University student Tyler Mendoza listened while Bernie Sanders talked about the seemingly unreachable Holy Grail of free tuition. Sanders’ run may have struck some as fantasy, but now free tuition increasingly is very much a reality in New York State.
The 2017 “22 under 22 Most Inspiring College Women” list from "Her Campus" has been released, senior Biochemistry and Economics major Ann Lin, made the cut. In Spring 2017 Lin was recognized nationally as a Goldwater Scholar and she has drawn attention as a rising star at scientific meetings and hack-a-thons.
James Lattimerhas made a number of fundamental contributions to the field of nuclear astrophysics with a particular focus on neutron stars, which are ultra-dense objects formed in supernova explosions. In 1974, he proposed that the origin of many heavy elements stems from neutron star mergers, which should soon be observed in gravitational radiation. In 1986, he computed the neutrino signal from supernova that matched observations of a nearby supernova in 1987. In 2011, his team discovered superfluidity in the core of a neutron star for the first time.