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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Barry Barish Returns to CMU to Give Buhl Lecture on Gravitational Waves

Barry Barish, will present Carnegie Mellon’s annual Buhl Lecture at 1:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 26 in the Mellon Institute Auditorium, 4400 Fifth Ave., Oakland. His lecture, “Encore: Einstein’s Unfinished Symphony: ‘Listening’ for Gravitational Waves” is free and open to the public. MORE

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Puthenveedu Receives Curci Foundation Grant To Investigate New Strategy for Treating Pain

Carnegie Mellon University Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Manojkumar Puthenveedu has received a $200,000 grant from the Shurl & Kay Curci Foundation to support his research into the cellular mechanisms that underlie pain and addiction to painkillers. The project could be a critical step toward a new, non-addictive way to treat pain. MORE
Friday, April 8, 2016

CMU Places Second in 2015 Putnam Math Competition

Carnegie Mellon University has placed second in the Mathematical Association of America's 76th William Lowell Putnam Competition, the definitive mathematics competition for undergraduate students in North America. Additionally, Carnegie Mellon had 41 students who scored among the top 470, the second most of any university. MORE
Thursday, April 7, 2016

Mathematical Sciences Student Wins Goldwater Scholarship

Sophomore mathematical sciences major Joshua Brakensiek has received a Barry Goldwater Scholarship to support his pursuit of a research career in mathematics and theoretical computer science. Brakensiek is one of 252 college sophomores and juniors nationwide chosen from 1,150 nominations for the 2015-2016 academic year. MORE
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Neuronal Feedback Could Change What We "See"

A study from neuroscientist Sandra J. Kuhlman quantifies feedback between neurons in different parts of the visual system, which could give new insight into the visual system's neuronal circuitry and possibly explain why we see optical illusions. MORE

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