“The national debt is nothing to fear. What should scare Americans is allowing misunderstandings and fear-mongering about the national debt to prevent us from taking bold action to deal with the urgent threat of climate change,” said Prof. Stephanie Kelton.
Stony Brook is calling for concept paper proposals for the 2019 Discovery Prize, sponsored by the Stony Brook Foundation. The $200,000 prize, free of indirect costs, will be awarded to a scholar in the STEM disciplines whose research project embraces risk and innovation, the catalysts for scientific advances. Concept paper submissions are due January 18.
Out of the 300 scholars selected this year from 1,964 entries for the Regeneron Science Talent Search, 18 did research with Stony Brook mentors in areas like civil engineering, computer science and preventive medicine.
Daniel Knopf’s research focuses on the physical and chemical properties of aerosol particles and their role in air pollution and cloud formation and thus climate. Phase transitions of aerosol particles, like the formation of ice and its impact on the global radiation budget, is one of the least understood processes in the atmosphere. Also, aerosol particles provide a medium for gas-to-particle reactions, with the Antarctic ozone hole being the most prominent example.