusses how quantum technology could lead to breakthroughs in communication, encryption and medicine, and how he’s helping train the next generation of quantum engineers.