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William Zeng, BK ‘11

William Zeng, BK ‘11

William Zeng, BK ’11 was selected as a Rhodes Scholar; he will pursue a Master of Science in mathematics and the foundations of computer science at Oxford in October.

Vegetables Associated With Reduced Prostate Cancer Risk

Vegetables Associated With Reduced Prostate Cancer Risk

New epidemiology studies have shown that diets rich in fruits and vegetables correlate with a reduced risk for certain kinds of cancer. Victoria Kirsh, a former Yale School of Public Health doctoral student, evaluated the association between such diets and

Thermal Cracking- A Driving Factor in Plate Tectonics?

Thermal Cracking- A Driving Factor in Plate Tectonics?

Plate tectonics on Earth has long been regarded as a somewhat puzzling phenomenon. Why is Earth’s lithosphere – the outer crust and the cold part of the upper mantle – divided into several massive plates that drift over the globe?

The Frame-Work of Fractals

The Frame-Work of Fractals

Professor Michael Frame researches fractals, including those generated by iterated function systems, and brings his passion for them to the classroom, driven by the beauty of mathematical problem-solving.

Reaching Tissue Engineering, Layer by Layer

Reaching Tissue Engineering, Layer by Layer

The science of tissue engineering has taken another step forward thanks to Professor Paul Van Tassel’s latest investigations in the Yale Department of Engineering. At the Tassel lab, ongoing research is focused on creating multilayer nanofi lms that integrate biomaterials,

Quantum Mechanics on the Macroscale

Quantum Mechanics on the Macroscale

By studying micron scale circuits and millimeter-sized mirrors, Professor Jack Harris has shown that large-scale objects can exhibit quantum properties.

Photons on Demand

Photons on Demand

Will our near future be characterized by supercomputers and artificial atoms? Dr. Robert Schoelkopf, Professor of Applied Physics and Physics, and Dr. Steven Girvin, Deputy Provost for Science and Technology, believe so. Their latest project involves using artificial atoms to

Mathematical Models of Actin Formation

Mathematical Models of Actin Formation

Thomas Pollard, Sterling Professor and former Chair of Molecular, Cellular & Developmental Biology, recently published a review on the use of mathematical modeling and simulations in actin filament dependant processes.

Machine Morality: Computing Right and Wrong

Machine Morality: Computing Right and Wrong

Yale researcher Wendell Wallach considers the ethical, technical, and legal difficulties of creating machines that are capable of moral decision-making.

Hadapt: Yale Startup

Hadapt: Yale Startup

Daniel Abadi, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, has started a company called Hadapt to commercialize his research on distributed database systems, aiming to build an adaptive data analysis platform by combining relational databases and MapReduce.