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Katie McGill featured on Kavli Institute's new blog

Curious Stardust blog

Curious Stardust, the new Kavli Institute blog, is comprised of a team of scientists from 11 Kavli Institutes reflecting on work in and around astrophysics, nano

Eric Betzig '88 and William Moerner '82 awarded 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded jointly to Eric Betzig, AEP ’88, William E. Moerner, Physics ’82, and Stefan W.

Seamus Davis receives Investigator award from Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has selected nineteen Moore Experimental Investigators in Quantum Materials, including J.C. Seamus Davis.

Memorial Service for Dean Emeritus Geoffrey Chester Scheduled for 9/20

Geoffrey Chester

Geoffrey V. Chester, professor emeritus of physics and dean emeritus of Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences, died June 27 at age 86 in Ithaca.

Jane Wang develops simulation to study how fruit flies sense and react during flight

fruit fly physics

Jane Wang used simulations of fruit fly flight to uncover how fast they must sense and react to maintain balance.

Itai Cohen's origami research featured in New York Times

Miura-ori by Koryo Miura

Itai Cohen’s research into origami mechanics and reprogammable materials has led to articles this week in Science and the

Davis group reveals that magnetism makes Cooper pairs

Quasiparticle interference imaging of heavy fermions reveals the momentum-space structure of the f-electron magnetism in CeCoIn5.

Séamus Davis's group have finally supplied the first experimental proof that magnetic interactions mediate Cooper pairs.

Mellnik and Ralph pioneer use of spin torque in efficient computer memory

The atomic layers of the topological insulator bismuth selenide are visible in this high-resolution electron microscope image

Alex Mellnik and Dan Ralph, in partnership with Nitin Samarth at Penn State, have a novel approach to computer memory they call a "topological insulator." Using the spin orientation of electrons th

Vaezi advances the quest for quantum computing

Schematic setup of a fractional topological superconductor.

Abolhassan Vaezi, Bethe posdoctoral fellow in LASSP, has come up with a key piece of the theoretical puzzle in the quest for quantum computing.

Remembering Geoffrey Chester

Geoffrey Chester

Geoffrey V. Chester, professor emeritus of physics and dean emeritus of Cornell’s College of Arts and Sciences, died June 27 at age 86 in Ithaca.

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