PHILADELPHIA –- A team of computer scientists at the University of Pennsylvania investigating the political, social and economic struggle between individual self-interest and the need to build a consensus have learned that, depending only on the structure of the network of participants, they can engineer surprising experimental results.
School of Engineering & Applied Science
It's The Network: Penn Researchers Examine Behavior, Consensus Building Influenced By Network Structure
PHILADELPHIA –- Cellular engineers at the University of Pennsylvania have determined that cardiomyocytes, the specialized cells that form the heart muscle, thrive when cultured in an environment that mimics their own elastic nature but falter, weaken or die when “grown” on stiffer or softer materials.
A Microscale System to Study Frustration in Buckled Monolayers of Microspheres Is Demonstrated at Penn
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.
Penn Hosts Energy Roundtable With Bernard Bigot, High Commissioner to the French Atomic Energy Commission
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Dr. Noam Lior
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
University of Pennsylvania
Editor of the journal Energy