How do we keep the lines of communication open in the face of disaster? Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is serving up fresh ideas as part of the “Call for Code” hackathon challenge in partnership with IBM, David Clark Cause, United Nations Human Rights, and The American Red Cross. ...read more
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute President Shirley Ann Jackson has appointed a task force to study and assess fraternity and sorority life at the university. The Greek Life Task Force will work with the community to identify what is necessary to enact a long-term, sustainable, and comprehensive culture change to preserve the positive aspects of the Rensselaer Greek system. ...read more
Experimental results from the XENON1T dark matter detector limit the effective size of dark matter particles to 4.1X10-47 square centimeters—one-trillionth of one-trillionth of a centimeter squared—the most stringent limit yet determined for dark matter as established by the world’s most sensitive detector. ...read more
When legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock took the podium at the 212th Commencement at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on Saturday, he told a story from his own years as a young graduate, at a time when he was playing piano with the Miles Davis Quintet. ...read more
This year, 34 students will graduate from the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and start active military service as officers with the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force. ...read more

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Trevor David Rhone, Assistant Professor, Physics, Applied Phyics and Astronomy, is recipient of the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER). 
Congratulations to Professor Vincent Meunier, Department Head and Gail and Jeffrey L. Kodosky ‘70 Chair, for his election as 2019 Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in the area of Physics. Election as a Fellow honors members whose efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications in service to society have distinguished them among their peers and colleagues. 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute physicist Vincent Meunier has been appointed to an International Francqui Professor position, supporting a five-month research stay with the Université de Namur in Belgium. The International Francqui Professor Chair is a recognition of the global impact of Meunier’s research.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's physics program has also been ranked 2 out of 23 in the state of New York. This means the physics program at RPI is in the top 5 in New York. See the full ranking of physics programs in New York.

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