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Robin M. Hochstrasser, Donner Professor of Physical Sciences, leaves behind a trail of breakthroughs.Mark Wolverton
Some scientists are content to spend their careers doing good, solid work, not breaking much new ground but building upon the foundations laid by others, making small and quiet contributions where they can.
Dean's Scholars Jacob Goldberg and Colin Fadzen develop new views into life's workings.Mark Wolverton
Life isn’t static. It's a dynamic phenomenon of almost constant movement and change even at the smallest level, where complex protein molecules fold into different three-dimensional shapes and bind with each other in myriad ways.
Graduate students John Briguglio and Xuexin Wei take different approaches to understanding our sensesSusan Ahlborn
How do we see? How do we think? How do we feel? Our brains are pieces of equipment, and like any other equipment, they must work mechanically.
Physics Assistant Professor Alison Sweeney finds light at the bottom of the oceanSusan Ahlborn
In a world searching for efficient, inexpensive energy sources, Alison Sweeney’s research suggests that we examine the giant clam.
College junior Kaiwen Zhu investigates the intricacies of schizophrenia.Blake Cole
Patients with schizophrenia often display both social and cognitive deficits, along with hypersensitivity to otherwise non-harmful stimuli. Pinpointing the exact causes of these symptoms, however, is another matter entirely. But Kaiwen Zhu, C’14, has made it her mission to better understand the intricacies of the disease.
Emily Davis, an undergraduate in the Biological Basis of Behavior Program, investigates sleep deprivation and its effects on memory.Mark Wolverton
What with our smart phones and high-speed internet and social media and overstuffed work and school schedules, our hectic 21st century civilization never slows down.
Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics Mirjam Cvetic makes science appealing to students of all interests and skill levels.Susan Ahlborn
Doctoral candidate Gretchen Stanton improves efficiency in reactions.Blake Cole
Chemistry is all about the details. While lab work might revolve around scientific discovery, practicalities like time and money are inevitable byproducts.
Penn physics students share their stories of being on-hand for the discovery of the Higgs boson.Brea DeFeo
The summer of 2012 saw a monumental discovery in science: the mysterious Higgs boson particle was finally revealed.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry examines what happens when light strikes objects.Mark Wolverton
What makes light? Where does it come from? These are among the first questions most children ask about the world around them, and countless scientists have dedicated their careers to finding the answers.
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