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Tunable antenna could end dropped cell phone calls

Tunable antenna could end dropped cell phone calls

October 16, 2013

A Cornell collaboration has resulted in the world's best tunable dielectric material, which could greatly improve wireless communications technology. read more

Bending world's thinnest glass shows atoms' dance

Bending world's thinnest glass shows atoms' dance

October 10, 2013

For the first time, researchers have directly imaged deformations in silica glass and the resulting “dance” of rearranging atoms. read more

Lindau Group paper featured in Nature Chemical Biology

Lindau Group paper featured in Nature Chemical Biology

October 8, 2013

Conformational SNARE—our paper published in in PNAS in August has been featured in the October issue. read more

Fennie, Nirenberg named MacArthur Fellows

Fennie, Nirenberg named MacArthur Fellows

September 25, 2013

Craig Fennie, assistant professor of applied and engineering physics, and Sheila Nirenberg, associate professor of physiology and biophysics at Weill Cornell Medical College, have been named 2013... read more

Fuchs wins NSF CAREER award

Fuchs wins NSF CAREER award

September 19, 2013

Greg Fuchs has been awarded an NSF CAREER award to study the quantum properties of single defects in ZnO and their potential application to quantum information processing. read more

Shattering records: Thinnest glass in Guinness book

Shattering records: Thinnest glass in Guinness book

September 12, 2013

At just a molecule thick, it's a new Guinness record: The world's thinnest sheet of glass, identified in a Cornell research lab. read more

US News Ranks Cornell Engineering Physics

US News Ranks Cornell Engineering Physics

September 10, 2013

Within engineering, Cornell was ranked second in the specialty area of Engineering Science/Engineering Physics, down from first last year. read more

$1.5M NSF grant helps nanoparticle manufacturing

$1.5M NSF grant helps nanoparticle manufacturing

September 9, 2013

A $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant will support scalable nanomanufacturing and device integration. read more

Imperfect graphene renders 'electrical highways'

Imperfect graphene renders 'electrical highways'

July 11, 2013

Researchers have moved a step closer to making graphene a useful, controllable material: They have shown that when grown in stacked layers, graphene produces defects that influence its conductivity. read more

AEP Faculty Granted Endowed Chairs

AEP Faculty Granted Endowed Chairs

June 19, 2013

At its most recent meeting, the Cornell University Board of Trustees elected the following to endowed chairs, all with the rank of professor with indefinite tenure read more

'Living vicariously' has marked Gruner's time at CHESS

'Living vicariously' has marked Gruner's time at CHESS

June 12, 2013

On July 1, Sol Gruner will step down as director of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, to be succeeded by Joel Brock, professor of applied and engineering physics. read more

Alan Alda: Science shouldn't be like a blind date for the public

Alan Alda: Science shouldn't be like a blind date for the public

May 23, 2013

Speaking to a sold-out Schwartz Auditorium May 22, Alan Alda brought his experience as an actor to initiate a dialogue on communication's vital role in science. read more

Alan Alda tells scientists to cut the jargon, tell a story

Alan Alda tells scientists to cut the jargon, tell a story

May 23, 2013

Visiting campus May 21-24 to host workshops with Stony Brook University's Center for Communicating Science, Alda implored faculty members to skip the jargon and instead tell stories and make... read more

Bob Moog (AEP PhD '65) - Inventor's Hall of Fame

Bob Moog (AEP PhD '65) - Inventor's Hall of Fame

May 2, 2013

Synthesizer giant Bob Moog to be inducted into Inventors Hall of Fame. read more

Professor Pollack's "Physics of Life" course ends with a mini poster session

Professor Pollack's "Physics of Life" course ends with a mini poster session

April 30, 2013

Professor Lois Pollack's "The Physics of Life" course ended with the graduate students presenting, for most of them, their first scientific poster. read more

Cornell scientists help map national BRAIN initiative

Cornell scientists help map national BRAIN initiative

April 4, 2013

A $100 million federal research initiative aimed at revolutionizing understanding of the human brain received key scientific direction from researchers at Cornell’s Kavli Institute for Nanoscale... read more

Fellowship for David Muller

Fellowship for David Muller

March 19, 2013

David was recently elected Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America. read more

Albert Crewe Award for Lena Kourkoutis

Albert Crewe Award for Lena Kourkoutis

March 19, 2013

Lena has been selected by Microscopy Society of America as the recipient of the prestigious 2013 Albert Crewe Award. read more

Discover-Gaeta makes 100 top stories of 2012

Discover-Gaeta makes 100 top stories of 2012

January 25, 2013

46. Physicists Create a Way to Hide in Time Recently physicists have created prototype invisibility cloaks that conceal objects from light, sound, and water. Last January, Cornell physicist Alexander... read more

Cornell Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

Cornell Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics

January 22, 2013

A Cornell conference for women in physics and other physical sciences drew close to 200 participants, Jan. 18-20. read more

Three-photon microscopy improves biological imaging

Three-photon microscopy improves biological imaging

January 21, 2013

Researchers have demonstrated a new way of taking high-resolution, three-dimensional images of the brain's inner workings by improving on the depth limits of multiphoton microscopy. read more


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