Science News Officer
Ali Sundermier covers physics, astronomy, chemistry, and math in the School of Arts and Sciences. She also works closely with the School of Engineering and Applied Science to assist in covering computer and information science, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, bioengineering, and chemical and biomolecular engineering.
Three Penn faculty elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Three faculty members at the University of Pennsylvania have been elected to the Class of 2018 of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Science steps out of the lab and into Philly’s parks and neighborhoods
Penn researchers and students help get people enthused about STEM fields at the 2018 Philadelphia Science Festival
Penn Global Seminar provides students with mind-opening experiences
During spring break, 15 students from the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Wharton School, Management and Technology program, and School of Arts and Sciences traveled to Beijing and Shanghai to learn more about engineering and technology innovations in China.
Researchers show that cells’ perception of stiffness is a matter of time
The relative stiffness of a cell’s environment is known to have a large effect on that cell’s behavior, including how well the cell can stick or move. Now, a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers demonstrates the role timing plays in how cells perceive this stiffness.
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Topological phenomenon could light the path toward faster optical communications
A new study led by University of Pennsylvania physicist Bo Zhen investigated topological phenomena in open, or non-Hermitian, physical systems which could potentially lead to faster connection speeds in optical communications.
Remembering Hawking: Q&A with Vijay Balasubramanian
Stephen Hawking, one of history’s most influential physicists, spent his life grappling with mysteries of the universe. Vijay Balasubramanian of the School of Arts and Sciences shared some of his memories of Hawking and discussed the impact the Briton had on scientists and nonscientists alike.