Research offers new hope for gender equity in STEM fields

Men continue to be much more likely to earn a degree in STEM fields than women. Research from Cornell's Center for the Study of Inequality offers unexpected hope in closing this gender gap.

China scholarship honors John Hopcroft

John Hopcroft, the IBM Professor of Engineering and Applied Mathematics, has been honored by the establishment of a scholarship in his name at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China.

Secrets of superfluid helium explored

A team of Cornell researchers have found new complexities in the superfluid state of liquid helium with implications for the study of superconductivity and theoretical models of the origin of the universe.

Out of the blue: Medieval fragments yield surprises

Researchers Louisa Smieska and Ruth Mullett are advancing studies of medieval illuminated manuscripts with X-ray imaging at CHESS of the pigment trace elements found in pages in Cornell collections.

Multidisciplinary team wins $1M grant from Keck Foundation

A group of five Cornell researchers - representing Engineering, and Arts and Sciences - has won a $1 million grant from the Keck Foundation for its research into topological superconductors.

Surprising nature of quantum solitary waves revealed

Physics professor Erich Mueller and grad student Shovan Dutta realize long-theorized quantum state in an array of solitons, which could pave the way for future study into the creation of such states.

Cornell dedicates telescope in honor of James Houck

Cornell astronomers gathered atop Mount Pleasant June 25 at sunset to honor one of their own. The 25-inch reflecting telescope at the university's Hartung-Boothroyd Observatory was named in memory of the late James R. Houck.

Bacteria-coated nanofiber electrodes digest pollutants

Cornell materials scientists and bioelectrochemical engineers have created an innovative, cost-competitive electrode material for cleaning pollutants in wastewater.

Symposium explores possibilities of origami nanomachines

The Cornell Center for Materials Research held a symposium to explore using origami to create machines at the micron scale using atomically thin materials June 16-17.