Alumnus of Darden's The Executive Program Ready for Liftoff to Space Station

An article featuring UVA Darden School of Business alumnus Scott Tingle (The Executive Program '15) who is pursuing his lifelong dream of space travel

First Detection of Gravitational Waves From Colliding Neutron Stars

The discovery of gravitational waves from a cataclysmic merger of a binary neutron star system celebrated by leading astrophysics expert.

Putting New Tools in the Hands of Leading Canadian Scientists

More than $554 million for new labs and equipment to help Canadian researchers discover, innovate and train the next generation of scientists for the jobs of tomorrow.

Racial microaggressions in STEM and solar system shake-ups from the University of Utah at DPS 17

University of Utah scientists gather with their peers in Provo, Utah, next week at the American Astronomical Society's Division of Planetary Sciences annual meeting, Oct. 15-20. Below are summaries of presentations at the meeting, along with the time and date of the presentation and primary contact information.

Connecting the Dots

Oak Ridge National Laboratory nuclear physicists and their partners are using America's most powerful supercomputers to characterize behavior of objects, from subatomic neutrons to neutron stars, that differ dramatically in size yet are closely connected by physics.

PPPL and General Atomics team up to make TRANSP code widely available

Feature describes coupling of TRANSP and OMFIT codes to expand the TRANSP global

UChicago Physicist Lauds Nobel Winners Who Helped Detect Gravitational Waves

The University of Chicago's Daniel Holz this morning saluted the three newest Nobel laureates in physics, with whom he worked as a member of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory. The Nobel Foundation honored Kip Thorne, Rainer Weiss and Barry Barish "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the observation of gravitational waves."

Cartography of the Cosmos

There are hundreds of billions of stars in our own Milky Way galaxy, interspersed with all manner of matter, from the dark to the sublime. This is the universe that Argonne researcher Salman Habib is trying to reconstruct, structure by structure, combining telescope surveys with next-generation data analysis and simulation techniques currently being primed for exascale computing.

A TOAST for Next Generation CMB Experiments

Computational cosmologists at Berkeley Lab recently achieved a critical milestone in preparation for upcoming CMB experiments: scaling their data simulation and reduction framework TOAST to run on all 658,784 Intel Knights Landing Xeon Phi processor cores on NERSC's Cori supercomputer. The team also implemented a new TOAST module to simulate the noise introduced when ground-based telescopes look at the CMB through the atmosphere.

25 Years After the Last U.S. Nuclear Test

25 years ago today, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory conducted its last nuclear test. With the end of that era came the birth of stockpile stewardship and a new generation of science-focused weapon physicists.

$1.6 Million NSF Grant to Advance Understanding of 'Amorphous' Materials

A physics professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology will lead a four-year effort to spur research, development and commercial adoption of a new class of oxide semiconductors that outperform silicon-based transistors and could lead to new uses for flexible displays.

WVU Physicists Chase New 'Wave' of Condensed Matter Research

Just one year after arriving at West Virginia University, physicist Lian Li is taking physics research to new frontiers. In collaboration with fellow WVU condensed matter experiment expert Cheng Cen, they are breaking the rules of classical physics in search of a solution to making computers faster than ever.

Students Discuss 'Cosmic Opportunities' at 45th Annual SLAC Summer Institute

When the moon threw its shadow on the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory during the Aug. 21 partial solar eclipse, it created the perfect backdrop for the 45th annual SLAC Summer Institute (SSI). This year, the program was all about the fascinating universe. The two-week summer institute attracted an international crowd of 123 participants, mostly graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, who discussed "cosmic opportunities" in particle physics and astrophysics research with world-renowned experts in the field.

Water and Air: Flying Fish UAAV Can Go Anywhere

Johns Hopkins APL researchers created a fixed-wing, unmanned vehicle that could autonomously operate underwater and then propel itself fast enough to make the transition into the air, becoming an autonomous flying aerial vehicle.

Argonne opens call for second cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations

Argonne opens call for second cohort of Chain Reaction Innovations. Applications will be accepted from Sept. 5 through Oct. 13.

PPPL Physicists Essential to New Campaign on World's Most Powerful Stellarator

Feature describes PPPL contribution to resumption of research on the Wendelstein 7-X stellarator in Germany.

Big Bang - The Movie

In a new approach to enable scientific breakthroughs, researchers linked together supercomputers at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) and at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Charles Bentley, Pioneering UW-Madison Glaciologist Who Measured West Antarctic Ice Sheet, Dies

Charles R. Bentley, an intrepid University of Wisconsin-Madison glaciologist and geophysicist who was among the first scientists to measure the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the late 1950s, died Aug. 19 in Oakland, California. He was 87.

Johns Hopkins APL's 'Dragonfly' Dual-Quadcopter Aims to Explore Titan, Saturn's Largest Moon

The Dragonfly mission concept would use an instrumented, radioisotope-powered, dual-quadcopter to explore Saturn's largest moon, Titan, one of our solar system's "ocean worlds."

The Wonderland of ALICE: Q&A with Thomas M. Cormier

Oak Ridge National Laboratory physicist Thomas M. Cormier provides an update of ALICE, "A Large Ion Collider Experiment" at CERN's Large Hadron Collider to explore the physics of the early universe.

Extreme-Scale Code Models Extremely Hot Plasma to Explain Spontaneous Transition

For the first time, scientists modeled the spontaneous bifurcation of turbulence to high-confinement mode, solving a 35-year-old mystery.

PPPL Delivers New Key Components to Help Power a Fusion Energy Experiment

Article describes PPPL's design and delivery of pole shields for DIII-D neutral beam injectors.

Physicists Move Closer to Listening in on Sub-Atomic Conversation

Calculations of a subatomic particle called the sigma provide insight into the communication between subatomic particles deep inside the heart of matter.

SLU, Ameren Missouri to Provide Research Data for NASA from Solar Eclipse Monday, Aug. 21

Ameren Missouri and Saint Louis University are partners on an innovative weather forecasting system called Quantum Weather that provides detailed severe weather information to improve energy restoration for customers during storms.

Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory: Don't Try to Photograph the Eclipse. Take Pictures of These Instead.

Unless you have specialized equipment, a tripod, and some good post-production skills, your photos of the eclipse will be mediocre at best--and you risk ruining your phone. Take pictures of pinhole projections and shadow bands instead.