Science & Technology

Wormhole-like dynamics

Theoretical physicists Vijay Balasubramanian and Jonathan Heckman of the School of Arts & Sciences speak with Penn Today to explain the implications of new research claiming to have observed wormhole-like teleportation on a quantum computer.

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In the News


‘Everybody is cheating’: Why this teacher has adopted an open ChatGPT policy

Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School has formally adopted an A.I. policy into his syllabus in order to teach his students to adapt to new tools while also using them responsibly.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Franklin Institute is honoring pioneers in fields from climate change to cancer research, including two with Philly roots

The Franklin Institute is honoring Nader Engheta of the School of Engineering and Applied Science for inventing new composite “metamaterials” that could be used to make ultrafast computers of the future.


Smithsonian Magazine

Oceans break record for highest temperatures four years in a row

A co-authored study by Michael Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences finds that the world’s oceans have hit their warmest temperatures on record for the fourth year in a row.


Associated Press

Tackling threat of mudslides in soaked California

Douglas Jerolmack of the School of Arts & Sciences says that debris basins can be costly, becoming overwhelmed by new landslides or mudslides that have been worsened by climate change.


The New York Times

Don’t ban ChatGPT in schools. Teach with it

Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School says that teachers need to figure out how to adjust to tools like large language models, which aren’t going to get less capable in the next few years.



Ocean heat content hits record high, a sign of global warming

Michael Mann of the School of Arts & Sciences says that ocean-heat content continues to consistently set records every year, separate from surface warming factors like El Niño.


FinTech News (Switzerland)

The implications of ChatGPT and AI models on fintech and banking

Ethan Mollick of the Wharton School says that ChatGPT is a tipping point for AI, proof that the technology can be useful to a broader population.


Scientific American

Audio astronomy unlocks a universe of sound

College of Arts and Sciences fourth-year Sarah Kane discusses her use of data analysis and machine learning to circumvent her blindness in studying astronomy.


These Philly profs working on VR education, deepfake spotters, and tiny robots make predictions for next-gen tech

Mark Miskin of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is using tools from the semiconductor industry to develop nanotechnologies for microscopic robots.


BBC Science Focus

What are white, pink and brown noise?

A review article by Penn researchers found that outcomes from sleep studies on white and pink noise vary wildly.