Featuring Heinrich Jaeger

What is it like to move along the path toward scientific discovery? Where and how do you find new phenomena worth studying? What about eureka moments? Physicist Heinrich Jaeger has worked across a wide range of interdisciplinary projects from nanotechnology to architecture. Join him in a discussion of the scientific process illustrated by examples from his laboratory at the University of Chicago.

Contact harperlectures@uchicago.edu or 773.702.7788.

Event Details

6:00 p.m.  Registration and networking
6:30 p.m.  Presentation and discussion
7:30 p.m.  Reception

$10/recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for UChicago graduates from the current academic year
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association philanthropic societies

Parking Information

Valet only: $28 up to two hours, $38 for 2–4 hours

Featured Faculty


Heinrich Jaeger is the William J. Friedman and Alicia Townsend Professor of Physics. He received his PhD in 1987 from the University of Minnesota and has been on the faculty at UChicago since 1991, directing the Chicago Materials Research Center from 2001 to 2006, and the James Franck Institute from 2007 to 2010. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society.

To learn more about Jaeger’s work, visit the website for his lab and read his articles in Soft Matter, an article on aleatory architectures, and a commentary on his article describing new insights regarding particle clustering during the very early stages of planet formation.