Penn Junior Tabeen Hossain Learns Eco-Lessons From Two European Leaders

Junior Tabeen Hossain of Houston researched the cultural aspects of environmental sustainability in Berlin and Rotterdam via a Kleinman Center for Energy Policy grant.

Penn Team Devises Easier Way to Make ‘Bijels,’ a Complex New Form of Liquid Matter

Known as a bicontinuous interfacially jammed emulsion gel, or bijel, this new type of emulsion is eyed as a kind of liquid conveyor belt for continuous chemical reactions.

Penn Computer Scientists Join NSF ‘DeepSpec’ Expedition to Eliminate Software Bugs

One of the National Science Foundation’s flagship research initiatives, DeepSpec aims to develop a better, more comprehensive way of approaching software design that will help eliminate bugs and vulnerabilities before they endanger users or become targets for hackers.

Penn Professor Robert Ghrist Brings Complicated Math to the Masses

PIK Professor Robert Ghrist of Arts & Sciences and Engineering brings the complex field of algebraic topology to a level nearly anyone can understand.

Science & Technology


  • Diving Deep for Alternative Energy

    The coral reefs under the tiny island nation of Palau are a laboratory unlike anywhere else on the planet, housing creatures with traits that rival the best of human ingenuity.

  • Penn’s THORwIn Takes Home Gold at RoboCup

    The University of Pennsylvania’s robotic soccer team continues its international reign, winning the Robot Soccer World Cup AdultSize Humanoid League for the second year in a row.

  • A Window Into the Workings of Complex Societies

    In small plastic tubs lining the shelves of a basement laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania, a million organisms live in complex societies.

  • Probing the Universe’s ‘Dark’ Secrets

    A team of physicists and astronomers from around the globe are on a five-year mission to answer fundamental questions about our universe: Why are galaxies clustered the way they are? Why are they moving apart faster and faster, instead of gravity slowing them down?…

  • President's Engagement Prize-Winners Launch Social Impact Projects

    Though they graduated mere weeks ago, five members of Penn’s Class of 2015 have already begun projects destined to make a profound impact on individuals and communities around the world, with support from the President’s Engagement Prizes.

  • A Visit to the Ryan Veterinary Hospital

    A Visit to the Ryan Veterinary Hospital

    At Ryan Veterinary Hospital, the highest levels of medical expertise are matched by deeply human compassion and a recognition of the special bond people have with their animal companions.

  • Robotics at Penn

    Robotics at Penn

    Penn has long been a hub of robotics research, and continues to be at the center of this expanding field of study, designing intelligent machines for the changing times.

  • A Day for the Next Generation of Roboticists

    A Day for the Next Generation of Roboticists

    At the fifth annual Philly Robotics Expo (PRX) on April 20, several hundred local grade-, middle-, and high-school students poured into the Singh Center for Nanotechnology with their machines in tow.

  • PIK Professor Shelley L. Berger: Revolutionizing Genetic Research

    PIK Professor Shelley L. Berger: Revolutionizing Genetic Research

    A leader in the rapidly changing field of epigenetics, Shelley L. Berger has built a world-class epigenetics program at Penn that she says is distinguished by the diverse and relevant expertise of the science faculty associated with it.

  • Students Glean Insights from an Ancient Skeleton at the Penn Museum

    Students Glean Insights from an Ancient Skeleton at the Penn Museum

    Penn students in the course, Living World in Archaeological Science, offered in the Penn Museum’s Center for the Analysis of Archaeological Materials (CAAM), have learned about scientific analysis of skeletal rem…

Penn in the news

New Research Digs Into Mysterious Origins of Coal January 21, 2016 | Washington Post

Hermann Pferfferkorn of the School of Arts & Sciences says, “But, most of the time, there isn’t very much — the coal is usually only found in certain areas, and the amounts that do exist do not compare to the huge quantities formed in the Carboniferous and Cenozoic.”

There May Be a Way to Allow Mass Surveillance and Preserve Our Privacy at the Same Time January 16, 2016 | Quartz

Michael Kearns of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is quoted about mass surveillance and citizens’ right to privacy.

Is Obesity More Deadly Than Science Suggests? January 14, 2016 | Futurity.org

Samuel Preston of the School of Arts & Sciences is cited for co-authoring a study about obesity and morality.

Audio: Hypocrisy: Why Do People Often Say One Thing and Do Another? January 11, 2016 | “The Why Factor,” BBC World Service

Robert Kurzban of the School of Arts & Sciences joins a conversation about hypocrisy.

The Epistemic Trainwreck of Soft-side Psychology January 5, 2016 | Edge.org

Philip Tetlock of the Wharton School and the School of Arts & Sciences writes about the soft-side of psychology.