Remembered by Cornellians as the leader whose steady guidance saved the University from the upheaval of the 1970s, Dale Corson, the eighth president of Cornell, died in Ithaca Saturday morning at the age of 97 of congestive heart failure.
Over the last year, five departments added a total of six new minors, bringing the total number of minors offered by the College of Arts and Sciences to 42. The new minors, in classics, classical civilization, mathematics, history, physics and anthropology will provide more opportunities for students to expand their education, Peter Lepage, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences said.
Earthquakes are avalanches. So are crackling fires, Rice Krispies in a bowl of milk and crumpling pieces of paper. The sounds we hear as crackling are a result of avalanche behavior. Avalanches, as physicists understand them, aren’t made of snow: they are responses to stress.
Some consider anyone who question Einstein and his theories to be a crank or crackpot; Prof. Randy Wayne says, as a plant biologist challenging Einstein's theory of relativity, he is indeed a 'nutty professor.'
Hans Bethe plunged into academic life at Cornell. His efforts transformed the physics department, with only fifteen faculty-members, into one of the country’s main centers for physics research. Although Bethe applied his research to develop the first nuclear weapons, he spent his life advocating for nuclear regulation. And now, he is one of Cornell's most beloved scientists.
Scientists crowded into Corson/Mudd Auditorium to listen to the physicist lecture about, ironically, insects. On Monday, Jan. 25, 2010, Prof. Itai Cohen discussed the results of his research with Cornell entomologists in a seminar, entitled “Flight of the Fruit Fly.” In a blend of physical and biological science, Cohen described the physics of insect flight.
Imagine a project that has “no predecessor,” because until now, the technology has not existed to study it. This is the case with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Prof. Jim Alexander, physics, is one of almost 2,000 physicists working to push scientific knowledge of the physical world and question the fundamental laws that govern it.