In today's global economy, where money and ideas change hands at a dizzying speed, and generating sophisticated innovation and knowledge are the new sources of growth and wealth, it can be tempting for many countries to try to tap into that wealth by establishing elite research universities from scratch. After all, top-tier universities are outpacing the smartest companies in the world with their original research.
Andrea Matwyshyn of the Wharton School comments on how companies respond to cyber attacks.
Shai Revzen of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is highlighted for creating Foambot.
WHO: Steven Chu
Nobel Prize-winning physicist and the U.S. secretary of energy
WHAT: A lecture on “How Innovation Has Changed the World.”
PHILADELPHIA -- Major advances in materials science and nanotechnology promise to revolutionize electronic devices with unprecedented strength and conductivity, but those promises can’t be fulfilled if the devices can’t be consistently manufactured.
Matt Blaze of the School of Engineering and Applied Science comments on federal use ofsecret devices for locating people via cellphones.
Penn students win a grand prize for the 2011 PennApps Hackathon.
PHILADELPHIA — University of Pennsylvania evolutionary biologists have resolved a long-standing paleontological problem by reconciling the fossil record of species diversity with modern DNA samples.