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Itai Cohen and Jane Wang's work on fruit fly flight featured in New York Times

Fruit fly flight

Itai Cohen & Jane Wang investigate how flies recover to flight disturbances, concluding that a small group of fly neurons is actually “solving calculus problems.”

Sievers and Ralph recognized as APS Outstanding Referees

Sievers and Ralph honored as APS Outstanding Referees

Outstanding RefereesProfessors Dan Ralph and Albert Sievers were recognized by th

Eun-Ah Kim Promoted to Associate Pprofessor

Eun-Ah Tenure

Congratulations to Eun-Ah Kim who was promoted to Associate Professor on February 1.

Soft Matters asks: What sciency things didn't you see coming?

When you were 10

In their final Soft Matters video Kathryn McGill and Jesse Silverberg reveal what our faculty didn't see coming when they were 10.


Séamus Davis honored by the National University of Ireland

Davis awarded honorary degree from National University of Ireland

On December 2, 2013 Prof. Séamus Davis was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science from the National University of Ireland.

Séamus Davis's new theory may revolutionize superconductors

"Nanostripes" of alternating electrons and holes

Prof. Seamus Davis along with Prof. Dung-Hai Lee of UC Berkeley have proposed a new theory unifying the odd behaviors of superconductors.

Mueller and Reichl show quantum tsunamis are actually smoke rings


By shining light on a gas cooled to temperatures near absolute zero, physicists can create waves that propagate through the gas while maintaining their shape - the quantum version of a tsunami trav

Fred Kavli 1927 - 2013

Fred Kavli 1927-2013

Fred Kavli, founder and chairman of The Kavli Foundation, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 21, in his home in Santa Barbara at the age of 86.

McGill & Silverberg present Soft Matters

Soft Matters: Talking Physics, Talking Life

LASSP PhD candidates Katie McGill and Jesse Silverberg have launched a video series with interviews of Cornell faculty.

BRAIN Initiative Featured in the Sun

Today, 11/20, the Cornell Sun ran an article about the BRAIN initiative.


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