News and Events from the Eberly College of Science
NASA's Swift Satellite Marks 10 Years of Game-changing Astrophysics: Mission Control Is at Penn State
20 November 2014 — On the 10’s anniversary of its launch, NASA’s Swift Gamma-ray Burst Explorer -- an orbiting space observatory with major and continuing contributions from Penn State scientists -- is recognized as one of the most versatile astrophysics missions ever flown. It remains the only satellite that can precisely locate gamma-ray bursts -- the universe’s most powerful explosions. It also is the only satellite that can monitor the explosions in space across a broad range of wavelengths using multiple instruments before these powerful bursts fade from view.
Smallest Possible Diamonds Form Ultra-thin Nanothreads (21 September 2014)
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)