Science & Medicine

Faculty additions, retirements, and accolades

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Updates from the Division of the Physical Sciences.

Juggling act

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Mathematician David Eisenbud answers Inquiry’s questions.

Science nonfiction

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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.

Reliable source

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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.

Groundwork

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PSD facilities keep up with an ever-progressing scientific landscape.

Making a mark

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Chuan He breaks new ground in RNA and DNA epigenetics.

Life on other planets?

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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.

New moon

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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.

Brain power

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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.

A fleeting force of physics

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Colleagues and friends say goodbye to Yoichiro Nambu.

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