News and Events from the Eberly College of Science
Mystery of rare 5-hour space explosion explained with help from US/Russia and US/UK/Italy satellites
17 September 2014 — Next week in St. Petersburg, Russia, scientists on an international team that includes Penn State University astronomers will present a paper that provides a simple explanation for mysterious ultra-long gamma-ray bursts -- a very rare form of the most powerful explosions in the universe.
Rethinking the Basic Science of Graphene Synthesis (7 September 2014)
Niel Brandt Named Verne M. Willaman Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics (2 September 2014)
Zombie ant fungi 'know' brains of their hosts (22 August 2014)
Miriam Freedman Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award (20 August 2014)
Pygmy phenotype developed many times, adaptive to rainforest (18 August 2014)