The University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Large Millimeter Telescope with picture of black hole horizon in the background

    Supermassive Honor

    UMass Amherst astronomers honored for first-ever black hole image

    The international team of astronomers of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) mission – including eight from the University of Massachusetts Amherst – who earlier this year unveiled the first direct... More

  • A researcher wears a pair of prototype eyeglass sensors.

    Data to Knowledge

    Research advances improve data capture from wearable tech

    Deepak Ganesan has spent the better part of a decade trying to work around noise. Not the noise that sends you racing to Amazon to buy a pair of acoustic headphones. The noise Ganesan contends with... More

  • picture of green Geobacter microbe with trail of decorated wires

    Sustainable Nanowires

    UMass researchers report major advance in electrially conducting nanowires

    UMass Amherst microbiologist Derek Lovley and colleagues report “a major advance” in the quest to develop electrically conductive protein nanowires in the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens for use... More

  • Close up of a maple leaf-shaped bottle of maple syrup situated on a rock with fall foliage in the background.

    Finding the Sweet Spot

    Research shows climate will impact decline of U.S. maple syrup production

    Maple syrup production, one of New England’s cultural icons and a key economic component of the region, will shift northward during the next century due to rising temperatures that will drastically... More

  • UMass Amherst professor Ivan Lee stand in his lab flanked by two graduate students

    Beyond Batteries

    UMass Amherst lays the groundwork for a revolution in wireless wearables

    Smartwatches were big breakthroughs when they hit the market in the early 2000s. Even nascent versions got consumers excited with their ability to play games and access newsfeeds. Two decades later,... More

  • Jeanne Hardy stands in front of a black wall with equations on it.

    Prize-Winning Science

    Chemist Jeanne Hardy untangles the mysteries of Alzheimer's disease

    The challenges wrought by Alzheimer’s disease are increasing with the graying of society in the developed world. Although no suitable treatments for Alzheimer’s disease exist, recent discoveries by... More