PHILADELPHIA –- A team of University of Pennsylvania physicists has demonstrated a simple system based on micron-sized spheres in water to study and control geometric frustration. Their research, published today in the journal Nature, elucidates open questions about frustration and frustration relief and provides a new tool for scientists grappling with these issues in a variety of fields from magnetism to basic statistical mechanics.
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A Microscale System to Study Frustration in Buckled Monolayers of Microspheres Is Demonstrated at Penn
PHILADELPHIA –- Abigail Seldin, a student at the University of Pennsylvania and co-curator of an exhibition on the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, has been awarded a 2009 Rhodes Scholarship.
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Penn President Amy Gutmann and Other Penn Faculty Participate in Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai
PHILADELPHIA – Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, was among world leaders participating in the Summit on the Global Agenda, a project of the World Economic Forum held in Dubai.
The inaugural Summit, held Nov. 7-9, was a gathering of the world’s most influential thinkers, including leaders from academia, business, government and society. Its purpose is to advance solutions to the most critical challenges facing humanity.
International Conference Examines Non-Profit Leadership, Marks School of Social Policy and Practice Centennial
PHILADELPHIA — As a part of its centennial, the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice is sponsoring the 37th annual Association for Research on Non-profit Organizations and Voluntary Action, or ARNOVA, conference in conjunction with the Benjamin Franklin Leadership Symposium and a reception marking 100 years of social-work education at Penn.