The evolution of foams in 2 and 3 dimensions has interested theorists and experimentalists for decades. Professor Doug Durian's group is developing apparatus to test theoretical laws on coarsening of foams on planar and curved surfaces.
Sudbury Neutrino Observatory
The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) is a second generation dedicated solar neutrino experiment which has extended the results of the Penn group with the Kamiokande II detector by measuring three reactions of solar neutrinos to fully resolve the solar neutrino problem.
Singh Center for Nanotechnology
The newly-opened (Oct. 4, 2013) 78,000 square-foot Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology serves as Penn's focal point for nanoscience research and technology-development. P&A's Prof. Jay Kikkawa was instrumental in the planning and provision of vital services for the new facility.
High-Bay Space at DRL
This cube-shaped building sits just east of DRL. The high-bay provides faculty and students a facility for research, fabrication, and telescope display. The building has a 42 foot high ceiling, exposed structural steel framing, and a crane beam and glass sliding doors for moving large telescopes in and out. It was completed in January 2012.
Supernovae from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Part of the images of all the supernovae from the 2005-2007 observing campaigns of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey.
Physics and Astronomy graduate student, Dillon Fox, is challenged to answer the question "What is energy?" judged by a team of eleven year old scientists in training in a bid to amplify effective communication with the public. To watch Fox's Flame Challenge video entry, visit OMNIA
published in Advanced
kirigami structures will someday literally reshape our world. These
metamaterials have the unique ability to control their shape and design in
response to external stimuli. With the introduction of notches, kirigami
structures gain even more mobility and control. These enhanced kiri-kirigami
implement thermal control and light control that can be especially useful in
architecture and energy saving buildings.