Roald Hoffmann received a Nobel Prize in 1981 for chemistry—and he’s been writing poetry since the 1970s. His fifth book of poetry, “Constants in Motion,” was recently published by Dos Madres Press. These poems interweave Hoffmann’s scientific perspective with his poetic sensibility.
A team of Canadian researchers have been awarded $4.9 million in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation to help build a next generation telescope, the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST), part of the CCAT-prime project, an international collaboration including Cornell University.
New research by Harry Greene, professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology, suggests that for some cobras, the venom evolved additional complexity to deter potential enemies– possibly including bipedal, larger-brained hominins like Homo erectus, our extinct close relative.
While some consider public opinion polls critical to democratic accountability, others question the ability of today’s pollsters to accurately reflect the public’s preferences on issues and candidates.
Black feminist scholars will examine the current socio-political and cultural moment in “Triangle Breathing: A Conversation with Hortense Spillers and Alexis Pauline Gumbs,” the final Barbara & David Zalaznick Reading Series: At Home virtual event of the fall.
Former U.S. Sen. John Kerry, secretary of state in former President Barack Obama’s administration and 2004 Democratic presidential nominee, will be the Belnick Family LaFeber/Lowi Presidential Forum speaker Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. The virtual event is open to those with a Cornell NetID; registration is required.
Director Robert H. Lieberman ’62 takes viewers on a journey into the vast and little-known country of Mongolia in his latest film, “Echoes of the Empire: Beyond Genghis Khan,” in a one-week online sneak peek beginning Oct. 16.
Cornell Cinema and Cinemapolis of Ithaca are presenting the advance showings, ahead of the film’s international release. The film will be available for two-day rental, for $12.
The Carl Sagan Institute is getting a boost from an unexpected source: Fiat Chrysler Automotive’s ad for its new plug-in hybrid, Jeep’s Wrangler 4XE. The ad features the late Carl Sagan’s famous “Pale Blue Dot” monologue and images -- and for every view of the ad on Jeep’s Youtube channel, a donation will be made to the Carl Sagan Institute (CSI).