Using computer simulations, Brown researchers have identified a material with a higher melting point than any known substance, about two-thirds the temperature at the surface of the sun.
Senior Manuel Contreras took part in a White House “Beating the Odds” panel with First Lady Michelle Obama, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and musical artist Wale. Contreras is a co-founder of 1vyG, an organization that supports first-generation college students.
After a public outcry over destruction from Hurricane Katrina, Louisiana created a panel of experts to study the loss of coastal wetlands that absorb such storms. When the panel’s vice chair, John Barry ’68, sued oil and gas companies to pay for restoring the wetlands they'd destroyed, he unleashed a political hurricane still battering the state.