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Yale Geophysicist Wins Guggenheim

Yale Geophysicist Wins Guggenheim

Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded annually to artists and scientists whose accomplishments in their fields show great promise for the future. Among the 180 selected fellows this year, one of the twenty-one in the natural sciences was Yale’s A.M. Bateman Professor

Scientists Awarded AAAS Fellowships

Scientists Awarded AAAS Fellowships

Four Yale scientists were recently honored as fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The AAAS honors a handful of scientists each year who are elected by their peers for their contributions to the scientific community.

Physics Chair Forges Ahead

Physics Chair Forges Ahead

The Alder Women’s Board recently recognized Meg Urry, Israel Munson Professor of Physics & Astronomy and the Department Chair of Physics, with the Women in Space Science Award. Previous awardees include elite women scientists, such as former NASA Spacecraft Commander

Building Lungs on Scaffolding

Building Lungs on Scaffolding

Breathing is so effortless that we often take it for granted. However, our lungs are actually very delicate tissues with limited regeneration capacity. Upon lung failure, the only way to replace the tissue is by transplantation, yet this procedure is

Keeping the Noise Level Down

Keeping the Noise Level Down

“The signals we measure are extremely weak: it’s like trying to detect on Earth the signal from a cell phone on the Moon.” Frederick William Beinecke Professor of Applied Physics & Physics Michel Devoret, armed with an extensive knowledge of

Engineering Flexible Robotic Hands

Engineering Flexible Robotic Hands

Picking up and holding small objects tightly are simple and mindless tasks that people have been doing since toddlerhood. Devising a mechanical hand that can perform those tasks, on the other hand, has been the dream of many automation designers

Gender Influence of Mental Illness

Gender Influence of Mental Illness

Led by Peter T. Morgan, an associate professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, a new study has shown that the genders of both alcoholic parents and their offspring can be determinant risk factors for the different types

Zinc Salts in Treating Gastric Reflux

Zinc Salts in Treating Gastric Reflux

Groundbreaking research at the Yale School of Medicine has shown that zinc salts can be used to quickly and effectively treat painful gastric acid-reflux diseases. Published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, this study was conducted by John Geibel, Professor

Mapping a Million Galaxies

Mapping a Million Galaxies

Echoes of the early universe are still detectable today within the its current structure. Waves moving through the young universe changed matter densities, affecting the distribution of galaxies in the present universe. These waves provide an indirect tool for characterizing