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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.
Recent College graduate Avanthi Raghavan investigates the gene that may play a role in cardiovascular disease.Tracey Quinlan Dougherty
Even as a high school student, Avanthi Raghavan, C’12, G’12, knew her way around a laboratory.
Graduate student Brad Dober works to map out the night sky.Mark Wolverton
It’s a safe bet that most scientists don’t believe in reincarnation. But they’ll have to make an exception for the BLAST balloon-borne telescope.
Graduating senior Arielle Spellun sheds light on some of nature’s most accomplished artists.Mark Wolverton
Humans do it, whales do it, but it’s the beautiful creatures we call songbirds who are perhaps the true masters of the art of singing. The complex neurological functions that allow birds to create their lovely songs gave Arielle Spellun, freshly minted graduate of Penn’s Biological Basis of Behavior program, her senior honors thesis.
Jane Willenbring measures the rapid rate at which ice sheets are receding.Blake Cole
Frigid temperatures, constant daylight and complete isolation from civilization—it doesn’t sound like a model camping trip.
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