Science & Medicine
Updates from the Division of the Physical Sciences.
We asked recently appointed computer scientists what fantastical, futuristic technology they’d like to see invented. Turns out some of their foresights aren’t so far off.
Women in computer science, a three-part story: Shan Lu’s research on software bugs, efforts to increase gender diversity in the Department of Computer Science, and Grace Hopper’s “first” computer bug.
From our print archive: In spite of the hours clocked at super-spyglasses, astronomers have yet to spot any little green men on Mars or any other planet. But they have made some pretty convincing observations that life does exist on other planets.
Although Leonardo da Vinci famously made realistic sketches of the moon’s surface spots in the early 16th century, the first published images of the moon as seen through a telescope were Galileo Galilei’s.
As a researcher, Caroline Albertin, SM’12, a PhD student in organismal biology and anatomy, has always been partial to weird animals: mussels, centipedes, cave fish—and cephalopods.