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Three Stanford scholars have been named American Physical Society Fellows


October 13, 2021 The new APS Fellows are all recognized for their work in quantum physics. By Taylor Kubota Stanford University physicists Benjamin Lev,  Srinivas Raghu and Monika Schleier-Smith have been elected 2021 American Physical Society Fellows. From left to right: Benjamin Lev, Srinivas Raghu, Monika Schleier-Smith. (Image credit: Courtesy Benjamin Lev/Courtesy Srinivas Raghu/John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation) The APS Fellowship Program was created to recognize members who have made advances in physics through original research and publications or made significant innovative contributions in the application of physics to…

Men and women experience brain injuries differently


In fact, in her analysis, Harris, director of the Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Excellence at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, found several unexpected trends: Women with brain injury trauma and other severe injuries typically saw higher rates of depression, substance abuse, memory problems and homelessness, among other troubles, than men with brain trauma. Initially, Harris was wary of widely sharing her findings. “I was concerned that this information could be weaponized or misconstrued. We’re not saying women don’t do as well as men, or women aren’t as…

Stanford physicist Vedika Khemani awarded Packard Fellowship


October 14, 2021 The fellowship will support Khemani’s investigations of new non-equilibrium phenomena that occur in quantum systems made of many particles. By Taylor Kubota Vedika Khemani, assistant professor of physics in the School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University, has been awarded a 2021 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David & Lucile Packard Foundation. Vedika Khemani (Image credit: Rod Searcey) The five-year, $875,000 fellowship provides flexible funding to early-career scientists and engineers to encourage curiosity-driven research. Khemani studies quantum systems with many particles, which can…

Stanford Campus Conversation looks ahead to 2021-22 academic year


Plans for the new school focused on climate and sustainability, progress advancing Stanford’s IDEAL initiative and reimagining the campus experience were among the highlights of the upcoming academic year that university leadership shared on Wednesday. President Marc Tessier-Lavigne and Provost Persis Drell share highlights of the plans for the new academic year during a Campus Conversation on Oct. 13. (Image credit: Andrew Brodhead) In the first Campus Conversation of the 2021-22 academic year, President Marc Tessier-Lavigne joined Provost Persis Drell to share these plans, including community rebuilding efforts and updates…

Stanford researchers build $400 self-navigating smart cane


Most know the white cane as a simple-but-crucial tool that assists people with visual impairments in making their way through the world. Researchers at Stanford University have now introduced an affordable robotic cane that guides people with visual impairments safely and efficiently through their environments. Using tools from autonomous vehicles, the research team has built the augmented cane, which helps people detect and identify obstacles, move easily around those objects, and follow routes both indoors and out. The augmented cane is not the first smart cane. Research sensor canes can…

Stanford supports community health workers conducting COVID-19 vaccine outreach in area’s Latinx community


Editor’s Note: To read this story in Spanish, click here. Early one Saturday, two women pulled a heavy cart full of informational flyers, blue face masks and iPads into a light green apartment complex in East San Jose and began tapping on metal screen doors. Go to the web site to view the video. If someone answered, they began a conversation about the COVID-19 vaccine. Every week, the community health workers, or promotoras de salud, initiate these conversations on the doorsteps of homes, outside stores and at events. They are…

Can major surgery increase risk for Alzheimer’s disease?


A small study by Stanford Medicine researchers puts a fine point on the concern that major surgery, which is highly invasive, may accelerate cognitive decline in some patients. Nobody would argue that undergoing a major surgical procedure is a walk in the park, but the worry over post-surgery cognition has, up until now, been based largely on anecdotal evidence. The Stanford study’s results, which were published Sept. 20 in JAMA Neurology, pointed to a possible culprit for patients’ post-surgery befuddlement: Blood levels of a substance proven to be highly predictive…

Living near oil and gas wells increases air pollution exposure


In a 14-year analysis of air quality across California, Stanford researchers observed higher levels of air pollutants within 2.5 miles of oil and gas wells, likely worsening negative health outcomes for nearby residents. Oil wells operating in Signal Hill, a city in Los Angeles County, California. Researchers found that drilling and operating wells emits harmful levels of pollution that may affect the health of nearby residents. (Image credit: David Gonzalez) The scientists analyzed local air quality measurements in combination with atmospheric data and found that oil and gas wells are…

VIDEO: Stanford economist Guido Imbens wins Nobel in economic sciences


This story was updated on Monday, Oct. 11, at 5:11 p.m. PST. During his first year teaching and living at Harvard University, Guido Imbens spent his Saturday mornings with his colleague Joshua Angrist at the university housing laundromat, and during the spin cycle, the pair would discuss work and ponder questions about the world. Memories of those leisurely weekend conversations, nearly three decades ago now, flooded back to Imbens today upon learning that both he and Angrist have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for work they…

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