Until recently, researchers believed only one planet in our solar system had plate tectonics: Earth. But in a recent study, Brown University researchers used atmospheric modeling to show that Venus, much of whose geological history is a mystery, once had plate tectonics — the shifting of plates composing ...
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This fall, the Brown University Herbarium welcomed back a piece of the University’s history: mushrooms pressed onto paper.
The Herald’s fall poll shows that approximately one-third of students are concentrating in the physical sciences.
Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine Ramu Kharel is working to pay for and distribute sanitation kits following a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Nepal.
Concentration investigates intersections between brain sciences, computer science, applied math, data analysis, ethics
Brown researchers from Warren Alpert Medical School used a “sham AI” to study the effects of AI on radiologist performance.
Brown, Cornell researchers develop VR software that uses robot proxy for enhanced remote collaborationBy Liliana Cunha | November 9
A team of researchers from Brown and Cornell have developed VRoxy, a new virtual reality software.
An Oct. working paper from researchers at the School of Public Health and the University of Southern California found that distributing vaccines more equitably could have saved another 670,000 lives.
What does science have to do with abstraction? Can music exist without sound? What are the roles that images play in science and art? These were but a few of the questions discussed by physicists and artists alike at Friday’s “For the Love of Physics: A Celebration of Music, Art and Nature” ...
On Aug. 24, Richard Schwartz, professor of mathematics, published a preprint paper to arXiv.org that proved a conjecture that has stumped mathematicians for nearly 50 years: What is the shortest strip of paper needed to create a Möbius strip?
Just north of campus, in the University-operated Ladd Observatory, members of the public gathered in a Victorian-style house on a clear Tuesday night to peer through a 19th-century telescope at the cosmos above. Brown student workers were available at the observatory, guiding visitors as they gained ...
Pandemic Center’s year-long series to explore intersection of public health, storytelling
The Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded for quantum dots research. Brown academics are no strangers to the field.By Ryan Doherty | October 29
On Oct. 4, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Moungi Bawendi, Columbia Professor Louis E. Brus and scientist Aleksey Yekimov “for the discovery and synthesis of quantum dots.” For Ou Chen, associate ...
ASU assistant professor Katelyn Cooper discusses STEM student mental health at Sheridan Center eventBy Robayet Hossain | October 26
Cooper’s lab “surveyed thousands of … students with anxiety and depression.”
KardioStatus, a Brown-based biotechnology software development company, uses biometric data and AI to predict individual patient outcomes.
Students and affiliated faculty are exploring the growing field of Indigenous archaeology
Researchers at the Warren Alpert Medical School have found a new biomarker for preeclampsia, a high blood pressure condition that develops during pregnancy.
Armed with waterproof notebooks and an “underlying assumption that things are worth investigating,” students in a new geology course at the University are traveling to the far edges of Rhode Island to observe, measure and map rocks, according to Eben “Blake” Hodgin, assistant professor of ...