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Tulane physicist awarded $8.2 million to precisely measure lifetime of the free neutron
Tulane University physics professor Fred Wietfeldt has been awarded an $8.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to build a new apparatus aimed at solving “one of the most important problems in physics today” — precisely measuring the lifetime of a free neutron. “Precision...
Jul 27, 2022 - Barri Bronston

Why are bats often linked to incubating coronaviruses such as those behind COVID-19, SARS and other highly contagious respiratory diseases? A new Tulane University study suggests that the link between bats and coronaviruses is likely due to a long-shared history, and that their genetic information...

Jun 30, 2022 - Jill Dorje

The news is full of stories detailing the negative impact humans have had on the environment and the potential peril of precious natural resources, such as water, that sustain life on this planet. But John Sabo, director of the Tulane ByWater Institute and professor in the Department of River-...

Jun 27, 2022 - Barri Bronston

  Avulsions are natural but rare phenomena that occur when a river abruptly jumps course and forges a new river channel. Sometimes caused by large floods, avulsions can have devastating effects on communities while, at the same time, creating fertile deltas that have nurtured others. To gain a...

Jun 21, 2022 - Barri Bronston

Supercomputers are so powerful that the datasets they can produce —huge troves of information needed by scientists, doctors, business leaders, government officials and others — are too massive to easily share or study. A Tulane University computer scientist has been awarded $750,000 over five years...

Jun 15, 2022 - Barri Bronston

A team of Tulane University engineering graduates and students has been named one of 15 finalists in a NASA competition that seeks the most innovative ideas to improve the ability of astronauts to operate on the moon, Mars and beyond. Kate Scalet, an engineering physics senior, and Elliot Lorenz,...

Jun 06, 2022 - Barri Bronston

An exhibit highlighting monuments and memorials as a way of creating more just and equitable spaces in New Orleans and beyond is now on display at the AIA New Orleans Design Center, 1000 St. Charles Ave. Titled Public Spaces & Scrutiny: How Do We Remember? the exhibit is a collaboration between...

May 27, 2022 - Barri Bronston

Experiencing a frightening event is likely something you’ll never forget. But why does it stay with you when other kinds of occurrences become increasingly difficult to recall with the passage of time? A team of neuroscientists from the Tulane University School of Science and Engineering and Tufts...

May 25, 2022 - Hunter Jones

Twenty students from the Newcomb-Tulane College Class of 2022 were awarded membership to the William Wallace Peery Society, the university's top academic honor for undergraduates. It recognizes exceptional seniors who represent the top 1% of their graduating class for academic achievement. The...

May 18, 2022 - Jill Dorje

Public service is a hallmark of the Tulane student experience; however, some students go above and beyond in achieving the Tulane ideal of excelling academically by using their skills and knowledge in service to the community. Two such students are Ron’Janiele “Nelly” Bruce and Mollie Sloter, the...

May 18, 2022 - Alicia Serrano Bilich

When Tran Nguyen-Phuong first entered her freshman year at Tulane, she had a rocky and overwhelming transition. “I went through that phase of ‘This is a new environment. These are new people. Where’s my place? Where do I fit in in this community?’” she said. Nguyen-Phuong is a first-generation...

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