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Alex Alemi and Matt Bierbaum model the best places to hide in a Zombie Outbreak

When a Zombie outbreak occurs don't call Brad Pitt, Woody Harrelson or Simon Pegg. You'll want to call PhD candidates Alex Alemi and Matt Bierbaum along with Professors Jim Sethna and Chris Myers.

Kyle Shen group can dial in control of strontium iridate

By Brendan Faeth - An artist’s rendering of strontium iridate

Shen's group offers insight on how different “knobs” can change material properties in ways that were previously unexplored or misunderstood.

Davis group finds magnetic disorder in topological insulators

Scanning tunnelling microscope image of a 47-nanometer square area of the surface of a topological insulator showing variations in the Dirac-mass gap

To better understand topological insulators (TIs) and why they weren't living up to their potential Seamus Davis's group at Cornell and Brookhaven National Lab studied them with their scanning tunn

Eun-Ah Kim and Seamus Davis groups find 'fingerprint' for high-temperature superconductor

Quasiparticle Interference (QPI) imaging technique reveals that electron-boson interaction in LiFeAs superconductivity has momentum-space anisotropic self-energy 'fingerprint' of antiferromagnetic spin fluctuations

Eun-Ah Kim along with Seamus Davis have isolated a "fingerprint" that identifies specific fluctuations in electrons that force them into pairs, causing their host material, in this case, a high-tem

John Heron, Dan Ralph, and Darrell Schlom make a breakthrough in instant-on computing

conceptual illustration of magnetization reversal

John Heron, a postdoc in Dan Ralph and Darrell Schlom's research groups, has made a breakthrough in room-temperature magnetoelectric memory device.

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Tomás Arias - Active Learning Initiative is taking teaching into the future

Tomas Arias

Prof Tomás Arias is the physics lead for the Active Learning Initiative (ALI) in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Ashcroft's work on superconductivity leads to record breaking high temperature

By Julien Bobroff (user:Jubobroff), Frederic Bouquet (user:Fbouquet), Jeffrey Quilliam, LPS, Orsay, France

Prof Neil Ashcroft's work on the superconducting potential of hydrogen compounds has led to a record breaking high temperature superconductor.

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.


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