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Mansi Kasliwal (EP '05) participates in webinar panel with fellow LIGO scientists

February 25, 2016

AEP Alum Mansi Kasliwal is current Assistant Professor of Astronomy at Caltech and is a contributor to the LIGO project, which, 100 years after Einstein's prediction, has detected gravitational waves from colliding black holes. On Tuesday, February 23, Kasilwal joined a panel of fellow LIGO scientists to discuss the recent detection of the gravitational waves and what this discovery will mean for our ongoing understanding and exploration of our universe. 

Transforming 'hype' into hyperloop: an interview with James Dorris

October 10, 2015

Several different groups are bent on building a working hyperloop transportation system. One of them is Hyperloop Technologies with Janes Dorris '01 leading development of the linear accelerator motors.

Synthesizer giant Bob Moog (Ph.D. '65) to be inducted into Inventors Hall of Fame today (video)

May 1, 2013

Lovers of classic synth, celebrate: pioneer Bob Moog will join the Inventors Hall of Fame today. The USPTO is bestowing that honor for patent number 3,475,623 granted in 1966 for the so-called Moog ladder filter that gave rise to its original synth and Minimoog Synthesizers, and is still used in synths like the Voyager and Sub Phatty today.

NASA Scientist Jeff Cuzzi (EP '67) Wins the Kupier Prize

May 27, 2010

Jeff Cuzzi, a planetary scientist at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., has been named the winner of the 2010 Gerard P. Kuiper Prize, the most prestigious individual award in planetary sciences.

Don Farley (EP PhD '60) wins the 2010 Alfven Medal of the European Geosciences Union

May 7, 2010

The 2010 Hannes Alfvén Medal is awarded to Donald Farley for his pioneering work on the theory of incoherent scattering of radio waves in plasma and the application of incoherent scattering to the study of the ionosphere.

Jill Tarter TED Talk: Join the SETI Search

January, 2009

The SETI Institute's Jill Tarter (EP '65) makes her TED Prize wish: to accelerate our search for cosmic company. Using a growing array of radio telescopes, she and her team listen for patterns that may be a sign of intelligence elsewhere in the universe.

Johnson family scion urges business, government and consumers to work together to save environment

October 23, 2009

The CEO of a global manufacturer of consumer chemicals warned that without "disruptive" rather than incremental changes in the way companies do business and governments lead, the planet is doomed. "We need disruptive leadership from all sectors: business, government and individuals," said H. Fisk Johnson '79, chairman of SC Johnson, in the 28th annual Hatfield Lecture Oct. 22. He spoke to a full house at Statler Auditorium on "A Crisis of Consumption."

SC Johnson CEO to deliver 2009 Hatfield Lecture

October 22, 2009

H. Fisk Johnson '79, M.E. '80, M.S. '82, MBA '84, Ph.D. '86, chairman and CEO of SC Johnson, will deliver the annual Hatfield Lecture Oct. 22 at 3 p.m. in the Statler Hall Auditorium. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Little money, no prestige, but Will Keim '04 is 'making a difference' in Teach for America

October 15, 2007

Will Keim '04 could be making a bundle; instead, he's making a difference. Will Keim '04 instructs a physics class Provided Will Keim '04 teaches physics in his Oakland Technical High School classroom. As a graduate of Cornell's top-ranked engineering physics program, Keim could have had a high starting salary or acceptance into a graduate program at a leading research institution. What he chose, however, was a two-year commitment to teach science to high school students in Oakland, Calif., with Teach For America (TFA).

Carol Mendelsohn and Naren Shankar (Ph.D. '90, Applied Physics) make 'CSI' television's most-watched show

November 2, 2005

ITHACA, N.Y. -- What does it take to make a television show No. 1? About 28 million viewers and two Cornell graduates, among other things.

Robert Moog, Ph.D. '64, inventor of the music synthesizer, dies of brain cancer

August 23, 2005

Robert Moog, Cornell University Ph.D '64, whose name became synonymous with the many forms of the music synthesizer he originally invented and manufactured in a Trumansburg, N.Y., storefront from 1964 to 1971, died Aug. 21. He was 71.

Jay Light, EP '63, named acting dean of Harvard Business School

June 30, 2005

Jay O. Light, the Dwight P. Robinson, Jr., Professor of Business Administration, has agreed to serve as Acting Dean of Harvard Business School starting August 1, President Lawrence H. Summers announced today. A member of the HBS faculty since 1970 and currently the school's senior associate dean responsible for planning and development, Light will take on the role of Acting Dean once Dean Kim B. Clark steps down on July 31 to assume the presidency of Brigham Young University-Idaho.

Matters of the Heart

March 1, 2002

It was in 1968 at a table in Joe's Restaurant that Arthur Kantrowitz suggested to David Lederman, '66 EP, he might be able to do something great.

Synthesizer inventor Robert Moog, Ph.D. '65, to be honored at Smithsonian

April 14-15, 2000

Electronic music synthesizer inventor and Cornell Ph.D. Robert Moog will be honored at a special exhibit and concert titled "The Keyboard Meets Modern Technology" at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., this weekend, April 14-15.