Bassett will receive a five-year, $625,000, no-strings-attached grant. She is being recognized for her research that uses network science to better understand on how the brain can learn and adapt.
An interdisciplinary team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has now applied a cutting-edge technique for rapid gene sequencing toward measuring other nanoscopic structures. By passing nanoscale spheres and rods through a tiny hole in a membrane, the team was able to measure the electrical properties of those structures’ surfaces.
Two solids made of the same elements but with different geometric arrangements of the atoms, or crystal phases, can produce materials with different properties. Coal and diamond offer a spectacular example of this effect.
University of Pennsylvania researchers have made another advance in understanding how the brain detects errors caused by unexpected sensory events. This type of error detection is what allows the brain to learn from its mistakes, which is critical for improving fine motor control.
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Danielle Bassett of the School of Engineering and Applied Science is featured for receiving a grant from the MacArthur Foundation.
Brian Chow and David Meaney of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Javier Medina of the School of Arts & Sciences and Jean Bennett of the Perelman School of Medicine are quoted about optogenetics.
Vijay Kumar of the School of Engineering and Applied Science discusses delivery drones and Google’s new “Project Wing.”
Researchers from the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Veterinary Medicine are highlighted for analyzing a 120-million-year-old fossil of a possible dinosaur nest.
Alison Sweeney of the School of Arts & Sciences is interviewed about studying the sex lives of corals.