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Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences in the news
November 21, 2017

Physicists open the door to the first direct measurement of Berry curvature in solid matter

November 14, 2017

Tardigrades are already some of the hardiest known creatures in our Solar System, and are likely to outlive everything until our Sun eventually swells up and becomes a red giant.

October 26, 2017

Around 630,000 years ago, the Yellowstone supervolcano produced two huge eruptions in relatively quick succession which were so powerful that they fundamentally altered the global climate, according to new research.

October 24, 2017

Researchers test the capability of a novel nanoparticle to remove cadmium toxicity from a freshwater system


Divisional announcements and opportunities

A half dozen professors are named 2017 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

In a new book, sociologist David Pellow explores the interconnected nature of humans, nonhumans and ecosystems

Jamey Marth, Ph.D., professor at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), is the 2017 recipient of the Society for Glycobiology’s Karl Meyer Award.

Biochemist Alison Butler receives the Alfred Bader Award for “elucidating the bioinorganic chemistry of the marine environment.”