Theoretical physicist Michael Ramsey-Musolf recently opened the Amherst Center for Fundamental Interactions in the Lederle Graduate Research Center with the mission of joining together theoretical and experimental physics in a quest to seek the elusive answers to how the universe works.
Donald Tomaskovic-Devey, professor of sociology at UMass Amherst, has been named one of the scholars and social scientists to receive the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s 2014 Anneliese Maier Research Award.
Theoretical computer scientist Yariv Levy and colleagues' research suggests that rehabilitation strategies coupling meditation-like practices with drug and behavior therapies are more helpful than drug-plus-talk therapy alone when helping people overcome addiction.
The National Academy of Inventors this week named Todd Emrick, polymer science and engineering, a fellow of the academy, which seeks to recognize the fellows’ “prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.”
Three UMass Amherst economists who found serious errors in a key study that lawmakers around the globe used as a cornerstone of austerity policies have been named to Foreign Policy magazine’s list of 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2013.
Immunologists Barbara A. Osborne and Lisa M. Minter at UMass Amherst, as part of a multi-institution research team, will share a five-year, $4.8 million National Cancer Institute grant to target multiple diseases
Anna Nagurney, the John F. Smith Memorial Professor of Operations Management at the Isenberg School of Management, was an invited speaker at the Network Frontier Workshop, which took place Dec. 4-6 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill.
The workshop, according to its website, highlighted...
Writing in the current special issue of Nature dedicated to coastal regions, geoscientist Jon Woodruff, with co-authors say, “Society must learn to live with a rapidly evolving shoreline that is increasingly prone to flooding from tropical cyclones.”
Reproductive epidemiologist Lisa Chasan-Taber will lead off the 2013-14 Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series on Monday, Dec. 9 with a talk titled “It’s Never too Early: Diabetes Prevention in Pregnancy.”