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Graphene sensors find subtleties in magnetic fields

Cornell researchers used an ultrathin graphene “sandwich” to create a tiny magnetic field sensor that can operate over a greater temperature range than previous sensors, while also detecting miniscule changes in magnetic fields that might otherwise get lost within a larger magnetic background.

Researchers create nanoclusters that mimic biomolecules

Cornell researchers discovered a way to bind and stack nanoscale clusters of copper molecules that can self-assemble and mimic complex biosystem structures at different length scales.

A&S dean Ray Jayawardhana awarded Carl Sagan Medal

Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of Arts and Sciences and professor of astronomy, has been awarded the 2020 Carl Sagan Medal by the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society.

McMahon, Ramshaw named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars

Peter McMahon, assistant professor of applied and engineering physics in the College of Engineering, and Brad Ramshaw, the Dick & Dale Reis Johnson Assistant Professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, have been named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars.

Demographics data helps predict NY flood insurance claims

In flood-prone areas of the Hudson River valley in New York state, census areas with more white and affluent home owners tend to file a higher percentage of flood insurance claims than lower-income, minority residents, according to a new study. 

In 3D simulation, shoppers prefer stores with more distancing

New York City residents are four times more likely to choose a store where shoppers respect 6 feet of distancing than one where no one is social distancing, according to a Cornell experiment using 3D simulation.

Molecular study could improve climate change modeling

A team of chemists, including Cornell’s Paul Houston, has unveiled the mechanics involved in the interplay between sunlight and molecules known as “roaming reactions,” which could improve climate change modeling.

Roger Livesay, emeritus professor of math, dies at 95

G. Roger Livesay, professor emeritus of math in the College of Arts and Sciences, died Aug. 1 in Ithaca after a long illness. He was 95.

$7.2M grant funds exploratory research into Earth Source Heat

Cornell has secured a U.S. Department of Energy grant, expected to total about $7.2 million, which will fund exploratory research to help verify the feasibility of using a novel geothermal energy system to heat its campus buildings.