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The American Astronomical Society (AAS), the major organization of professional astronomers in North America, has established a new accolade, Fellow of the AAS, to honor members for extraordinary achievement and service. AAS Fellows will be recognized for original research and publication,...
The prize is given every two years; previous recipients from outside of Iran included Professors Omar Yaghi of UC Berkeley, Erol Gelenbe of Imperial College and Amin Shokrollahi of EPFL. See more information about the prize here!   Congratulations to Professro Umran S. Inan!
Stanford has played a leading role in compiling Fermi’s gamma-ray bursts catalogs ever since the space observatory launched nearly 11 years ago.
May 9 2019 | SLAC News
Monika Schleier-Smith and Kent Irwin explain how their projects in quantum information science could help us better understand black holes and dark matter.
Feb 15 2019 | Stanford News
PHILIP SCHERRER, professor (research) of physics and senior fellow at the Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory, has received the 2019 George Ellery Hale Prize from the Solar Physics Division the American Astronomical Society (AAS).
Dec 12 2018 | Stanford News
Brain scientists have plenty of ways to track the activity of individual neurons in the brain, but they’re all invasive. Now, Stanford researchers have found a way to literally watch neurons fire – no electrodes or chemical modifications required. BY NATHAN COLLINS
Aug 7 2018 | Scope
A nanoparticle opens new windows into neuroscience and biology Nathan Collins Any thought you’ve ever had, any motion you’ve ever made, any twinge of pain you’ve ever felt is the result, in part, of neurons in the brain and throughout your body sending chemical signals from one to the next. Now,...
The award, which includes a gift of 100 million yen (about $913,000), recognizes the neuroscientist for pioneering and advancing a technology for studying brain circuits. BY BRUCE GOLDMAN
Jun 1 2018 | Stanford News
Two of the most powerful telescopes in the world worked together to find the faintest millisecond pulsar ever discovered. The collaboration between the Fermi Large Area Telescope and China’s FAST radio telescope was spearheaded by Stanford physicist Peter Michelson. BY KIMBERLY HICKOK
Apr 18 2018 | Stanford News
Millions of people are slowly losing their vision to diseases of the retina, such as age-related macular degeneration. Now, a device more than a decade in the making may help some of them see again. BY NATHAN COLLINS