2014 Best American Infographics series by Gareth Cook '91 will be out in October

Gareth Cook ’91, a Pulitzer prize winning journalist and Brown Physics Department alum, is the editor of a series that will appeal to anyone who likes their data beautiful: Best American Infographics. After the debut volume, Nature wrote: "Not only is it a thing of beauty it’s also a good read, with thoughtful explanations of each winning graphic and an entertaining forward by David Byrne." The new volume, with a forward by Nate Silver, will be out in October. More information is available on Gareth’s website.

(Distributed September 5, 2014)

Brown Alumni Magazine: Mentor, Teacher & Physicist

Chancellor's Professor of Physics Gerald Stanford Guralnik, a much-loved Brown professor who mentored generations of students and younger colleagues and was considered a front-runner for the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics, died April 26 of a heart attack. He was 77. Read more

(Distributed July 25, 2014)

A virus reveals the physics of nanopores

Nanopores could provide a new way to sequence DNA quickly, but the physics involved isn’t well understood. That’s partly because of the complexities involved in studying the random, squiggly form DNA takes in solution. Researchers from Brown have simplified matters by using a stiff, rod-like virus instead of DNA to experiment with nanopores. Their research has uncovered previously unknown dynamics in polymer-nanopore interactions. Read More

(Distributed July 17, 2014)
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