The Simons Foundation has awarded a $38.4 million grant to establish the Simons Observatory, a new astronomy facility in Chile’s Atacama Desert that will merge and expand existing efforts to explore the evolution of the universe from its earliest moments to today.
Marsha Lester, Andrea Liu and Amita Sehgal of the University of Pennsylvania have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, conside
Penn Arts and Sciences has announced the creation of the Vagelos Institute of Energy Science and Technology.
Consuming omega-3 initially improves a child’s aggressive behavior, according to PIK Professor Adrian Raine and Nursing’s Therese Richmond, but the effects eventually vanish.
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Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about applying artificial intelligence and machine-learning principles to central banking.
Beth Linker of the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the effects of World War I on medical practice.
Undergraduate Sona Dadhania is highlighted for receiving the Science Ambassador Scholarship.
Mark Yim and May graduate Foster Collins of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are highlighted for developing a spherical robot arm with a spiral zipper joint.
Graduate student Steve Jasinski of the School of Arts & Sciences is mentioned for identifying a 12-million-year-old dog fossil.