Penn State Science
- C.R. Rao Receives 37th Honorary Doctoral Degree from the State University of New York
- 23 May 2013 — Penn State's C.R. Rao, Emeritus Holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Statistics, long recognized as one of the world's top statisticians, has been awarded an honorary doctorate degree from the State University of New York. He received the degree at the 167th commencement of the University at Buffalo earlier this year.
- Record-Breaking High-Energy Particles from Space Detected by Telescope Buried in the Antarctic Ice
- 17 May 2013 — A massive telescope buried in the Antarctic ice has detected 28 extremely high-energy neutrinos -- elementary particles that likely originate outside our solar system. Two of these neutrinos had energies many thousands of times higher than the highest-energy neutrino that any man-made particle accelerator has ever produced, according to a team of IceCube Neutrino Observatory researchers that includes Penn State scientists. These new record-breaking neutrinos had energies greater than 1,000,000,000,000,000 volts or, as the scientists say, 1 peta-electron volt (PeV).
- Brendan Mullan Selected as a 2013 National Geographic Emerging Explorer
- 15 May 2013 — Brendan Mullan, an astrobiologist, science educator, and a recent Ph.D. graduate from Penn State, joins a roboticist, a glaciologist, a planetary geologist, an artist and an entrepreneur as one of 17 visionary, young trailblazers from around the world who have been selected as this year’s National Geographic Emerging Explorers.