Category Archives: News

January, 2018: A KIC research team comprised of co-Directors Paul McEuen & David Muller,  member Itai Cohen, and Postdoctoral Fellow Marc Miskin have built the ‘muscle’ for an electricity-conducting, environment-sensing, shape-changing machine the size of a human cell. Their work is outlined in “Graphene-based Bimorphs for Micron-sized, Autonomous Origami Machines,” published Jan. 2 in Proceedings of the […]

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Nov. 2017: KIC members Darrell Schlom and Kyle Shen address a decades-old mystery of “missing electrons.” Their work is detailed in a paper, “Lifshitz transition from valence fluctuations in YbAl3,” published Oct. 11 in Nature Communications. Read more in the Cornell Chronicle.

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Nov. 2017: KIC members and postdocs explore the optical properties of single-atom-thick layers of graphene and report clear observations of exitons in bilayer graphene.  The research by Paul McEuen, Farhan Rana, Long Ju and Lei Wang (all affiliated with KIC) was published in Science on Nov 17, 2017.  Read more in the Cornell Chronicle.

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Oct. 2017:  Inspired by cephalopods such as the optopus that have the ability to quickly change color and shape, KIC member and Professor of Physics Itai Cohen has teamed up with Rob Shepherd, an assistant professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, to devise a method for precisely transforming stretchable 2D obejcts […]

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Sept. 2017:  KIC Director and John A. Newman Professor of Physical Science Paul McEuen has been named a Citation Laureate for his seminal contributions to carbon-based electronics.  Read more about his research focus and impact.

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August, 2017: David Muller, KIC co-director and Professor of Applied & Engineering Physics discusses his electron microscope pixel detector (EMPAD), and what it means in terms of gathering data at the atomic level. Read more about his research, and the significance of the Kavli Institute at Cornell in the Cornell Research News.

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July,  2017: Professor of Physics and KIC Member Itai Cohen researches ant-mimicking spiders, a remarkable example of adaptive evolution. His research was published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.  Read the Cornell Chronicle article here.

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July, 2017: The search for the superconductor of the future takes a significant step forward following a breakthrough by six research teams in the US and Europe led by Professor of Physics and KIC Member Seamus Davis. Click here for more details.

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July, 2017: KIC Member Jeevak Parpia and a team of Cornell researchers build on the Nobel Prize discovery of the superfluid state of liquid helium and find new implications for the study of superconductivity and theoretical models of the origin of the universe.  Their findings were recently published in Nature Communications.  Read more about this […]

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April, 2017: Cornell launches a Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows program and a Society of Cornell Fellows for Cornell Postdoctoral Researchers participating in prestigious and competitively awarded programs, such as the Kavli Postdoctoral Fellow Program.  Read more in the Cornell Chronicle.

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April 2017:  Joshua Frieman will explore the “Dark Universe” with his 2017 Hans Bethe Lecture at Cornell.  His talk will give an overview of what we have learned about the Dark Universe, and will describe new experiments and observatories that aim to illuminate its enigmas. Frieman is a member of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics […]

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March 2017: KIC co-Director David Muller and KIC member Sol Gruner collaborate to come up with an exciting improvement to their electron microscope that yields a wealth of information. Read more in the Cornell Chronicle.

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February, 2017: Darrell Schlom, KIC Member and the Herbert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell has been elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering.  Read the full article in the Cornell Chronicle.

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January, 2017:  KIC Member and Physics Professor Sol Gruner works in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of engineers and physicists to create the first self-assembled superconductor structure. Read the full article in the Cornell Chronicle.

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December, 2016: KIC Member and Professor of Physics Seamus Davis is among 25 Irish leaders who are at the top of the science and technology world, as recently named by SiliconRepublic.com. To read the entire SiliconRepublic article, click here.

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