One of the world’s leading Antarctic climate researchers, UMass Amherst geoscientist Rob DeConto, will present the high-profile S.T. Lee Lecture in Antarctic Studies on Sept. 3 at Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand.
Using one of the most sensitive neutrino detectors on the planet, an international team of physicists including Andrea Pocar, Laura Cadonati and doctoral student Keith Otis at UMass Amherst report in the current issue of Nature that for the first time they have directly detected neutrinos created by the “keystone” proton-proton (pp) fusion process going on at the sun’s core.
Computer systems engineers Michael Zink and David Irwin at UMass Amherst recently received a three-year, $390,000 National Science Foundation grant to help create a new instrument for the national research community known as a “cloud laboratory.”
Computer scientist Benjamin Marlin recently received a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development award to develop machine learning-based tools for analyzing complex, large-scale clinical and mobile health data.
A team of materials chemists, polymer scientists, device physicists and others at UMass Amherst today report a breakthrough technique for controlling molecular assembly of nanoparticles over multiple length scales that should allow faster, cheaper, more ecologically friendly manufacture of organic photovoltaics and other electronic devices.
UMass Amherst Polymer scientist James Watkins and colleagues, in collaboration with General Electric Co. and the Air Force, are developing a patch that would gauge stress and fatigue among armed services personnel. Watkins discusses his research on Fox 25 Boston's Morning Show.
Climate scientists at UMass Amherst recently received a grant from the National Science Foundation to study an extremely thick, immobile area of ice that may once have covered much of the Arctic Ocean during glacial periods, providing new insights into its possible role in, and mechanisms of, abrupt climate change.
Physicists Christian Santangelo and Arthur Evans and polymer scientist Ryan Hayward at UMass Amherst, with others at Cornell and Western New England University, are using origami-based folding methods for “tuning” the fundamental physical properties of any type of thin sheet, which may eventually lead to development of molecular-scale machines that could snap into place and perform mechanical tasks.