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Former Cornell Provost Robert Plane dies at 90

Robert Plane, a professor emeritus of chemistry who served as the university’s provost during the tumultuous late 1960s and early 1970s, died Aug. 6 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was 90.

Summer research programs intrigue diverse students

Visiting students representing the next generation of physicists got a taste of life as a researcher during a pair of eight-week summer programs hosted by the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education.

On-demand polymers may yield designer materials

The lab of Brett Fors, assistant professor of chemistry and chemical biology, has proposed a novel technique for creating designer polymers on demand. 

‘Toolkit’ aids sustainable manufacture of medicines

A new technique that combines electricity and chemistry offers a way for pharmaceuticals to be manufactured in an easily scaled-up and sustainable way.

‘Strange metal’ superconductors just got stranger

Research co-authored by assistant professor of physics Brad Ramshaw sheds new light onto the unusual properties of the high-temperature superconductor strontium lanthanum copper oxide. 

Cell-free DNA may be key to monitoring urinary tract infections

A new method for testing urinary tract infections yields more information than what conventional methods can offer, according to new research.

Exoplanet detectives create catalog of ‘light-fingerprints’

Researchers have created a reference catalog using calibrated spectra and geometric albedos of 19 of the most diverse bodies in our solar system.  

DOE funding will help researchers create new quantum states of matter

A research group led by Andrej Singer, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, has won a grant from the Department of Energy for research aimed at creating new quantum states of matter.

Accelerator project gets push from National Academy of Sciences

A National Academy of Sciences committee has endorsed the idea of building an electron-ion collider in the U.S. The project would be helped by research done at CBETA, Cornell's energy recovery linear accelerator.