A computational model developed by Rensselaer researchers accurately simulates the complex twists of a short sequence of RNA as it folds into a critical hairpin structure known as a “tetraloop.” ...read more
A $480,000 gift from the Emily Landecker Foundation will establish the James P. Ferris Fellowship in Astrobiology. ...read more
A team of astrobiology researchers will use a series of nighttime flights on an airborne observatory to search newly born stars for the presence of precursors to life. ...read more
Nano-photonics expert Lin was cited by the American Association for the Advancement of Science for “pioneering and developing photonic crystals.” ...read more
Professor Angel García has been named the new head of the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy. ...read more

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Humberto Terrones Maldonado, Rayleigh Endowed Chair Professor of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy, has been named one of the most highly cited researchers of 2022 by Clarivate. The distinction applies to only one in 1,000 researchers.
AIP and the National Society of Black Physicists have awarded Trevor Rhone the 2022 Joseph A. Johnson III Award for Excellence.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Science has appointed new department head, Gyorgy Korniss to lead the Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy. 
New technique produces lens for focused image or spectrum.  
Trevor David Rhone, Assistant Professor, Physics, Applied Phyics and Astronomy, is recipient of the NSF Faculty Early Career Development Award (CAREER). 

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