New clues about the orgins of cosmic rays, mysterious high-energy particles that bombard the Earth, have been revealed using NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. For the first time astronomers, including Michael Stage of UMass Amherst, have mapped the rate of acceleration of cosmic ray electrons in a supernova remnant.
AMHERST, Mass. – An analysis of slip rates for 26 active faults in the Los Angeles metropolitan area validates a new approach to modeling fault tectonics and finds that some faults may be moving faster than earlier models estimated, University of Massachusetts Amherst scientists report.
Baritone Andrew Garland, a 2000 graduate of the Department of Music and Dance, was chosen by composer Lee Hoiby to perform “Private First Class Jesse Givens,” a setting for voice and piano of the text of the last letter sent home by an American soldier who died in Iraq, which can be viewed on YouTube.