The UPenn Fit Catalog provides 2-d galaxy profile fits in several visible bands using SDSS data. Additional data collected from other sources is provided to facilitate analysis. The catalog is constructed and maintained by Professor Mariangela Bernardi and her group.
Nanotech Gene Sequencing
Prof. Marija Drndic is researching a technique to sequence genes by reading DNA bases as they translocate through a silicon nitride nanopore. As strands of DNA in a salt solution are driven through the pore by an applied electric field, the electric current passing through changes with the size of the base. This method could be essential for swift sequencing of genes and personalized medicine.
Cargo vesicles traveling along microtubles
Cargo vesicles (stained with green fluorescent dye) travelling along microtubules (stained red) in a living cell as studied in Professor Phil Nelson's group.
Science Verification Images from DES
High resolution color image of area SPT-CL J2332-5358 from the Dark Energy Survey Science Verification stage of testing of the telescope and DECam.
Jammed States of Matter
Almost any system composed of discrete pieces large enough that thermal fluctuations can be ignored can have a jamming transition: a point at which fluid flow is impeded by a change of state into a stable amorphous solid. The behavior is general enough to explain a pile of sand, a jar of candies, or cars in a traffic jam. Professor Andrea Liu was involved in recent theoretical breakthroughs in the study of this phenomenon.
and Postdoctoral Fellow Eric Baxter surveyed the sky to find evidence that the dark
matter halos surrounding galaxy clusters have a discernible edge. Analysis of a
galaxy survey called the Sloan Digital Sky Survey has confirmed the reality of
these edges through shifts in the distribution and colors of galaxies. Through
their research, they are gaining a better understanding of the nature of dark
PhD Candidate Asja Radja has been honored with the 2017 Dean's award for Distinguished Teaching. The Dean's Award seeks to recognize teaching that is intellectually rigorous, exceptionally coherent, and that has considerable impact upon students. Recipients of the Dean's Award embody unusually high standards of integrity, fairness and commitment to learning. A warm congratulations to Asja!
The College of Arts and Sciences recognizes the exemplary performance of teaching excellence and committment toward the education of our students. A warm congratulations to Professors Evelyn Thomson and Cullen Blake on being honored as recipients of 2017 awards for