Prof. Adam Sobel's first book, Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future, was selected as a 2014 Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI) Choice Awards Winner. The book focuses on Hurricane Sandy and related issues, such as climate change, the science behind both weather forecasts and climate projections, and how we as human beings and societies cope with environmental risks.
A team, lead by Simon Billinge, has discovered an unusual form of electronic order in a new family of unconventional superconductors. The finding, described in Nature Communications, establishes an unexpected connection between this new group of titanium-oxypnictide superconductors and the more familiar cuprates and iron-pnictides, providing scientists with a new family of materials from which they can gain deeper insights into the mysteries of high-temperature superconductivity.
Five APAM faculty members (Chris Marianetti, Michael Mauel, Adam Sobel, Latha Venkataraman, and Chris Wiggins), made presentations during the SEAS 150th Anniversary Symposium on Friday, November 14, from 2:00-4:00 PM, in Roone Arledge Auditorium in Lerner Hall. Nov. 14 Symposium Showcases 150 Years of Innovation, Then and Now
"The agreement between President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping of China to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is the most important advance in the several decades-long history of international climate negotiations. It has been greeted with rage by those in Congress whose positions on the science are denialist or evasive ("I am not a scientist"). Their criticisms are specious and predictable. But while most climate scientists I know are still sharing a period of joy following its announcement, some substantive criticisms of the agreement have also been raised. I want to address two of them here."
“We live in an age where computational science is becoming a nascent interdisciplinary field and the advent of computing technology is rapidly transforming how mathematics get used in applications. What has intrigued me the most in my research are the challenging questions that have strong practical motivations and demand new mathematical and computational tools for their solutions,” says Qiang Du, the Fu Foundation Professor of Applied Mathematics.