AMHERST, Mass. – An international team of scientists led by Julie Brigham-Grette of the University of Massachusetts Amherst has received $3.2 million from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to fund an expedition to a polar lake in Siberia.
AMHERST, Mass. – Tashi Zangmo of Bhutan, a graduate student in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is working toward her doctorate with the help of an $11,000 grant from the Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF). Zangmo received the grant from among 134 applicants.
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.
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, according to researchers in the Geosciences Department.
Janna Baty of the Department of Music and Dance is playing the part of the evil spider in “The Bug Opera” in its East Coast premiere performances in Providence (Nov. 17), Littleton (Nov. 18-19) and at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in Amherst at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 27.