Observing what happens in one-trillionth of a second takes precision and extremely fast devices. UNL physicists are helping reveal how light interacts with atoms, molecules and nanostructures, and their discoveries may one day lead to much faster computers, more efficient solar technology and other enhanced light-based technologies.
In collaboration with an international team of colleagues, two UNL physicists have helped reveal the atomic-level mechanisms of a specially fabricated material that could improve the efficiency of solar cells.
UNL faculty Jim Lewis and David Berkowitz will contribute their respective expertise to advancing U.S. efforts in education and chemistry by assuming leadership positions with the National Science Foundation.
James Le Sueur, UNL professor of history who specializes in France and Algeria, is in Washington D.C. on Jan. 22 as a member of a panel discussing the attacks at the National Press Club. Le Sueur joins four other panelists for the gathering that will host several hundred members of the media, policymakers and think tank associates.
UNL's Ari Kohen was among 60 citizens and about 40 college students chosen from thousands of applicants to attend a special social-media event at the White House during the president’s address.
UNL political science professor Ari Kohen is among a select group of social media-savvy citizens invited to the White House on Jan. 20 to watch President Obama’s sixth State of the Union address.
A team led by UNL's Maital Neta performed functional MRI scans of study participants as they completed 12 diverse tasks that included recognizing parts of speech and mentally rotating three-dimensional shapes to identify matching pairs. The team found that 41 brain regions showed substantial differences in activity following incorrect vs. correct answers.
UNL’s Bureau of Sociological Research is a charter member of the American Association of Public Opinion Research’s Transparency Initiative. Director Jolene Smyth said the initiative encourages broader and more effective disclosure of research methods.
Jim Lewis, director of the university's Center for Science, Mathematics and Computer Education, will receive the Gung and Hu Award -- the Mathematical Association of America's highest honor for service -- on Jan. 11.
Snakes may not have shoulders, but their bodies aren’t as simple as commonly thought, according to a new study published Jan. 5 in Nature co-authored by UNL's Jason Head that could change how scientists think snakes evolved.