Keck-funded group proposes new topological superconductor

A $1 million award from the Keck Foundation has helped support new research into topological superconducting by a group led by Eun-Ah Kim, associate professor of physics.

Graduate students spark public interest in electricity

At the Science Cabaret Nov. 14 at Ithaca’s Coltivare restaurant, doctoral student Josue San Emeterio shared the mysteries of electricity.

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McGovern Center incubator graduates a trio of startups

Cornell’s McGovern Center business incubator graduated three companies – Embark, Lionano and Sterifre Medical – at a ceremony in Weill Hall Nov. 13.

Lt. Gov. Hochul announces $15M from state for CHESS upgrade

Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul announced $15 million in Upstate Revitalization Initiative funding for the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, for storage ring and X-ray beam upgrades and job creation.

Cornell collaboration reports unique property of bilayer graphene

A group led by physics professor Paul McEuen reports clear visualization of excitons in bilayer graphene, the unique properties of which make the material of potential interest in the development of optoelectronic devices.

Women lead Cornell’s undergraduate BME Society

All 11 members of the executive board of Cornell’s inaugural undergraduate chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society are women.

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Top-flight rheometer allows for outside-the-box research

Instrument maker Anton Paar has loaned Cornell a $500,000 state-of-the-art rheometer; researchers will be able to do complex experiments here instead of having to drive six hours east.

Strogatz's study of 'swarmalators' could direct future science

Curiosity regarding the Japanese tree frog led mathematician Steve Strogatz and a student to the study of systems that align both in time and space - which they've dubbed 'swarmalators.'

Binding molecule could improve injected radiation therapy

A group led by assistant professor Justin Wilson has developed a binding molecule that could improve targeted alpha-particle therapy - injected radiation treatment - for prostate cancer patients.