Workshop at CHESS Empowers Students in Synchrotron Techniques

The HEXT workshop empowers students to become productive members of the CHESS user community by combining informative lectures, hands-on demonstrations, and instruction in proposal writing. With its focus on attracting diverse participants and providing practical training, the HEXT workshop sets the stage for a more inclusive and vibrant synchrotron research landscape.

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Mathematical model that ‘changed everything’ turns 25

In 1998, Professor Steven Strogatz and then-student Duncan Watts, Ph.D. '97, published a model that launched the field of network science – the results of which are ubiquitous in today’s world. 

Software offers new way to listen for signals from the stars

A new investigation pioneering a search for periodic signals emanating from the core of the Milky Way.

Old-growth forest preserve gains acreage through local partnership

Cornell Botanic Gardens has acquired 81 acres adjacent to the Fischer Old-growth Forest natural area in Newfield, New York, to further protect some of the county’s most mature trees – some of them 300 years old.

JFK Award winner to mentor girls of color in STEM

Natalia Urbas ’23 received this year’s Class of 1964 John F. Kennedy Memorial Award. She will use the $15,000 award funding to support underrepresented minorities interested in pursuing careers in research and technology.

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HERACLES beamline to accelerate cathode research

Cornell is breaking new ground in electron beam research with the HERACLES beamline, a state-of-the-art electron gun in Newman Lab that mimics the harsh environments of the world’s largest particle colliders.

Expertise, innovation, dedication: A&S faculty honored for exemplary teaching, advising

“Helping students realize their greatest potential is at the core of our mission in the College of Arts and Sciences. "

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Diversity of neurons affects memory, study finds

Neurons in a key area of the brain have different functions based on their exact genetic identity, and understanding this diversity could lead to better understanding of the brain’s computational flexibility and memory capacity, Cornell researchers found.

Pollinators are attracted to humidity, not just scent

Humidity is as important as scent in attracting pollinators to a plant, new Cornell-led research finds, advancing basic biology and opening new avenues to support agriculture.