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Monday, September 29, 2014

Viral Infection Might Just Be a Phase Transition

In two separate studies, Carnegie Mellon University biophysicist Alex Evilevitch has shown that in viruses that infect both bacteria and humans, a phase transition at the temperature of infection allows the DNA to change from a rigid crystalline structure into a fluid-like structure that facilitates infection. MORE
Friday, August 29, 2014

Robert Swendsen named one of Pittsburgh's Top Professors by Pittsburgh Magazine

Robert Swendsen has been named one of Pittsburgh's Top Professors in the September 2014 issue of Pittsburgh Magazine. MORE
Thursday, August 28, 2014

NSF Authorizes Agreement for the Construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has authorized a cooperative agreement with the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) for construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), which will digitally image the sky for a decade. MORE