At Wharton's Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, researchers are investigating why humans do such a poor job planning for, and learning from, catastrophes.
Arthur Caplan of the School of Medicine discusses Craig Venter and what his accomplishment means to science.
University of Pennsylvania and Hong Kong University Physicists Describe the Melting of Colloidal Crystal Films
PHILADELPHIA –- Physicists from the University of Pennsylvania and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have reported an elegant experimental study of the melting behaviors of thin crystalline films, uncovering a variety of interesting differences between thick films of greater than four layers and thinner or single-layer films.
PHILADELPHIA -- The Penn World Scholars program at the University of Pennsylvania has received a $1 million gift from Sir Evelyn and Lynn Forester de Rothschild to support a Penn World Scholar from a British Commonwealth country.
“This gift ensures that Penn continues to make a difference, by offering the very best education to all students with the potential to change the world,” Penn President Amy Gutmann said. “I am so grateful to Sir Evelyn and Lady de Rothschild for their visionary philanthropy.”