4/25/13 - Galactic astronomer Heidi Newberg, professor of physics, applied physics, and astronomy, has been selected as a fellow of the American Physical Society. (Photo courtesy of the Dudley Observatory) News Release
4/12/13 - The School of Science has refurbished the optics on a Boller and Chivens 16-inch Cassegrain telescope, which is the largest telescope in the Hirsch Observatory, on the roof of the JSC. Full Article
1/30/13 - IBM donated a version of its Watson system to Rensselaer, making it the first university to receive such a system. Students and faculty will explore new uses for Watson and ways to deepen its capabilities.
12/20/12 - Rensselaer has been awarded a $480,000 gift from the Emily Landecker Foundation to establish the James P. Ferris Fellowship in Astrobiology, which will support graduate students in the School of Science.
12/10/12 - A team of astrobiology researchersincluding two from Rensselaerwill use a series of nighttime flights on an airborne observatory to search newly born stars for the presence of precursors to life.
11/30/12 - A five-year $499,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation has established the Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professorship in Computer Science. The initiative supports the Institute in advancing women in computer science.
These are photos that chronicle the work of researchers within the School of Science at Rensselaer, and they run the gamut from a glorious shot of twilight on an Adirondack laketaken in the course of work through the Rensselaer Darrin Freshwater Institute, to “the Arginine magic”an image produced from molecular dynamics simulation to help develop a model for how drugs are moved through mammalian cells.