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Lena Kourkoutis wins Packard fellowship

Lena Kourkoutis wins Packard fellowship

October 27, 2014

The five-year, $875,000 award has gone to 18 of the nation’s most innovative early-career scientists and engineers. read more

Synchrotron upgrade to make X-rays even brighter

Synchrotron upgrade to make X-rays even brighter

October 20, 2014

A major upgrade to compact undulators will make the quality of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source's X-rays competitive with the world’s best synchrotron light sources. read more

Two Cornell alumni win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Two Cornell alumni win Nobel Prize in Chemistry

October 8, 2014

Eric Betzig, M.S. ’85, Ph.D. ’88, and William Moerner, M.S. ’78, Ph.D. ’82, have shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for groundbreaking achievements in optical microscopy. read more

Xu among scientists at White House BRAIN conference

Xu among scientists at White House BRAIN conference

October 6, 2014

Chris Xu, professor of applied and engineering physics, joined other academics and industry leaders at the White House Sept. 30 for a conference celebrating progress on the BRAIN (Brain Research... read more

Nanoscale facility 'open for business,' leaders say

Nanoscale facility 'open for business,' leaders say

September 22, 2014

The latest and greatest scientific achievements at the nanoscale were on display at the 2014 Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility annual meeting, which featured a lineup of speakers in... read more

Defying physics, engineers prove a magnetic field for light

Defying physics, engineers prove a magnetic field for light

September 11, 2014

Using an interferometer, Michal Lipson and colleagues have demonstrated an effective magnetic field for light. read more

For a healthier you, let your smartphone call it in

For a healthier you, let your smartphone call it in

August 21, 2014

The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $3 million grant to a multidisciplinary group of Cornell researchers who are developing a device to help you track your health right in the... read more

To watch DNA unwrap, blank out the proteins

To watch DNA unwrap, blank out the proteins

August 11, 2014

Biophysics is a science of shapes – the shapes of molecules like DNA as they wrap and unwrap around protein cores, for instance. Cornell researchers have unveiled a new method for observing such... read more

The perfect atom sandwich requires an extra layer

The perfect atom sandwich requires an extra layer

August 4, 2014

Cornell materials scientists have discovered the trick of growing perfect films of oxides called Ruddlesden-Poppers. read more

Move over, silicon? New transistor material tested

Move over, silicon? New transistor material tested

June 27, 2014

For the ever-shrinking transistor, there may be a new game in town. Cornell researchers have demonstrated promising electronic performance from a semiconducting compound called molybdenum sulfide. read more

Greg Fuchs receives DOE early career award

Greg Fuchs receives DOE early career award

June 2, 2014

Greg Fuchs, assistant professor of applied and engineering physics, has received a Department of Energy early career research award. read more

Nanoscale short course offered June 3-6

Nanoscale short course offered June 3-6

May 28, 2014

The Cornell NanoScale Science and Technology Facility will offer a comprehensive, three-day course June 3-6, on broad topics of nanotechnology. read more

CCMR symposium to explore nanoscale spin

CCMR symposium to explore nanoscale spin

May 14, 2014

Recent advances in measuring and controlling nanoscale spin systems is the theme of this year’s Cornell Center for Materials Research symposium, May 20. read more

New battery test center adds zip to New York economy

New battery test center adds zip to New York economy

May 7, 2014

Replacing the gasoline economy with better batteries may be accelerated thanks to unique battery testing capabilities at Cornell, and anchored by a new testing and prototyping center that the... read more

Cornell alum to present the Henri Sack Memorial Lecture

Cornell alum to present the Henri Sack Memorial Lecture

April 23, 2014

The National Ignition Facility (NIF): Pathway to Energy Security and Physics of the Cosmos read more

Cornell synchrotron receives $100M in NSF support

Cornell synchrotron receives $100M in NSF support

April 21, 2014

Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source has received its requested National Science Foundation grant renewal in full, $100 million over five years, securing the national X-ray facility’s near-term... read more

Cornell Ph.D. to shape U.S. STEM policy

Cornell Ph.D. to shape U.S. STEM policy

April 7, 2014

The American Physical Society has selected its first fellow to send to the Department of Education as part of the new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education Policy Fellowship. read more

Memo to Science Nerds: Learn Improv

Memo to Science Nerds: Learn Improv

March 27, 2014

David Muller comments on Alan Alda workshop in "Science" article read more

Greg Fuchs featured in "The Cornell Daily Sun"

Greg Fuchs featured in "The Cornell Daily Sun"

February 27, 2014

The Scientist: Professor Greg Fuchs Looks at Magnetic Moments on the Nanoscale read more

Tiny tool measures heat at the nanoscale

Tiny tool measures heat at the nanoscale

February 26, 2014

Cornell researchers have developed a new way to precisely measure the extremely subtle movement of heat in nanostructures. read more

OSA to launch new gold open-access journal focused on high-impact results

OSA to launch new gold open-access journal focused on high-impact results

February 6, 2014

Optica's editorial operation will be led by Gaeta, along with a renowned editorial board read more

Two faculty receive  Presidential Early Career Awards

Two faculty receive Presidential Early Career Awards

January 8, 2014

Greg Fuchs, assistant professor of applied and engineering physics, and Noah Snavely, assistant professor of computer science, are among 102 winners this year of the Presidential Early Career Awards... read more

Fuchs awarded PECASE

Fuchs awarded PECASE

January 3, 2014

Greg has been honored by President Obama with a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), nominated by the Air Force Office of Scientific Research. read more


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