Dr. Isaiah Nengo, of Stony Brook University-affiliated Turkana Basin Institute, and his team introduced the world to “Alesi," a 13 million year old ape skull that represents a time researchers know very little about.
With literary works dating as far back as 300 BCE, the Tamil language is nearly as old as Hebrew. Bala Swaminathan and his wife, Prabha have created the Anandavalli and Dr. G. Swaminathan Endowed Research Professorship in Tamil.
Brian Colle’s research focuses on improving the understanding and forecasting of extreme weather in the coastal margins of North America and how these phenomena may change during the next century. Using field observations and numerical models his group investigates severe convective storms, extratropical and tropical storms, low-level jets and sea breezes, precipitation bands and microphysics, orographic flows, and heavy precipitation. He also utilizes models for storm surge, fire weather, and offshore wind power resource assessments.