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Everyday Q&A: How to Lose Weight

Everyday Q&A: How to Lose Weight

“Why do astronauts floating in space feel weightless?” “Why does riding that rollercoaster give me the sensation that my organs are lurching out of my body?” “I feel light and skinny when the elevator starts going down!” To explain these

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,

Departmental notes: Environmental Engineering

Departmental notes: Environmental Engineering

Environmental Engineering Professor Julie Zimmerman and Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics Shelia Olmstead have received a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to study water management issues in the Great Lakes system, one of the largest freshwater systems

Departmental notes: Physics

Departmental notes: Physics

Assistant Professor Physics Richard Easther recently received a 5-year National Science Foundation Career Award. Easther’s research focuses on theoretical elementary particles, such as superstring theory and cosmology. Charles University recently awarded the 2008 Commemorative Medal to Gibbs Professor of Physics

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

The Art of Science and the Science of Art

The Art of Science and the Science of Art

Anthony Zee’s Fearful Symmetry: the Search for Beauty in Modern Physics distinguishes itself in its attempt to construct a way of seeing that uses both scientific and artistic approaches.