The most lucrative prize in science has been awarded to three researchers for a landmark theory that married particle physics with Einstein’s description of gravity, and proposed a candidate for the mysterious cosmic goo known as dark matter to boot.
“Unfortunately, it is wishful thinking to believe that there is a simple set of warning signs, a phone app or a checklist which can be used to identify a mass shooter,” said Dr. Deborah Weisbrot, director of the outpatient clinic of child and adolescent psychiatry. She has interviewed about 200 young people, mostly teenage boys, who have made threats.
Are offshore wind projects a magic bullet to save the environment? What about banning plastic bags? Have conservation efforts fallen by the wayside in favor of renewable energy projects that encourage energy usage, instead of energy reduction and preservation?
Distinguished Peter van Nieuwenhuizen, is one of three recipients of a $3 million Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics, announced today. Read the story, and a bonus Q&A with Prof. van Nieuwenhuizen on the "aha moment" when supergravity was invented.
Oliver Shipley might have one of the best assignments in the world— he gets to scrutinize what is arguably Earth’s most fascinating and feared creature in its natural habitat, from the safety of an underwater research submersible.
From the rooftop of the decommissioned Brookhaven Graphite Research Reactor at Brookhaven National Laboratory, the HSC at Stony Brook University — approximately 13 miles away — is clearly visible. With this clear line of sight, scientists at Brookhaven Lab and SBU hope to establish a quantum channel over which photons -- single particles of light -- can be sent between the two institutions in open air.
Matthew Lebo's research focuses on public opinion, presidential and congressional elections, and party politics in the United States and Great Britain. One of his recent papers explores how a high level of partisanship was costly in the 2010 elections. Another paper that he co-authored found that congressional parties gain and lose seats based on the battles won and lost by the president.