The pistons in your car engine rub up against their cylinder walls thousands of times a minute; without lubrication in the form of motor oil, they and other parts of the engine would quickly wear away, causing engine failure.
The field of metamaterials is all about making structures that have physical properties that aren’t found in nature. Predicting what kinds of structures would have those traits is one challenge; physically fabricating them is quite another, as they often require precise arrangement of constituent materials on the smallest scales.
By Madeleine Stone @themadstone
Rivers drive the evolution of Earth’s surface by eroding and depositing sediment.
But for nearly a century, geologists have puzzled over why theoretical models, which use principles of physics to predict patterns of sediment transport in rivers, have rarely matched observations from nature.
美国宾夕法尼亚大学(“宾大”)与宾夕法尼亚大学沃顿商学院 (“沃顿商学院”)今天宣布在北京成立宾大沃顿中国中心。宾大与中国的渊源始于 1896 年,当 时宾大录取了第一位来自中国的学生。宾大沃顿中国中心是宾大与中国合作关系的重要延伸和拓 展。宾大沃顿中国中心将通过宾大在中国的隶属机构宾大沃顿咨询(北京)有限公司开展工作。
该中心将为宾大教授、学生、在华校友和各界友人提供继续学习和研究的资源和平台。中心 将通过一系列咨询项目,帮助中国高级管理人员和其他人才获得在全球化背景下能够更加成功管 理企业的实用技能和视野。
Media Contact:Patricia Graue | | 212-333-3810March 10, 2015
The University of Pennsylvania (“Penn”) and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (“Wharton”) today announced the opening of the Penn Wharton China Center (“PWCC”) in Beijing, China. The Center is an important expansion of Penn’s engagement with China, which began in 1896 when the first Chinese student enrolled at Penn. It will operate through the University’s China based affiliate, Penn Wharton Consulting (Beijing) Co, LTD.
Beginning in her freshman year at the University of Pennsylvania, Dandi Zhu figured that being successful could only be helped by being around other women who wanted, as she did, to be leaders.
That’s what drew her to Ware College House’s Women in Leadership residential program.
President Amy Gutmann is quoted about the Pennovation Center design.
The design development for the new Pennovation Center has received approval from the University of Pennsylvania Board of Trustees. This 58,000-square-foot, three-story facility is located in the heart of the Pennovation Works, Penn’s 23-acre site along the southern bank of the Schuylkill River and adjacent to the University campus.