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Fennie Named APS Fellow

Fennie Named APS Fellow

November 15, 2015

Craig Fennie has been elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS). read more

Cornell Neurotech launched with multimillion dollar gift

Cornell Neurotech launched with multimillion dollar gift

October 27, 2015

A gift from Mong Family Foundation, through Stephen Mong '92, MEN '93, MBA '02, will create Cornell Neurotech, a cross-campus effort to understand how individual brain cells function. read more

Physicists turn toward heat to study electron spin

Physicists turn toward heat to study electron spin

October 5, 2015

Cornell physicists offer a solution to control the intrinsic spin of electrons: Using heat, instead of light, to measure magnetic systems at short length and time scales. read more

Like paper, graphene twists, folds into nanoscale machines

Like paper, graphene twists, folds into nanoscale machines

July 29, 2015

Physicists have demonstrated the application of kirigami on 10-micron sheets of graphene, which they can cut, fold and twist. The research could pave the way for some of the smallest machines the... read more

Jovana Andrejevic CEAA 2015 Award Recipient

Jovana Andrejevic CEAA 2015 Award Recipient

April 30, 2015

The Annual College of Engineering Alumni Association's (CEAA) Annual Awards Banquet was held on Friday, April 24 read more

Chemists cook up three atom-thick electronic sheets

Chemists cook up three atom-thick electronic sheets

April 29, 2015

Cornell researchers have demonstrated a way to create a new kind of semiconductor thin film that retains its electrical properties even when it is just atoms thick. read more

Three alumni win million euro Brain Prize

Three alumni win million euro Brain Prize

March 24, 2015

Winfried Denk, Ph.D. ’89, Karel Svoboda ’88, and David Tank, M.S. ’80, Ph.D. ’83, have won the Brain Prize for their groundbreaking work with two-photon microscopy. All three graduates worked in the... read more

Electron spins controlled using sound waves

Electron spins controlled using sound waves

March 6, 2015

Cornell applied physicists have demonstrated an unprecedented method of control over electron spins using extremely high-frequency sound waves. read more

Precision gas sensor could fit on a chip

Precision gas sensor could fit on a chip

February 26, 2015

Cornell engineers have miniaturized a light source in the elusive mid-infrared spectrum, effectively squeezing the capabilities of a large, tabletop laser onto a 1-millimeter silicon chip. read more

New 'knobs' can dial in control of materials

New 'knobs' can dial in control of materials

February 24, 2015

A new study by Cornell scientists offers insight on how different "knobs" can change material properties in previously unexplored or misunderstood ways. read more

NSF grant to fund ‘revolutionary’ electron microscope

NSF grant to fund ‘revolutionary’ electron microscope

February 9, 2015

The NSF has awarded Cornell $2.7 million to acquire a cryogenic, aberration-corrected scanning transmission electron microscope. The microscope could revolutionize research in biology, physics and... read more