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Mish and Lai win initial graduate, professional teaching prize

Professors Risa Mish and Dong Lai have won Cornell’s inaugural Provost Award for Teaching Excellence in Graduate and Professional Degree Programs.

Nanostructures enable record high-harmonic generation

Cornell researchers have developed nanostructures that enable record-breaking conversion of laser pulses into high-harmonic generation, paving the way for new scientific tools for high-resolution imaging.

Wilson wins grant to explore rare earth element opportunities

Justin Wilson has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop more efficient methods of separating rare earth elements, which are found in wind turbines, liquid crystal displays, batteries, and portable electronics.

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Northwest heat wave ‘should not have been possible’

After stifling temperatures parked over the Pacific Northwest in late June, scientists – including Cornell’s Flavio Lehner – said climate change triggered it.

Alumna encourages citizen involvement in space science

Amy Kaminski '98 is the editor of a new book about space science and public engagement and has a career that’s dedicated to helping people become involved in science research in a meaningful way.

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Small molecule plays outsize role in controlling nanoparticle

A breakthrough imaging technique enabled Cornell researchers to gain new insights into how tiny ligands adsorb on the surface of nanoparticles and how they can tune a particle’s shape.

Trace gas phosphine points to volcanic activity on Venus

Cornell astronomers say the detection of phosphine in the atmosphere of Venus shows evidence of explosive volcanoes on the mysterious planet.

Transportation innovations could boost public health

A Cornell-led team has used transdisciplinary systems modeling to calculate the future health benefits of vehicle electrification, driverless cars and ride-sharing in the United States.

Hawking’s black hole theorem observationally confirmed

Using observations of gravitational waves, physicists at Cornell, MIT and three other institutions have for the first time confirmed Stephen Hawking’s area theorem of black holes, which states their event horizons should never shrink.