Each spring, at the Dean's Forum, the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences recognizes nine College students for their outstanding academic achievements. Students are nominated by faculty from among those with a grade point average of 3.8 or higher.
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Congratulations to Dr. Martin Claassen on being awarded the Sloan Research Fellows of 2024. 126 early-career scholars represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the U.S. and Canada.
PILLARS OF EXCELLENCE AWARD 2024
A network-theory model, tested on the work of Johann Sebastian Bach, offers tools for quantifying the amount of information delivered to a listener by a musical piece. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a framework, based on network theory, for carrying out these quantitative assessments.
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Researchers from Penn’s School of Arts & Sciences are part of a collaboration to develop Hubble’s wide-eyed cousin, the Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope.
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The Physics department hosted the Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (APS CUWiP) on January 19-21, 2024. For three days, around 180 students came together from 5 US states. They were welcomed by ~70 speakers and volunteers at the David Rittenhouse Laboratory. The program offered 4 plenary talks, 17 workshops and panel discussions, ~70 undergraduate research posters, and a career fair with booths from ~20 universities and companies.
Randall Kamien of the School of Arts & Sciences and Geneviève Dion of Drexel University share how combining traditional origami techniques with modern textile science can lead to practical applications in various industries.
In 1998, astronomers discovered that the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate, thanks to a mysterious force called dark energy that makes up about 70% of the universe. The discovery came as a surprise as it countered the prevailing notion that the universe’s expansion should be slowing down because of gravity.