In "The Consciousness Revolutions," Shimon Edelman traces the evolution of consciousness, from the most basic phenomenal awareness of bacteria to the pleasures and pains of human self-consciousness to the political possibilities of social consciousness.
Part of Cornell's Mellon Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, Cornell students explored creative ways to understand urban landscapes during two cross-disciplinary courses this year.
The United States will deploy nuclear-armed submarines to South Korea for the first time in 40 years — part of a new agreement, signed Wednesday, and signaling Washington's commitment to defend Seoul against nuclear threats from North Korea.
May 2, MacArthur Fellow P. Gabrielle Foreman will give a talk, “Why Didn’t We Know?!: The Forgotten History of the Colored Conventions and 19th-Century Black Political Organizing,” on the history of 19th century Black activism.
By expanding access to Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance exchanges to immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, the Biden administration is taking an important step to expand access to healthcare for DACA beneficiaries, says professor Jamila Michener.
Vincent Brown, the Charles Warren Professor of American History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University, will deliver this year’s Reuben A. and Cheryl Casselberry Munday Distinguished Lecture April 17.
Nita Farahany, a scholar who focuses on ethical, legal, and social implications of emerging technologies, will be the featured speaker for an April 12 event hosted by the Milstein Program in Technology & Humanity.
Government scholar Sarah Kreps: The recent hearings on Capitol Hill and ongoing debates about a TikTok ban have shown how difficult it is to balance privacy concerns with core democratic principles of free speech.
Research in the realm of accelerator physics focuses a lot on where you get the particles from. My group’s expertise is creating and manipulating electron beams. We’re typically interested in studying a process called photon emission by way of using light to impinge on a specially engineered material that will emit electrons when illuminated. My group are experts in generating high brightness electron beams via photoemission, using light to generate electrons.
I joined the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in 2005. The project then was already in the middle of construction and primarily I worked on the pixel detector and getting that ready for data taking, which started in 2010. But already I was thinking about what we want to do in the future. So I got involved with the H luminosity LHC upgrade, the next major upgrade of the facility at CERN that will allow us to take data at a rate that is in order of magnitude higher than what we have been doing so far. Starting about 2014, we really started seriously to make the plans for this work which had been listed as the highest priority project for the LHC upgrades.
As a graduate student in Germany at a national research lab, students weren’t allowed to do many thing for themselves. My advisor sent me to Cornell for six months to learn how to do things. In Newman Lab, the students do everything – how to use the clean room, how to solder, etc. So after I finished my PhD I came back to Newman Lab and Cornell.
Astrophysicist Wendy L. Freedman will describe the current state of cosmology and her work with the Hubble Space Telescope that has led to some of the most precise measurements of the Hubble constant made to date.
The United States is expanding its presence in Southeast Asia with an agreement to establish four bases in the Philippines, as part of an Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA). Professor Thomas Pepinsky says the deal is a major development in U.S. Indo-Pacific strategy.
New York Representative George Santos has told GOP colleagues that he is temporarily stepping back from his congressional committee assignments. Steve Israel, professor of government and policy at Cornell University and a former congressman, can speak to the ramifications for Santos’ constituents.