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When worlds collide: Cornell astronomers investigate cosmic forces that produce new galaxies

When galaxies collide (as our galaxy, the Milky Way, eventually will with the nearby Andromeda galaxy), what happens to matter that gets spun off in the collision's wake? With help from the Spitzer Space Telescope's infrared spectrograph, Cornell astronomers are beginning to piece together an answer to that question. (November 30, 2005)

Hopcroft receives Harry M. Goode award

John Hopcroft, the IBM Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics, has been awarded the Harry M. Goode award of the IEEE Computer Society in recognition of his fundamental contributions to the study of algorithms and their applications in information processing. (November 29, 2005)

Spirit completes her first Martian trip around the sun

The Cornell contingent of NASA's Mars Exploration Rover mission saluted the rover Spirit with a gathering at the Space Sciences Building -- two days before the official anniversary (7:37 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20) of her first Martian year on the red planet. (November 23, 2005)

Widom, CU chemist for half a century, honored with special issue of Molecular Physics

Benjamin Widom, Cornell University Goldwin Smith Professor of Chemistry, is honored with a special issue of the journal Molecular Physics. (November 15, 2005)

Memories and emotions about 'the American war' that continue to haunt

Soldiers, scholars and language instructors participate in Teaching Vietnam program on campus and off (November 15, 2005)

New Theory Center cluster is its fastest supercomputer yet

The Cornell Theory Center has fired up its newest and fastest high-performance computer, called the Velocity-3 Cluster, or V3, capable of speeds up to 2.1 teraflops. (November 15, 2005)

First Andrei Sakharov Prize for human rights goes to Cornell physicist and former Soviet gulag prisoner Yuri Orlov

Cornell physicist Yuri Orlov has been named the recipient of the first Andrei Sakharov Prize from the American Physical Society for his extensive work promoting human rights. (November 14, 2005)

Cassini spacecraft provides compelling evidence for patterns resembling spokes on a pinwheel in Saturn's outer rings

By watching a distant star as it passed behind Saturn's outer rings, Cornell astronomers involved with NASA's Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn have found the most direct evidence to date of thin, parallel striations within the planet's outer rings. The evidence gives scientists clues about how thick Saturn's rings are and how their constituent bodies interact. (November 09, 2005)

Cornell expert in group behavior shows why London's Millennium pedestrian bridge was not built for people

Steven Strogatz, professor of theoretical and applied mechanics at Cornell University, describes the Millennium Bridge's notorious opening-day oscillations in the Nov. 3 issue of Nature. (November 2, 2005)