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Cornell scientists to join team for live volcanic eruption

Associate professor Esteban Gazel and grad student Kyle Dayton will join a team of international researchers at the newly erupted Cumbre Vieja volcano in the Canary Islands.

Titan’s river maps may advise Dragonfly’s sedimental journey

Cornell astronomers have published the final maps of Saturn moon Titan’s liquid methane rivers and tributaries, providing context for the next scheduled expedition in the 2030s.

Weiss teaching awards honor 10 exceptional faculty

President Martha E. Pollack on Oct. 18 announced the winners of Stephen H. Weiss Awards honoring a sustained record of commitment to the teaching and mentoring of undergraduate students and to undergraduate education.

Packard fellow McMahon rethinks neural-network computing

Using a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Peter McMahon, assistant professor of applied and engineering physics, aims to harness the power of photonics to build processors for neural networks that are more than 1,000 times more energy efficient.

Detected: 1,652 radio bursts from 3 billion light-years away

Once a cosmic trickle a decade ago now appears as a rapid-fire barrage from across the universe, as 1,652 fast radio bursts were found in the Cornell-discovered FRB121102.

Schmidt: Exploring Earth’s oceans to reach Europa

To prep for missions to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa, Britney Schmidt, associate professor of astronomy and earth and atmospheric sciences, is studying Antarctica’s ice and oceans.

Event will honor suffragist and mathematician James Oliver

The life and work of James Edward Oliver, a passionate supporter of women’s suffrage and a nationally recognized mathematician, will be celebrated in an evening of talks on Oct. 14.

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Corrosion can improve materials’ durability

Cornell researchers used advanced atomic modeling to explore the ways environment can influence the growth of cracks in alloys such as aluminum and steel – knowledge that could help engineers better predict, and possibly postpone, the failure of structures. 

Chemistry professor helped catalyze Nobel-winning breakthrough

A small contribution from Tristan Lambert, professor of chemistry and chemical biology, when he was a doctoral student helped catalyze the breakthrough in catalysis that led to the 2021 Nobel Prize in chemistry.