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Fossil Feathers: the Research of a Genius

Fossil Feathers: the Research of a Genius

Professor Richard Prum, receipient of a MacArthur Genius Grant, has combined fields as diverse as developmental biology and optical physics to study the evolution of feathers, providing a glimpse of the colors of long-extinct species.

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A Quantum Means Toward a Macro End: The Solid-State Processor

A Quantum Means Toward a Macro End: The Solid-State Processor

A team of Yale physicists led by Professor Robert Schoelkopf have advanced the field of quantum computing by constructing the first solid-state quantum processor and using it to run a search algorithm.

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James Kern Baird

James Kern Baird

James “Jim” Baird, ES ’63, Professor of Chemistry and Adjunct Professor of Physics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, has spent his career exploring physics and its connections to chemistry.

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Conference Held in Honor of Mathematician’s Achievements

Conference Held in Honor of Mathematician’s Achievements

A recent conference arranged by Yale professor Gregg Zuckerman’s graduate students in honor of his achievements in mathematical physics brought together leading group theorists and mathematical physicists.

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Dreaming of Dark Matter

Dreaming of Dark Matter

Dark matter, an important component of most cosmological theories, is being investigated by several new experiments, including the Free Electron Laser, the ATLAS experiment at the LHC, and Project LUX.

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Martin Jesse Klein: Physics Historian

Martin Jesse Klein: Physics Historian

Dr. Martin Jesse Klein, highly-regarded historian of modern phys­ics, passed away last year in Chapel Hill, North Caro­lina, at the age of 84.

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Tracking Tiny Particles: The Neutrino Expert

Tracking Tiny Particles: The Neutrino Expert

Bonnie T. Fleming, recently appointed Horace D. Taft Associate Profes­sor of Physics, focuses her research on experimentally defining the fundamen­tal behavior of the tiny elemental particles known as neutrinos.

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New Methods to Detect Pigment Preservation in Fossil Feathers

New Methods to Detect Pigment Preservation in Fossil Feathers

Thanks to preserved evidence of melanin in a fossil feather from Brazil, paleontologists at the Peabody Museum have come one step closer to reconstructing a visual representation of early birds and dinosaurs.

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Everyday Q&A: Why is snow white?

Everyday Q&A: Why is snow white?

Snowflakes are miniscule crystals of ice that contain intricate surface patterns on every face. This complex geometry acts as a mirror, reflecting nearly all the light that strikes it.

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Schoelkopf Earns Norton Professorship

Since joining the Yale faculty in 1998, Schoel­kopf, newly endowed William A. Norton Professor of Applied Physics and Physics, has focused on quantum computing and nanoscale physics.

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