Syracuse University Research News

  • Sport Management Professor Receives Grants to Study 2018 Winter Olympics Youth Viewership

    October 18, 2017 With final preparations underway for the 2018 Winter Olympics, scheduled to begin Feb. 9  in PyeongChang, South Korea, Falk College Assistant Professor of Sport Management Jamie Jeeyoon Kim is researching the negotiation of motivation and constraints in young people’s decision making...
  • Falk Professor Receives Grant to Investigate Anaerobic Digestion

    October 18, 2017 Despite a significant number of animals on smaller dairy farms in New York State and the northeastern United States, the vast majority of research on the benefits of anaerobic digester (AD) technologies only relates to larger livestock farms. That is...
  • Physicists at Forefront of Multinational Experiment

    October 18, 2017 Physicists in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) continue to make inroads on the world stage. The High-Energy Physics (HEP) group in the Department of Physics recently hosted the 85th Large Hardon Collider beauty (LHCb) Week in Lake Placid,...
  • See What is ‘The Most Spectacular Fireworks in the Universe’

    October 17, 2017 When two neutron stars collided, scientists called “the most spectacular fireworks in the universe.” This crash also answered many previously unknown questions, especially the birth of heavy metals such as gold and platinum.  Duncan Brown, the Charles Brightman professor of...
  • Professor Duncan Brown on Clash of Neutron Stars

    October 17, 2017 Duncan Brown, the Charles Brightman professor of physics, talks to The Wall Street Journal about the creation of heavy metals such as gold and platinum forged in the collision between two neutron stars which . “Gold is forged in the nuclear...
  • Cosmic Collision Leads to New Breakthroughs

    October 17, 2017 Peter Saulson, the Martin A. Pomerantz ’37 Professor of Physics  talks to NPR about the groundbreaking discovery of the collision of two neutron stars, revealing that these strange smash-ups are the source of heavy elements such as gold and platinum....
  • How Syracuse University Physics Professor Duncan Brown Helped Discover a Cosmic Collision

    October 17, 2017 Go in-depth on the day when Duncan Brown, the Charles Brightman professor of physics, helped discover the collision of two neutron stars and the birth of gold, platinum and other heavy metals.
  • LIGO Strikes Gold in New Discovery

    October 17, 2017 Because of a collision of two neutron stars, scientists can now trace back the origins of precious metals like gold and platinum. For Duncan Brown, the Charles Brightman professor of physics, these findings are the result of years of hard work and...
  • ‘Space Alchemy’ Reveals Origin of Gold, Platinum

    October 17, 2017 The Universe is an overall mystery to many, but a new discovery is helping lead scientists to discover the origins of gold and platinum. In Forbes, Duncan Brown, the Charles Brightman professor of physics, Peter Saulson, the Martin A. Pomerantz ’37...
  • Physics Professors Brown and Saulson Make Breakthrough in Neutron Star Discovery

    October 17, 2017 College of Arts and Sciences faculty members, Duncan Brown, the Charles Brightman professor of physics, Peter Saulson, the Martin A. Pomerantz ’37 Professor of Physics,  commented on the recent neutron star collision that is helping researchers discover the origins of precious...
  • Neutron Star Collision Leads to Breakthrough Discovery

    October 17, 2017 A cosmic crash that took place over 130 million light years away is answering current questions for researchers, according to College of Arts and Sciences Charles Brightman Endowed Professor of Physics Professor Duncan Brown. “This is getting everything you wish for,” he...
  • LIGO Discovery Sheds Light on Origin of Gold

    October 17, 2017 Scientists part of the LIGO group detected a massive collision of two neutron stars millions of light years ago, they were now able to understand where heavy metals such as gold and platinum originated.  for Peter Saulson, the Martin A....
  • Professor Duncan Brown on Major Discovery of Origins of Gold

    October 17, 2017 After  a team of scientists detected a collision of two neutron stars, they now know the origins of heavy metals like gold a  platinum. Duncan Brown, the Charles Brightman professor of physics, talks to Newsday about this disovery. “This is...
  • Professor Duncan Brown on Finding a Collision of Two Neutron Stars

    October 17, 2017 After a discovering a collision of neutron stars, scientists can now explain how heavy elements like gold and platinum are created. In Business Insider, Duncan Brown, the Charles Brightman professor of physics explained how this new discovery helped fuel new thinking. “Some...
  • Syracuse Architecture, iSchool Faculty Receive NSF Grant for Joint Research on Smart Energy

    October 16, 2017 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a Smart & Connected Communities (S&CC) grant of $99,965 to three Syracuse University faculty/Center of Excellence fellows: iSchool professor Jason Dedrick, principal investigator, and Syracuse Architecture assistant professors Elizabeth Krietemeyer and Tarek Rakha, co-investigators. They...
  • Syracuse Physicists Usher in a New Golden Age of Astronomy

    October 16, 2017 Syracuse University physicists are among a global team of scientists to make a revolutionary discovery confirming the origins of gold and other heavy metals whose presence in the universe has been a long-standing mystery.
  • Questions for Stefan Ballmer on Discovery of Collision of Neutron Stars and the Origins of Gold

    October 16, 2017 Stefan Ballmer, associate professor of physics in the College of Arts and Sciences, is one of the Syracuse physicists on the LIGO team that has made groundbreaking discoveries on gravitational waves and, now, the collision of two massive neutron stars...
  • Peter Saulson: ‘Astronomy Will Never Be the Same’

    October 16, 2017 The Martin A. Pomerantz ’37 Professor of Physics, Peter Saulson has devoted much of his career to searching for gravitational waves. Here, he reflects on the importance of the latest discovery of these so-called “ripples in spacetime,” and what it...
  • Professor Duncan Brown Explains Latest Breakthrough Discovery

    October 16, 2017 Syracuse University physicists are among a team of collaborators who have made another scientific breakthrough discovery, looking deep into the heavens to find the origins of precious metals. Watch Duncan Brown, the Charles Brightman Endowed Professor of Physics, discuss their...
  • Watch Live: New Age of Discovery Announcement

    October 16, 2017 Syracuse University physicists are among a global team of scientists to make a revolutionary discovery in probing the mysteries of the universe. The announcement of their discovery takes place today. A live telecast of the event can be viewed below....
  • University to Celebrate Achievements of Team of Syracuse Physicists

    October 12, 2017 The University will host a special campuswide event on Monday, Oct. 16, to announce a revolutionary discovery credited to the work of physicists in the College of Arts and Sciences and their colleagues in the international LIGO Scientific Collaboration.
  • Replacing Clean Power Plan Proves Complicated, according to College of Engineering Researcher

    October 11, 2017 A new study between Syracuse University and Harvard has discovered that replacing the Clean Power Plan would actually be worse than doing nothing. Professor Charles Driscoll talks to Phys. Org explaining why this is the case. “The bottom line is...
  • Innovation Orange: Assistant Professor Elizabeth Krietemeyer

    October 11, 2017 Assistant Professor of Architecture Elizabeth Krietemeyer focuses her research on helping people visualize complex data (such as energy use) as easy as the wave of a hand. She and her team work to observe how people interact with their built...
  • Study: Clean Power Plan Replacement Worse than Nothing, Costs More than 3,500 Lives and $33B Yearly

    October 10, 2017 A new map released today by scientists at Syracuse and Harvard universities shows that, compared to doing nothing, replacing the Clean Power Plan with a narrower option would make air quality worse and endanger more lives, on top of the...
  • Flood Plains System Rigged Against Homeowners

    October 10, 2017 In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, many homeowners outside of Houston found their homes flooded, despite being listed outside of the designated flood plain area. The Houston Chronicle talked to Maxwell Associate Professor of Political Science Sarah Pralle about this issue. “Officials...
  • Expert says economic leaders may be too focused on college grads

    October 06, 2017 Central New York draws in thousands of young, bright students a year, helping stimulate the local economy. However, when these students are done with their four years, the majority leave to start careers elsewhere, leaving CNY missing out on plenty...
  • Professors Contribute to Nobel Prize Winning Project

    October 03, 2017 Several Physics Professors at Syracuse were heavily involved in research that contributed to Nobel-Prize winning work. The professors were involved with analyzing data points from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, using this to find out more on gravitational ripples stemming...
  • Syracuse University News Posts on Gravitational Waves Discovery

    October 03, 2017 Gravitational Waves Detected 100 Years after Einstein’s Prediction Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe....
  • Syracuse Savors Role in 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics

    October 03, 2017 Physicists in College of Arts and Sciences instrumental in LIGO’s historic detections of gravitational waves
  • SyracuseCoE Awards Funding for Eight Research and Innovation Projects Led by Faculty Fellows

    October 02, 2017 SyracuseCoE has announced that eight research and innovations projects led by its faculty fellows were competitively selected to receive awards totaling $112,750. The projects engage a total of 17 faculty members from Syracuse University, SUNY College of Environmental Science and...
  • Faculty Research on Water, Energy, Design to Be Featured at 17th Annual SyracuseCoE Symposium

    October 02, 2017 The 17th annual symposium organized by the Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems (SyracuseCoE) will feature presentations by SyracuseCoE Faculty Fellows and collaborating researchers who target innovations in water, energy and design for healthy, vibrant communities. The event,...
  • Syracuse University Wins $500,000 Grant to Support Entrepreneurship in Energy Innovations

    September 29, 2017 Syracuse University has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to spur regional entrepreneurial activity relating to innovations in energy and environmental systems. The grant proposal was one of 42 selected nationwide to receive funding under the...
  • New Technology to Better Understand Black Hole Collisions

    September 27, 2017 A new technology has been discovered that uses gravitational wave detection to show the after-effects of a black hole collision.  These ripples can now be shaped using this new technology, a large advancement in science, though some things are still...
  • Innovation Orange: Assistant Professor Evan Weissman

    September 27, 2017 Assistant Professor of Food Studies Evan Weissman (from both Falk College and the Maxwell School) conducts research on a topic that impacts every human being: the food system. Weissman’s background is in studying land-use pressure and farmland preservation From the...
  • Shubha Ghosh, TCLC Help a Scientist Bring a Diagnostic Innovation to Market

    September 18, 2017 In 2000, when she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to travel from Colombia to study genetic engineering at the University of Arkansas, Magnolia Ariza-Nieto says she thought she had won the lottery. But with that elation came a sense of...
  • Syracuse University, Greater Central New York Communities Invited to Participate in an NVRC Information Session Monday, Sept. 18

    September 15, 2017 Syracuse University students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Central New York community, are invited to participate in an information session Monday, Sept. 18, at 5:30 p.m. at the Center of Excellence, room 203, located at 727...
  • Innovation Orange: Associate Professor Jay Henderson

    September 13, 2017 Associate Professor Jay Henderson, a researcher with the Syracuse Biomaterials Institute and faculty member in the department of biomedical and chemical engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science, conducts research pertaining to tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. The...
  • Curious Properties

    September 11, 2017 Editor’s Note: The following piece was prepared for the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) at the University of California, Santa Barbara. The article highlights three members of Syracuse’s Department of Physics: Mark Bowick, the Joel Dorman Steele Professor of Physics, as well...
  • Why Do We Take Selfies? Professor Chock Knows.

    September 03, 2017 In the new digital age, selfies have become an integral part of the lives of many. Researchers at the Newhouse School aimed to answer as to just why so many people are taking these photos in their daily lives. Makana...
  • Physics Professor Eric Schiff Takes on State Fair Games

    August 30, 2017 While many play the Midways Games of the State Fair for fun and prizes, Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences Physics Professor Eric Schiff sees them as a learning opportunity- and a way to find an easier win, he...
  • Prof. Monmonier Examines Map Inventions in New Book

    August 29, 2017 Geography Professor Mark Monmonier of the Maxwell School was heavily featured in the National Geographic article, “These are the Cleverest, Weirdest, Mapping Ideas Ever Patented.” Monmonier uncovered and engaged with over 300 map-related patents for his new book, “Patents and...
  • Professor Duncan Brown Quoted In Quanta Magazine

    August 25, 2017 As many eyes were trained on the solar eclipse, another astronomical event took place, as Quanta Magazine detailed with comments from Syracuse University College of Arts and Sciences Physics Professor, and LIGO Scientific Collaboration member, Duncan Brown. “If you get...
  • Crowston, Erickson Receive Inaugural NSF Convergence Award

    August 24, 2017 School of Information Studies (iSchool) faculty members Kevin Crowston and Ingrid Erickson are the recipients of a National Science Foundation (NSF) Convergence Award, which they will use to establish a research coordination network (RCN) to focus on sociotechnological interactions between work and technology design...
  • Student Discovers Tuberculosis DNA in Dental Plaque of Smithsonian’s Anatomical Collection

    August 16, 2017 In a collection of historic skeletal remains at the Smithsonian, microscopic signs of a serious contagion lurk in an intriguing place in a sample of individuals from 100 years ago. Student researcher Soleil Young ’17, a member of the Renée...
  • NASA Recognizes High School Student’s Research Project at SU

    August 16, 2017 He is the lead author on a published scientific study, his research has been recognized by NASA—and Hari Nanthakumar does not even have his driver’s license yet. Nanthakumar, currently a senior at Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, called the College...
  • Syracuse Shines at American Sociological Association Meeting in Montreal

    August 14, 2017 More than two-dozen researchers from the Department of Sociology are on the world stage at the American Sociological Association (ASA)’s 112th Annual Meeting in Montreal. The theme of this year’s meeting is “Culture, Inequalities and Social Inclusion Across the Globe.”...
  • As High School Students, Kim La ’20 and The Ngo Got Hands-on Training in A&S Lab

    August 14, 2017 Two Syracuse City School District rising seniors were welcomed to Syracuse’s campus to get a taste of lab life and to prepare for college. Full-ride scholarships to top universities for both students show the experiment was a huge success. “Including...
  • Student Research Involves Foraging and Urban Wild Edible Plants (Video)

    August 08, 2017 Maizy Ludden ’19, a scholar in the Renée Crown University Honors Program, is conducting research that is literally taking her into the field (and on her bike) to gather information about food that’s growing in unlikely places.
  • Selfies Are Everywhere—But Why?

    August 03, 2017 Selfies: the self-portraits of the digital age. These photos posted on social media serve as a way to document a new haircut, a vacation or a night out on the town. But researchers from the Newhouse School have taken a...
  • Sawyer Awarded NSF Grant to Study Workers in the Gig Economy

    August 02, 2017 Driving a car for ridesharing companies Uber or Lyft. Completing a programming assignment on the freelance marketplace Fiverr. Performing data entry tasks on the Mechanical Turk digital worker platform. These are all examples of jobs that people are working on...
  • Students Awarded Top Prizes for Honors Capstone Projects

    August 01, 2017 For students in the Renée Crown University Honors Program, the honors capstone project can be a challenge to complete. The project typically requires intensive research, writing, professional or creative work over the course of already busy junior and senior years....
  • Geologist Offers New Clues to Cause of World’s Greatest Extinction

    July 31, 2017 James Muirhead, a research associate in the Department of Earth Sciences, is the co-author of an article in Nature Communications titled “Initial Pulse of Siberian Traps Sills as the Trigger of the End-Permian Mass Extinction.”
  • A Decade of PRIDE

    July 28, 2017 Celebrating its 10th year, the highly competitive Program PRIDE (Psychology Research Initiative for Diversity Enhancement) program brings together Syracuse University undergraduates from underrepresented groups and invites them to develop an original independent psychology summer research project over the course of...
  • Volunteers Needed for Child Behavior Study

    July 27, 2017 Children between the ages of 6 and 12 and their parents are needed for a child behavioral research study at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Participating families will receive compensation for their time, as well as a complimentary copy of one...
  • Biochemists Link Synthetic Compound to Hunger-Hormone Production

    July 27, 2017 New research suggests that a man-made cousin of a small molecule found in olive oil can disrupt the hunger-signaling pathway. Researchers identified this promising new target by screening a library of roughly 1,600 small molecules for potential disruptors. Because the...
  • Student Venture Chosen for Prestigious Medical Device Innovation Challenge

    July 24, 2017 ModoScript, founded by College of Arts and Sciences student David Zuleta ’18, is the only student startup selected as a winner in the statewide Medical Device Innovation Challenge (MDIC).  Seven ventures, including ModoScript, were selected for the prestigious MDIC acceleration...
  • Syracuse Revels in Mega-Science Experiment to Study Neutrinos

    July 24, 2017 Associate Professor Mitchell Soderberg and Assistant Professor Denver Whittington are part of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.
  • Undergraduate Research Gets Major Boost from New Program

    July 13, 2017 Syracuse’s Center for Fellowship & Scholarship Advising (CFSA) recently chose nine undergraduate researchers to participate in the newly created Young Research Fellows Program (YRFP). Funding for this Universitywide program, including a two-year stipend, is made possible by a gift from Elliott Portnoy...
  • University Awarded $4 Million to Boost Retention of Minority Students in STEM

    July 13, 2017 The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded a $4 million grant to Syracuse University to lead an effort to develop and implement strategies for augmenting the number of underrepresented minority students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs of...
  • Driscoll to Co-Chair International Mercury Conference

    July 07, 2017 Professor Charles Driscoll will co-chair the 13th International Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant (ICMGP 2017) in Providence, Rhode Island, with fellow mercury scientist Celia Chen from Dartmouth College. The conference, running July 16-21, aims to share science, reduce...