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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.

Daniel Costantino Awarded C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching (2 October 2014)

2014 Marker Lectures in the Physical Sciences Scheduled for October 7, 8, and 9 (Event Date: 08 October 2014) (117 Osmond Laboratory, from 08 October 2014 08:00 PM to 08 October 2014 10:00 PM)

Meredith Defelice Receives George W. Atherton Award for Excellence in Teaching (2 October 2014)

Krishna Kanti Dey Awarded First Prize at Postdoc Research Exhibition (1 October 2014)

Predicting the Future of Antarctic Ice (30 September 2014)

Growing anatomically human kidney tubes from skin cells to fight kidney disease (Event Date: 26 September 2014) (100 Life Sciences Building, the Berg Auditorium, from 26 September 2014 03:30 PM to 26 September 2014 05:00 PM)

Smallest Possible Diamonds Form Ultra-thin Nanothreads (21 September 2014)

Mystery of rare 5-hour space explosion explained with help from US/Russia and US/UK/Italy satellites (17 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)

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