The Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society explores new possibilities for humanistic research collaborations at the University of Chicago. In its first six years the Neubauer Collegium has funded 87 interdisciplinary research projects, many of which bring research partners from institutions in the United States and abroad to address topics of global concern. More than 150 University of Chicago faculty from all Humanities and Social Sciences departments, all divisions and professional schools, have contributed to these efforts.
The South Pole Telescope is a 10 meter diameter telescope operating at the NSF South Pole research station. The telescope is designed for conducting large-area millimeter and sub-millimeter wave surveys of faint, low contrast emission, as required to map primary and secondary anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background. The SPT is a collaboration between the U of Chicago, UC Berkley, Case Western Reserve University, U of Illinois, and Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory, and is primarily funded through NSF OPP.