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HAPPY FEET III: ADÉLIE Penguin Population is Actually on the Rise

IACS Affiliate Heather Lynch

The first global census of the Adélie penguin, long considered a key indicator species to monitor and understand the effects of climate change and fishing in the Southern Ocean, has revealed its population (3.79 million breeding pairs) to be 53 percent larger than previously estimated. By using high-resolution satellite imagery, Stony Brook University ecologist Heather Lynch, PhD, and University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering researcher Michelle LaRue, PhD, have applied a new method that permits regular monitoring of Adélie penguins across their entire breeding range, and by extension the health of the Southern Ocean ecosystem. Read more ...

IACS Professor key contributor on $4.3M DOE Grant

Pedrag Krstic

IACS Research Professor Predrag Krstic is a key collaborator on a $4.3M Department of Energy grant that was successfully submitted by Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL). The purpose of the grant is to research the role of plasma in the synthesis of nanoparticles. Read more ...

IACS Student Wins Highly Competitive Scholarship

Jesmin Jahan Tithi

“There are so many things I don’t know. There’s no limit to learning. I think one life is not enough to learn,” said SBU Ph.D. candidate Jesmin Jahan Tithi who recently won a prestigious scholarship from ACM-W, an organization dedicated to supporting, celebrating, and advocating for women in all aspects of computing. Read more ...

Study Shows Success Breeds Success

Arnout van de Rijt

In a Stony Brook University-led study that uses website-based experiments to uncover whether the age-old adage that “success breeds success” is a reality, researchers found that early success bestowed on individuals produced significant increases in subsequent rates of success, in comparison to non-recipients of success. Read more ...

Alexander Orlov Named National Academy of Sciences' Kavli Fellow

Alexander Orlov

Alexander Orlov, PhD, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University, has been named a 2014 Kavli Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). Selected for his research of nanotechnology for environmental and energy applications, Dr. Orlov joins other young leading scientists at a Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium to present his work, network, and form collaborative international research. Read more ...

Explosions Shed Light on his Research

Alan Calder

On a typical day at work, Professor Alan Calder sits in front of the computer in his office in the Earth and Space Sciences building at Stony Brook University and looks at multidimensional computerized models of type Ia supernovae, one class of bright stellar explosions. He uses computational astrophysics to simulate these explosions, but in simpler terms - he blows up stars. Read more ...

IACS is on the Move

Admin station

We are less than a year away from moving into our newly renovated space in the Old Life Sciences Library, which is now called the Laufer Center. Features of this new space include a 45-seat multi-purpose room with state-of-the-art AV and Internet connectivity; 18 offices; a full-service kitchen; two conference rooms; and a 48-seat open area for graduate students. Read more ...

Fellowships & Awards

New IACS fellowships, travel grants and writing awards are now available for new and returning students!!

 

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