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Physicist offers new take on million-dollar math problem

Cornell mathematical physicist Andre LeClair, in research published in the Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, offers a possible path to a solution of the Riemann hypothesis, one of the seven Millennium Prize Problems.

TESS satellite uncovers its ‘first nearby super-Earth’

An international team of astronomers led by Cornell’s Lisa Kaltenegger has characterized the first potentially habitable world outside of our own solar system.

Study addresses low female participation in STEM classrooms

A new study co-authored by Kelly Zamudio, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, shows that increasing class size has the largest negative impact on female participation in STEM classrooms.

Astronomy professor receives Bruce Medal for career’s work

Martha P. Haynes, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Astronomy, has received the 2019 Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal for career achievement, from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific.

Innovative AI system could help make fuel cells more efficient

An artificial intelligence system developed by a Cornell-led team has identified a promising material for creating more efficient fuel cells – a potential breakthrough in both materials science and machine learning.

Cornell announces $54M from NSF for new CHESS subfacility

The Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, or CHESS, has been awarded $54 million from the National Science Foundation for a new subfacility, the Center for High-Energy X-ray Sciences at CHESS.

By land and air, students to detect crop diseases with tech

The new Shen Fund for Social Impact will enable students to pursue engineering projects that could benefit society by using technology in innovative ways.

Remembering physicist Sternglass, who helped the world see man on the moon

Alumnus Ernest Sternglass ’44, M.S. ’51, Ph.D. ’53, spearheaded the creation of a highly light-sensitive camera that NASA later adopted for the unmanned Surveyor probes and the subsequent Apollo 11 and 12 lunar missions.


New accelerator sails through key test – recovering energy

The Cornell-BNL ERL Test accelerator, or CBETA, reached an important milestone June 24: It measured energy recovery for the first time, confirming a theory first proposed more than 50 years ago at Cornell.