University of Chicago users of ChemDraw Prime may now download the most recent version of the software for use. The process requires use of an @uchicago.edu email address and an in-software activation using a code provided to registered users. Instructions for download and activation are available on the Chemistry LibGuide as a PDF file . Users encountering any difficulties in downloading or activating the software may contact Andrea Twiss-Brooks, email@example.com or 773-702-8777 for assistance.
Rendering of Parker Solar Probe. Credits: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
NASA has named its latest mission, the Parker Solar Probe, after UChicago physicist Eugene Parker, the S. Chandrasekhar Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus in Physics.
According to the NASA website, the probe is “about the size of a small car and will travel directly into the Sun’s atmosphere about 4 million miles from the star’s surface. The primary science goals for the mission are to trace how energy and heat move through the solar corona and to explore what accelerates the solar wind as well as solar energetic particles. The mission will revolutionize our understanding of the Sun, where changing conditions can spread out into the solar system, affecting Earth and other worlds.”
Read one of Parker’s books or articles to learn more about his work. Learn more about Parker and listen to him discuss his research on solar wind on the UChicago News site.
And on a related note, a large addition to the papers of Nobel laureate Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar are now available for research in the Special Collections Research Center.
A digitized page from Fermi’s Notebook D14,”Numerical Calculations,” from November 12, 1943, to May 27, 1944. (Fermi, Enrico. Collection, [Box 42, Folder 3], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.)
In addition to the activities that have taken place on campus to observe the 75th anniversary of first nuclear reaction
, the Library holds many complementary resources. Visit the Enrico Fermi and the Nuclear Chain Reaction
library guide for more information, including links to digitized materials.
Read more about Enrico Fermi and the first nuclear chain reaction:
Enrico Fermi, Physicist (1970) by Emilio Segrè.
The Pope of Physics : Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age (2016) by Gino Segrè and Bettina Hoerlin
In this 30-minute webinar, NCBI staff will discuss author disambiguation and the advantages of using an ORCID ID–a free, unique identifier that will remain constant, even if your name changes. Also learn how to find your citations in PubMed, create a bibliography, and share your publication list with others.
Date & time: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 11:00 PM – 11:30 PM CDT
After the live presentation, the webinar will be uploaded to the NCBI YouTube channel. Learn about future NCBI webinars on the Webinars and Courses page.
To celebrate the conclusion of the Cassini spacecraft’s mission to Saturn, IOP Publishing is making its ebook on the topic, The Ringed Planet: Cassini’s Voyage of Discovery at Saturn, free now through Oct. 15, 2017.
Download your free copy here!
Saturn and its rings; image taken by Cassini. Image Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI.