Kevin Noonan, an assistant professor of chemistry, has received the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for young faculty members, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.
A new, large-scale computer simulation has shown for the first time that large disk galaxies, much like our own Milky Way, may have existed in the early days of the universe. The simulation, created by physicists at the McWilliams Center for Cosmology, shows that the early universe —a mere 500 million years after the Big Bang — might have had more order and structure than previously thought.
When it comes to developing efficient, robust networks, the brain may often know best. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have, for the first time, determined the rate at which the developing brain eliminates unneeded connections between neurons during early childhood.