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Free public minicourse starts on January 21: Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science
Free public minicourse starts on January 21: Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science 05 January 2017"The Quest for One Healthy Planet" is the 2017 theme of the annual Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science -- a free public minicourse that does not require registration or exams. The lectures take place on six consecutive Saturday mornings beginning at 11:00 a.m. in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The six speakers are scientists whose research is at the frontiers of knowledge about how the health of the Earth is affecting the health of people and other forms of life on our planet.
Donald Richards presents invited address at world’s largest mathematics meeting
Donald Richards presents invited address at world’s largest mathematics meeting 09 January 2017Donald Richards, professor of statistics at Penn State University, presented the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) - American Mathematical Society (AMS) Invited Address at the Joint Mathematics Meeting (JMM) in Atlanta, Georgia, on January 6, 2017. The JMM is the largest mathematics meeting in the world. This year’s meeting is the 100th annual meeting of the MAA and the 123rd annual meeting of the AMS.
Deepest x-ray image ever reveals black hole treasure trove
Deepest x-ray image ever reveals black hole treasure trove 09 January 2017An unparalleled image from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory is giving an international team of astronomers the best look yet at the growth of black holes over billions of years beginning soon after the Big Bang. This is the deepest X-ray image ever obtained, collected with about 7 million seconds, or 11 and a half weeks, of Chandra observing time.
An ecological invasion mimics a drunken walk
An ecological invasion mimics a drunken walk 11 January 2017A theory that uses the mathematics of a drunken walk describes ecological invasions better than waves, according to Tim Reluga, associate professor of mathematics and biology, Penn State.
Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering Scheduled for January 23 and 24
Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering Scheduled for January 23 and 24 17 January 2017William R. Jacobs, Jr., professor of microbiology and immunology and professor of genetics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, will present the Russell Marker Lectures in Genetic Engineering on January 23 and 24, 2017 at the Penn State University Park campus. The free public lectures are sponsored by the Penn State Eberly College of Science.
Rebekah Dawson awarded Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy
Rebekah Dawson awarded Annie Jump Cannon Award in Astronomy 24 January 2017Rebekah Dawson, assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State University, has been awarded the 2017 Annie Jump Cannon Award by the American Astronomical Society. The Cannon Award is given to a female scientist within five years of receiving a Ph.D. to recognize outstanding research and promise for the future.
The Rise and Fall of Diseases Caused by Insects is a free public lecture on January 28  in the 2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science
The Rise and Fall of Diseases Caused by Insects is a free public lecture on January 28  in the 2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science 25 January 2017A free public lecture titled "The Rise and Fall of Diseases Caused by Insects" will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 28, in 100 Thomas Building on the Penn State University Park campus. The event is the second of six consecutive Saturday lectures in the 2017 Penn State Lectures on the Frontiers of Science, a free public minicourse that does not require registration or exams. The overall theme of the 2017 lecture series is "The Quest for One Healthy Planet." The six speakers are scientists whose research is at the frontiers of knowledge about how the health of the Earth is affecting the health of people and other forms of life on our planet.
New Gravitational-Wave Data Analysis Now Underway
New Gravitational-Wave Data Analysis Now Underway 25 August 2017Penn State LIGO physicists are members of the LIGO-Virgo collaboration to detect and characterize gravitational waves. The collaboration now is completing a very exciting Second Observing Run that is drawing to a close on August 25, 2017.

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