Extraterrestrial Impact Preceded Ancient Global Warming Event10/13/16 -
A comet strike may have triggered the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM), a rapid warming of the Earth caused by an accumulation of atmospheric carbon dioxide 56 million years ago, which offers analogs to global warming today.
10/21/16 - Biology, at the nitty-gritty level of motor proteins, DNA, and microtubules, takes its cue from physics. But while much is known about the biological components that form such cellular stuctures, researchers like Scott Forth are only beginning to explore the physical forces between those components.
Vivek Ghosal Named Virginia and Lloyd W. Rittenhouse ’35 Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences
10/21/16 - Vivek Ghosal, an expert in the fields of antitrust and regulatory economics has been named the Virginia and Lloyd W. Rittenhouse ’35 Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences.
10/20/16 - As signs of autumn such as falling leaves and cool weather days can be found across the Rensselaer campus, the university will be buzzing with activity as thousands of Rensselaer families are expected to visit Oct. 21-23 to celebrate Family Weekend.
10/19/16 - Faculty and graduate students from the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications at Rensselaer and Boston University were awarded a U.S. patent titled “Sensory Lighting System and Method for Characterizing an Illumination Space.”
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