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Where are they now?  Thomas Kempner, SM ‘75

Where are they now? Thomas Kempner, SM ‘75

Twenty-five years ago, Thomas Kempner SM ’75 co-founded a hedge fund with $6 million of assets under management. Today, the fund is 2000 times larger and has $14 billion of assets under management. Ironically, Kempner did not major in economics.

Undergrad profile: Sun Lee, SY ’09

Undergrad profile: Sun Lee, SY ’09

Last March, Sun Lee, SY ’09, found herself with fourteen other Yalies, a professor, and a guide in the rainforest of Peru, slashing her way through the underbrush in search of plants. As part of the Rain Forest Expedition course,

Statins have once again hit the news

Statins have once again hit the news

Last year, statins made headlines when they appeared on Forbes magazine’s list of “America’s 20 Best Selling Drugs.” Pfizer’s Lipitor came in first place with a whopping $8.4 billion worth of sales, and Merck’s Zocor came in second with $4.4

Spreading the Word about Diffusion: Professor Daniel Rosner Investigates Thermal Diffusion

Spreading the Word about Diffusion: Professor Daniel Rosner Investigates Thermal Diffusion

It is the rare scientific concept that manages to crossover to the vernacular. It is even rarer that the concept becomes essential to the standard ninth grade social studies curriculum, but diffusion has done it. You may have been introduced

Rain Devastation

Rain Devastation

Shifting global climate patterns have resulted in deadly mudslides in Brazil. What could these changes mean for susceptible areas of the U.S., especially California?

New Innovator in the Chemistry Department receives NIH Award

New Innovator in the Chemistry Department receives NIH Award

Assistant Professor of Chemistry David Spiegel recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award of $1.5 million to fund his research on bifunctional small molecules. The NIH developed this award to help new scientists begin their

New Innovator in the Chemistry Department receives NIH Award

New Innovator in the Chemistry Department receives NIH Award

Assistant Professor of Chemistry David Spiegel recently received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s New Innovator Award of $1.5 million to fund his research on bifunctional small molecules. The NIH developed this award to help new scientists begin their

Is Yawning Contagious?

Is Yawning Contagious?

Think about when you are most likely to yawn: maybe when bored in class, anxious about an exam, or getting ready for bed. However, odds are that you have an even higher chance of yawning right after you see someone

Heart Attack Treatment 2.0

Heart Attack Treatment 2.0

A recent study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health investigated the relationship between an online community and improvement of treatment times for heart attack patients.

Fourier Transform: Nature’s Way of Analyzing Data

Fourier Transform: Nature’s Way of Analyzing Data

In his biophysics research, Yale Professor Peter Moore uses the same mathematical
method that a lens uses to project images on the retina and that an MP3 player uses
to compress audio files. The mathematical method is called the Fourier transform.