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Jane Wang derives physical law controlling the path of hungry Tiger Beetles

Tiger Beetle chase pattern

Prof Jane Wang has developed an explination for the path Tiger Beetles take as they chase their prey.

David Awschalom to give Cornell's 2014 Hans Bethe Lecture Series

David Awschalom to give 2014 Bethe Lecture Series

David Awschalom will present three lectures on spintronics as the 2014 Hans Bethe lecturer.

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


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