In recognition of his outstanding achievement in chemical research, Amos B. Smith III of Penn Arts and Sciences has been named the recipient of the 2014 William H. Nichols Medal by the New York Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS). To date, 16 recipients of the Nichols Medal have also...
Associate professor Joshua Plotkin and postdoctoral researcher Alexander Stewart, both of the Department of Biology, examined the outcome of the classic game theory match-up known as the “Prisoner’s Dilemma,” as played repeatedly b
Penn astronomers are playing an integral role in the Dark Energy Survey, a global project that will map one-eighth of the sky in unprecedented detail using the world’s most powerful digital camera. The Dark Energy Camera is able to see light from more than 100,000 galaxies up to eight billion light...
Camille Z. Charles, Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in the Social Sciences, has been selected as a 2013-14 fellow by The Straus Institute for the Advanced Study of Law & Justice at New York University.
It has been thought that the last ice age peaked about 20,000 years ago, but geologist Jane Willenbring and her team have discovered that glaciers actually reached their maximum extension around 6,000 years earlier, at least in southern Europe.
A new multi-disciplinary study at Penn illuminates a crucial step in the process of cell movement. The protein they examined, Exo70, induces a reshaping of the cell’s plasma membrane, a necessary step in how a cell migrates from one location to another.
Randall Kamien, Vicki and William Abrams Professor in the Natural Sciences in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Penn Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 grant from the Simons Foundation, as part of its 2013 class of Simons Investigators.