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Mathematical approach provides a new step in resolving the mystery of glass

16 January 2015 — An interdisciplinary team of mathematicians and physicists has developed a new quantitative approach to understanding the mysterious properties of the materials called glasses. The study is described in a paper in the Nature Publishing Group journal Scientific Reports on January 16, 2015. The research, led by Leonid Berlyand, professor of mathematics at Penn State University and Valerii Vinokur, Argonne Distinguished Fellow in the Materials Science Division of the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois, enables a breakthrough in the description of the subclass of glasses, known as a “Coulomb glass,” and has wide-ranging application to understanding a variety of glassy systems in nature.

Major New Study Reveals New Similarities and Differences Between Mice and Humans (19 November 2014)

Penn State Schreyer Scholar wins 2014 International Children's Peace Prize (19 November 2014)

Battling drug-resistant pathogens: Biologist Andrew Read argues for new treatment strategies in race against rapidly evolving 'bugs.' (12 November 2014)

First detailed picture of a cancer-related cell enzyme in action on a chromosome unit (29 October 2014)

Penn State Dean Chosen as Chancellor of New Research University in Ecuador (23 October 2014)

In Disease Outbreak Management, Flexibility Can Save Lives and Money (21 October 2014)

"Potential Habitable Worlds: How Common Are They?" is the Friedman Lecture on 30 October 2014 (Event Date: 30 October 2014) (101 Thomas Building , from 30 October 2014 07:30 PM to 30 October 2014 08:30 PM)

Greater Rates of Mitochondrial Mutations Discovered in Children Born to Older Mothers (13 October 2014)

Thomas Henning to Present Marker Lectures in Astronomy and Astrophysics on 20, 21, and 22 October 2014 (Event Date: 21 October 2014) (101 Thomas Building, from 21 October 2014 07:00 PM to 21 October 2014 08:00 PM)

Song Tan Awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching (2 October 2014)

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