Penn State Science
- New gravitational-wave finder scores again
- 15 June 2016 — Less than four months after the historic first-ever detection of gravitational waves, scientists on a team that includes Penn State University physicists and astronomers now have detected another gravitational wave washing over the Earth. "I would never have guessed that we would be so fortunate to have, not only one, but two definitive binary black-hole detections within the first few months of observations," said Chad Hanna, an assistant professor of physics and astronomy & astrophysics at Penn State and co-chair of the Compact Binary Coalescence Group of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO), which detected both the first gravitational wave and this new one since beginning observations last fall.
- Science-U Summer Camps Inspire Future Scientists
- 15 June 2016 — What do disease transmission, water conservation, crime scene investigation, LEGO robotics, and science leadership all have in common? Science summer camp! From June 19 through August 5, the Eberly College of Science’s summer camp program, Science-U, will host hundreds of campers from grades 2-12 in its 15 different science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) camps.
- Albert elected to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
- 02 June 2016 — Reka Albert, Distinguished Professor of Physics and Biology at Penn State University, has been elected as an external member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Albert was elected to the Section of Biological Sciences of the Academy and is being honored for her work applying network models to complex biological systems. Founded in 1825, the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is the oldest scientific institution in Hungary. Its main functions are to cultivate and to promote scientific research in Hungary and by Hungarian scientists.