NASA releases first Webb Telescope image of exoplanet

For the first time, astronomers — including Cornell postdoctoral fellow Eileen Gonzales — have used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to take a direct image of a planet outside our solar system.

McMurry makes bestselling chemistry text free in memory of son

Starting fall 2023, the 10th edition of McMurry’s Organic Chemistry will be available an open educational resource (OER) through OpenStax.

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Sobhani, industry partners win grant to 3D print for clean energy reactors

Assistant Professor Sadaf Sobhani is leading a $50,000 FuzeHub grant in partnership with ceramic 3D-printing company Lithoz America and energy startup Dimensional Energy to develop 3D-printed ceramics for clean energy reactors.

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Cornell scientists show how terrain evolves on an icy comet

With an eye toward a return to Comet 67P, Cornell astronomers show how smooth terrain – a good place to land spacecraft and scoop samples – develops on the icy world of touring comets.

Jena publishes new textbook on quantum physics of semiconductors

“Quantum Physics of Semiconductor Materials and Devices” authored by Professor Debdeep Jena, molds scientific subjects such as quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and electromagnetism, all under the umbrella of the semiconductor materials and devices that have become ubiquitous in daily life.

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Cornell helps detect CO2 for first time on faraway world

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope opens a new chapter in scientific history, as an international team – including Cornell astronomers – found carbon dioxide evidence on the exoplanet WASP-39b.

Van Vliet named vice president for research and innovation

Krystyn J. Van Vliet, currently associate provost and associate vice president for research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will join Cornell in 2023 as vice president for research and innovation.

A&S opens application portal for Klarman postdoc fellowships

Klarman Fellows pursue research in any discipline in the College, including natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and the creative arts as well as cross-disciplinary fields. The application deadline is October 14.

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Six assistant professors win NSF early-career awards

Researchers studying carbon removal and storage methods and novel additive manufacturing techniques are among the six Cornell faculty members who recently received National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development Awards.

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