Cornell researchers discover new self-assembled crystal structures

Using a computational approach, material scientists at Cornell have found more than 20 new self-assembled crystal structures, which could serve as nanoparticle or colloid design targets for other researchers.

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Nigel Lockyer named new director of the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education

Nigel Lockyer, an accomplished physicist and laboratory leader, has been selected as the new director at the Cornell Laboratory for Accelerator-based Sciences and Education (CLASSE). Lockyer comes to Cornell with a wealth of experience in physics and accelerator sciences, having most recently served as the director of the Fermi National Accelerator Lab (Fermilab).

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Robert Langer ’70 receives engineering’s highest alumni honor

Robert Langer ’70, whose pioneering work in biotechnology, drug delivery and tissue engineering has made him one of the most prolific inventors in medicine, received the Cornell Engineering Distinguished Alumni Award during a celebration hosted April 19.

Project aims to unveil secrets about cell size diversity

A new research project co-led by Cornell Engineering aims to unravel the physical limits of cell size in budding yeast, with the ultimate goal of learning more about how cells, the fundamental units of life, modulate size control during evolution.

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Molding of nanowires spurs unanticipated phases

Researchers used thermomechanical nanomolding to create single-crystalline nanowires that enable metastable phases that would otherwise be difficult to achieve.

Britney Schmidt named one of Time’s 100 most influential people

Time Magazine has named Britney Schmidt, associate professor of astronomy in the College of Arts and Sciences and Earth and atmospheric sciences in Cornell Engineering, to the 2023 list of the world’s 100 most influential people.

Shapeshifters: Can buildings behave like organisms?

With a $3 million National Science Foundation grant, Cornell researchers are creating a new approach to architecture by learning how plants and animals form internal structures.

Physicists take step toward fault-tolerant quantum computing

Cornell researchers constructed a simple model containing exotic particles called non-Abelian anyons, compact and practical enough to run on modern quantum hardware. 

Humans need Earth-like ecosystem for deep-space living

Can humans endure long-term living far from our home planet? Maybe, according to a new theory that describes the need for gravity, oxygen, obtaining water, developing agriculture and handling waste.