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Teukolsky awarded 2021 Dirac Medal

Saul Teukolsky, the Hans A. Bethe Professor of Physics and Astrophysics in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the International Centre for Theoretical Physics’ 2021 ICTP Dirac Medal and Prize for his contributions to the detection of gravitational waves.

Mars’ bright south pole reflections may be clay – not water

An international group of scientists now say that reflections of the Mars’ south pole may be smectite, a form of hydrated clay, buried about a mile below the surface.

Do robots need clothes? Yes, for form and function

Besides a stray feline Roomba, very few people are investing energy into putting clothes on robots. Researchers from Cornell Tech and NYU say that now’s the time to think more actively about when, how and why we would dress them

Geographic differences in gut microbiota boost immunity

Cornell researchers “humanized” mice with microbiota from three global populations and found that microbial differences alone can impact immune responses.

Chaotic electrons heed ‘limit’ in strange metals

A new Cornell-led study confirms the chaotic behavior of electrons in “strange” metals has a limit established by the laws of quantum mechanics.

Engineers may learn from bees for optimal honeycomb designs

Honeybees are skilled architects who plan ahead and solve design challenges when constructing honeycombs, offering strategies that engineers may learn from when they use honeycomb structures in industry.  

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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