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Evan Lerner

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By Madeleine Stone  @themadstoneScience and art are often perceived to be at odds with each other, two fundamentally different ways of understanding the world. But University of Pennsylvania researcher Danielle Bassett believes science and art can inform each other in very tangible ways.
By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, University of California, Santa Barbara and University of Konstanz, Germany, have developed a technique to record the quantum mechanical behavior of an individual electron contained within a nanoscale defect in diamond.
By Madeleine Stone  @themadstone
A pair of University of Pennsylvania physicists will receive one of the nine grants being awarded this year by the Charles E.
A free event and gallery show of art derived from and inspired by network science and the artists participation in the Penn Network Visualization Program, developed by Danielle Basset, an assistant professor in the School of Engineering and Applied Science’s departments of Bioengineering and Electrica
After more than a decade of development and planning, the National Science Foundation has approved federal construction of the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope. The Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, of which the University of Pennsylvania is a member, will manage the $473 million construction project.  
Marija Drndić, a professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Arts & Sciences has been awarded a two-year, $880,000 grant for a project aimed at reducing the cost and time of genome sequencing.
The National Institutes of Health have awarded University of Pennsylvania researchers a five-year, $2.8 million grant to further research on techniques for monitoring blood flow in the brain following strokes.
The founders of the newly formed xLAB will show off some of the interdisciplinary projects they are working on. The collaboration between Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and School of Design uses the "Internet of things" to devise and deliver richer and more interactive entertainment experiences.