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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

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

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

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

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

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

WW II Vet’s Memorial Day Gift: His Diploma, Finally

WWII forced Arthur Ourieff to cut short his undergraduate education and leave Amherst College two years early. He didn’t attend his graduation, and never received his diploma. That will change on May 26, when the 89-year-old will be awarded his...
24-May-2013 1:00 PM EDT

In Speed Test, Quantum Beats Conventional Computing

A quantum computer system is “thousands of times faster” than conventional computing in solving an important problem type, an Amherst College computer science professor finds.
8-May-2013 11:00 AM EDT

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