Dec. 28, 2015—With discoveries ranging from the origins of consciousness to the end of the universe, 2015 was a year of incredibly diverse research at Vanderbilt University.
Jul. 31, 2015—Since launching his blog in April, Professor Robert Scherrer has covered a range of topics, from faster-than-light warp drives and wormholes to the viability of monster ants.
Jun. 30, 2015—A Vanderbilt team of scientists have developed a new formulation for cosmic viscosity which strongly favors the "Big Rip" end of the universe.
Apr. 24, 2015—Explainer: the mysterious dark energy that speeds the universe’s rate of expansion
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.
Dec. 15, 2014—MyVU asked a handful of Vanderbilt faculty members to name the book that left a lasting impression on them this year. Their diverse recommendations span fiction, nonfiction, history, thriller, biography, memoir and more.
Dec. 5, 2014—Sign up now for Vanderbilt's Osher Lifelong Learning winter 2015 non-credit classes, which include contemporary international films, Irish comedy, and relationships between science and science fiction.
Feb. 10, 2014—The UK audio science fiction magazine Starship Sofa has published a podcast of "Descartes' Stepchildren," a short story by Robert Scherrer, professor and chair of the Vanderbilt's department of physics and astronomy.
Dec. 23, 2013—This year’s most popular research stories plumbed mysteries of the brain, examined complex social phenomena, shed light on dark matter, uncovered a surprising link between our three greatest health threats and more.
Jun. 10, 2013—The reason dark matter, which makes up 85 percent of all the matter in the universe, is invisible could be because it possesses a rare, donut-shaped type of electromagnetism instead of the more exotic forces that have been proposed, according to an analysis of a pair of Vanderbilt theoretical physicists.
Jul. 6, 2012—Vandy physicists working on the Large Hadron Collider respond to the announcement that the collaboration has found a new subatomic particle that may be the long-sought Higgs boson.
Mar. 3, 2011—Bob Scherrer is bicultural: Not only is he a practicing theoretical physicist, but the chairman of Vanderbilt’s physics department is also a published author of science fiction. Several years ago we did a story about his split personality. Normally, Scherrer keeps his physics and science fiction efforts separate. So far he has published eight science...