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Hans Bethe Lecture to illuminate black hole paradox

This year's Hans Bethe Lecture, “Probing the Edges of the Universe: Black Holes, Horizons and Strings,” will be on Wed., Oct. 27 at 7:30 pm in the David Call Alumni Auditorium, Kennedy Hall.
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New moral psychology minor takes on challenging questions

Students across the university can now minor in the growing field of moral psychology, with faculty approving the new area of study July 15.
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Grant to fund conference on climate change in South Asia

A Cornell-led international team of researchers has received a $65,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for its project, “The Next Monsoon: Climate Change and Contemporary Cultural Production in South Asia.”
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A&S Dean featured in PBS/BBC documentary

Astronomer Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of Arts and Sciences, is featured in “Particles Unknown,” airing Oct. 6.
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Natalie Wolchover named A&S Zubrow Visiting Journalist for Spring 2022

The program brings accomplished journalists to Cornell each year to interact with faculty, researchers and students.
Nikole Hannah-Jones

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Creator of 1619 Project to give Kops Lecture

Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the 1619 Project and a staff writer at The New York Times Magazine, will give the Daniel W. Kops Freedom of the Press Lecture on Sept. 9 at 5 p.m.
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Applications now open for Klarman postdoc fellowships in A&S

Applications are now being accepted for the third cohort of the Klarman Postdoctoral Fellowships program in the College of Arts and Sciences. The deadline for submission is Oct. 15.
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$2M grant to fund assessment of biology education

Funding for the five-year project derived from the NSF’s Vision and Change Program.
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New technique illuminates DNA helix

Cornell researchers have identified a new way to measure DNA torsional stiffness – how much resistance the helix offers when twisted – information that can potentially shed light on how cells work.
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Johns Hopkins/APL Artist's impression of Dragonfly in flight over Titan.

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Dragonfly mission to Titan announces big science goals

NASA’s Dragonfly mission, which will send a rotorcraft relocatable lander to Titan’s surface in the mid-2030s, will be the first mission to explore the surface of Titan, and it has big goals.
Saul Teukolsky

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Teukolsky awarded 2021 Dirac Medal

Saul Teukolsky, the Hans A. Bethe Professor of Physics and Astrophysics in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded the International Centre for Theoretical Physics’ 2021 ICTP Dirac Medal and Prize for his contributions to the detection of gravitational waves.
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Davis lab/provided This composite image shows where the selenium atoms reside in the crystal of niobium diselenide, a transition metal dichalcogenide, using conventional scanned tunneling microscopy (left, in grey) and where the electron pairs are observed using scanned Josephson tunneling microscopy (right, in blue).

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Electron-pair discovery advances field of quantum materials

Physicist Séamus Davis and his team have found an exotic state of quantum matter.
Ekaterina Landgren
Sue Longhini Ekaterina Landgren

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Applied math/astronomy student receives Zonta Amelia Earhart Fellowship

Ph.D. student Ekaterina Landgren has received a 2021 Zonta Amelia Earhart Fellowship. The program recognizes women pursuing doctoral degrees in aerospace engineering and space sciences.
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CCAT Observatory, Inc. Mod-Cam receiver for the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope.

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Annual conference on new telescope moves science ahead

More than a hundred people gathered virtually at the end of April for the 2021 annual conference on the CCAT-prime project, which is building the Fred Young Submillimeter Telescope (FYST) in Chile. “First light” is scheduled for 2023.
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Advising, teaching awards honor Arts and Sciences faculty

“During this challenging year, our faculty have demonstrated exemplary caring and commitment to our students."
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Final ‘Racism in America’ webinar on April 27 to focus on our economic system

The webinar will feature four Cornell faculty experts looking at the past as well as present of the relationship of racism to capitalism and the unequal impact of COVID-19 on different sectors of the economy.
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JPL/ NASA An illustration depicting Mars Helicopter Ingenuity during a test flight on Mars

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Roving Mars, by air and land

The Ingenuity helicopter and other rotorcraft could provide reconnaissance for rovers to help guide their routes.
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Dean announces transitions on Arts & Sciences leadership team

Ray Jayawardhana, the Harold Tanner Dean of Arts and Sciences, has announced transitions in the College’s senior leadership team that will take place on July 1.
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Poetry book by Nobel-winning chemist features science, nature

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.
Red book cover: How to Tell a Joke

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Translation updates Cicero’s treatise on jokes as ‘weapons’

Michael Fontaine’s lively new translation amuses as well as instructs.
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