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Renewable resource: sulfur is used, replenished to produce lipoic acid
19 October 2017New research shows how a protein is consumed and then reconstituted during the production of lipoic acid, a compound required by our bodies to convert energy from food into a form that can be used by our cells.
Two-dimensional materials gets a new theory for control of properties
19 October 2017Desirable properties including increased electrical conductivity, improved mechanical properties, or magnetism for memory storage or information processing may be possible because of a theoretical method to control grain boundaries in two-dimensional materials, according to Penn State materials scientists.
Rechtsman awarded 2017 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering
17 October 2017Mikael Rechtsman, assistant professor of physics at Penn State, has been honored with a Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
Colonel Aaron Saguil presents a holistic approach to medical school admission
16 October 2017Colonel Aaron Saguil, MD, MPH, FAAFP, the associate dean for recruitment and admissions at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, will give a special presentation focused on a holistic approach to medical school admission, USUHS, and the Army Health Professionals Scholarship Program.
Gravitational waves + new clues from space reveal new way to make a black hole
16 October 2017For the first time, two neutron stars are caught in the act of colliding
Stone Memorial Lecture set for October 23
13 October 2017Michael T. Laub, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor of Biology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will present the 2017/2018 Stone Memorial Lecture on Monday, October 23.
Sellers recognized by Schreyer Honors College for outstanding achievement and service
12 October 2017James Sellers, professor of mathematics and director of undergraduate studies in mathematics at Penn State, received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Schreyer Honors College during their annual ceremony at the Nittany Lion Inn on Oct. 5.
Terrones Elected as Fellow of the American Physical Society
12 October 2017Mauricio Terrones, professor of physics, chemistry, and of materials science and engineering at Penn State has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society.
Eberly College of Science hosts four new NSF graduate researchers
05 October 2017The Eberly College of Science at Penn State is pleased to host four new National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) award recipients for the 2017-18 academic year.
You can see that from here: New telescope attachment allows ground-based observations of new worlds to rival those from space
05 October 2017A new, low-cost attachment to telescopes allows previously unachievable precision in ground-based observations of exoplanets -- planets beyond our solar system. With the new attachment, ground-based telescopes can produce measurements of light intensity that rival the highest quality photometric observations from space.
Buchanan awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching
04 October 2017Patricia M. Buchanan, senior instructor in statistics at Penn State, has been honored with the 2017 C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society.
Hudson awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching
04 October 2017Eric Hudson, associate professor of physics and associate head for diversity and equity in the Department of Physics at Penn State, has been honored with the 2017 C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society.
Penn State LIGO scientists celebrate 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics
03 October 2017Penn State scientists and students on the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory team (LIGO) are celebrating three LIGO leaders who have been honored today with the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics.
New statistical method for evaluating reproducibility in studies of genome organization
03 October 2017A new, statistical method to evaluate the reproducibility of data from Hi-C -- a cutting-edge tool for studying how the genome works in three dimensions inside of a cell -- will help ensure that the data in these “big data” studies is reliable.
Five Alumni Honored with Penn State's Outstanding Science Alumni Award
02 October 2017The Penn State University Eberly College of Science has selected five alumni to be honored with the Outstanding Science Alumni Award for the year 2017. The award recognizes alumni who have a record of significant professional achievements in their field and who are outstanding role models for students in the college.
IceCube researcher, Philipp Eller, wins poster prize
29 September 2017Philipp Eller, a postdoctoral researcher in physics at Penn State, won first prize for his poster “High-statistics and GPU-Accelerated Data Analysis” at the 18th International Workshop on Advanced Computing and Analysis Techniques in Physics Research.
Wolszczan awarded Bohdan Paczynski Medal
29 September 2017Alexander Wolszczan, Evan Pugh Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Penn State, was honored as the third laureate of the Bohdan Paczynski Medal, the highest distinction awarded by the Polish Astronomical Society.
New gravitational wave hits Earth -- For the first time, 3 detectors zoom in on its location
27 September 2017For the first time, three detectors have tracked the gravitational waves emitted by a merger of two black holes -- a critical new capability that allows scientists to more closely locate a gravitational wave's birthplace in space.
Gene associated with schizophrenia risk regulates neurodevelopment
22 September 2017A gene associated with the risk of schizophrenia regulates critical components of early brain development, according to a new study led by researchers from Penn State University. The gene is involved in the translation of proteins from RNA and in the proliferation and migration of neurons in the brain.
Russell E. Marker Lectures in the Statistical Sciences set for October 5 and 6
21 September 2017Jianqing Fan, Frederick L. Moore '18 Professor of Finance, Professor of Statistics, and Professor of Operations Research and Financial Engineering at Princeton University, will present the 2017 Russell Marker Lectures in Statistical Sciences on October 5 and 6 at Penn State University.

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