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Physics Professor David Hall and Team First to Tie Knots in Quantum Matter

Physicists have long predicted the possibility of tying knots in quantum fields. But no one has been able to make or observe a three-dimensional quantum knot, until now. In a breakthrough discovery explored in a paper published in Nature...
27-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Amherst College Professor David Hall and Team Observe Quantum-Mechanical Monopoles

Amherst College professor David S. Hall and a team of collaborators have experimentally identified a pointlike monopole in a quantum field for the first time. The discovery gives scientists insight into the monopole magnet, an elementary particle...
30-Apr-2015 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Amherst College Astronomy Professor Detects Record-Breaking Black Hole Outburst

Last September, after years of watching, a team of scientists led by Amherst College astronomy professor Daryl Haggard observed and recorded the largest-ever flare in X-rays from a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way.
5-Jan-2015 5:15 PM EST Add to Favorites

Amherst College Professor’s Bold Experiment Takes Aim at Malnutrition in India

Amherst College economics professor Prakarsh Singh been awarded a competitive $100,000 Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) Award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to run an ambitious 18-month experiment evaluating the use of monetary...
29-Jul-2014 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Amherst College Launches Sports Analytics Initiative, Seeking to Leverage Success of its “Moneyball” Alumni

Amherst College is introducing students to the analytical side of college athletics, and, in the process, reinforcing its pipeline to the business of sports.
28-Apr-2014 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Amherst College and Aalto University Scientists Discover Long-Awaited Synthetic Particle

Researchers have created and photographed synthetic magnetic monopoles under lab conditions. The development lays the foundation for the underlying structure of the natural magnetic monopole – the detection of which would be a revolutionary event...
29-Jan-2014 1:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Ramen Noodles: A Possible Solution to World Hunger?

In The Noodle Narratives: The Global Rise of an Industrial Food into the Twenty-First Century, Amherst College professor Deborah Gewertz and her co-authors examine the history, manufacturing and consumption of instant noodles and argue that the food...
20-Aug-2013 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

App’s Goal: Track Wildflower STD That Intrigued Darwin

Combine a new app with an STD in wildflowers that a prominent scientist calls the best model system for studying disease and what do you get? A project that could give the world a better understanding about how illness is spread in natural...
12-Jul-2013 11:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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