Professor Bob Hollebeek was the technical lead for the National Library of Medicine sponsored National Digital Mammography Archive, which provides distributed grid systems for medical storage and records handling. Parallel and distributed computing approaches apply to the analysis of data from many fields including medical, scientific, social, and economic data.
A synthetic peptide candidate that can be used for single molecule electronic measurements. Single molecules can act as a functioning part of a field effect transistor device as studied in Professor Charlie Johnson's lab.
Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Site
A rendering of the LSST summit facility. Nearby is Calypso, a small telescope adjacent to the LSST 8-meter telescope. Calypso will monitor the atmosphere.
MRSEC Research at Penn
The P&A department plays a large role in the Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM). One focus of LRSM research between faculty from different departments and schools is soft matter and how it conforms, assembles, and reconfigures in response to the geometry and chemistry of bounding surfaces and interfaces.
The Precision Array for Probing the Epoch of Reionization is a radio interferometer designed to detect 21 cm Hydrogen (HI) fluctuations occuring when the first galaxies ionized intergalactic gas at around 500 million years after the Big Bang. The Penn PAPER team is led by Professor James Aguirre.
Physics alum Jessamyn Fairfield has written a feature for the March 2017 issue
of Physics World about neuromorphic electronics, novel devices whose function
mimics synaptic function. Neuromorphic features can be realized in a variety of
materials, from nanomaterials to polymers, and may enable the development of
electronic skin, novel computational paradigms, or smart neuroprosthetics.
Jessamyn is currently a professor at NUI Galway in Ireland, and did her PhD
research in the Drndic lab on semiconducting nanocrystal optoelectronics.
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.