Author: David Salisbury
Jun. 2, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have made the world’s smallest spirals and found they have unique optical properties that are nearly impossible to counterfeit.
May. 22, 2015—Jessica Oster and her colleagues have shown that the analysis of a stalagmite from a cave in north east India can detect the link between El Nino conditions in the Pacific Ocean and the Indian monsoon.
May. 12, 2015—For the third year in a row, the Vanderbilt Aerospace Club has won NASA’s eight-month long rocketry competition – the 2014-15 Student Launch Challenge – beating out 30 other university and college teams.
May. 1, 2015—Physicist Tom Weiler talks about time travel on an upcoming episode of Discovery Science Channel's "Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman."
Apr. 29, 2015—Isabel Gauthier, who studies how the brain develops expertise, has been selected as the 2015 Professor of the Year by the Southeastern Conference of Universities.
Apr. 24, 2015—In his new blog “Cosmic Yarns,” Robert Scherrer, who is both chair of the Astronomy and Physics Department and a published science fiction author, explores the intersection between science and science fiction.
Apr. 17, 2015—The evolutionary history of whales, sea turtles and other land animals that have returned to the sea details the radical changes to their life style, body shape, physiology that they made to survive in an aquatic environment.
Apr. 10, 2015—Seth Bordenstein, associate professor of biological sciences and pathology, microbiology and immunology, has been awarded a $950,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for research into the regulation of bacterial infections that are passed from mother to offspring.
Apr. 7, 2015—Vanderbilt graduate students demonstrated that they can summarize their 80,000-word theses in less than three minutes using terms that members of the public can understand during this year's Three-Minute Thesis Competition.