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mathematician cynthia vinzant

Mar 2, 2020

Mathematician Vinzant Wins Sloan Fellowship, NSF CAREER Award

Assistant Professor of Mathematics Cynthia Vinzant has been honored with two prestigious awards. 

Katie Mack

Jan 23, 2020

Physicist Mack Selected as TED Fellow

Assistant Professor of Physics Katie Mack joins TED's latest class of Fellows and will deliver a talk at the TED2020 conference. 

The NC State Belltower

Dec 2, 2019

Three Sciences Faculty Receive Distinguished Professorships

Sciences faculty Eric Laber, Brian Reich and Rob Smart have each received distinguished professorships thanks to the support of generous donors. 

Harald Ade portrait

Nov 22, 2019

Physicist Ade Named Among Top Cited Researchers

Harald Ade has been named to a list of the world's most highly cited researchers. 

NC State researchers describe one of the ORaCEL research projects.

Nov 18, 2019

Carbon Electronics Cluster Opens New Facility at NC State

NC State inaugurated a new carbon electronics laboratory on Nov. 18, formally launching a state-of-the-art facility that is bringing together scientists and engineers across the university to do cutting-edge work in this emerging field. 

Sep 17, 2019

Disrupting Key Protein Alters Biological Rhythms in Water Flea

Phys.org
Researchers from NC State have shown that the E75 protein is a key regulator of some biological rhythms through interactions with nitric oxide. Suppression of E75 results in longer molt cycles and reduced numbers of offspring in the water flea, Daphnia magna. The work also raises questions about the ability of nitric oxide from environmental sources to disrupt biological rhythms that are critical to population sustainability. 

Sep 12, 2019

This Comic Creator Hopes His Terrible Ideas for Producing Energy Will Inspire You to Think of Better Ones

Time
Your backyard has lots of easily reachable space — could you trigger vacuum decay and solve the world’s energy problems forever? To answer this question, I contacted astrophysicist and end-of-the-universe expert Katie Mack, who teaches at NC State. 

Sep 10, 2019

A New Timeline of the Day the Dinosaurs Began to Die Out

The New York Times
These results provide “unprecedented insights” into what transpired the first day of the Cenozoic, said Paul Byrne, a planetary geologist at North Carolina State University who was not involved in the research. It’s one thing to suspect impact-triggered chaos based on computer simulations, he said, but “it’s quite another to see it.” 

Aug 30, 2019

Astronaut Chats With Students at NC State from Outer Space

Spectrum News
High schoolers and middle schoolers packed the student union at NC State University Friday to hold a conversation that’s out of this world. Christina Koch is currently onboard the International Space station. She is a graduate of N.C. State University She took questions about daily life and the future of space exploration. 

Aug 30, 2019

Preparation Key to Success in Space for NC State Grad, Astronaut

WRAL
On Friday NASA astronaut and NC State grad Christina Koch talked with students at her alma mater about what it’s like to live and work in Earth’s orbit. NASA Mission Control in Houston connected NC State’s campus with the International Space Station.