News Updates

2018

June

It’s remarkable choreography: In each of our bodies, more than 37 trillion cells tightly coordinate with other cells to organize into the numerous tissues and organs that make us tick.

The human eye can only see a narrow range of visible light. Yet there’s an infinite number of possibilities for the perception of light, from infrared to ultraviolet and beyond.

May

The Latin American Academy of Sciences has announced the election of Arizona State University's Professor Fernando Ponce as a Foreign Corresponding Fellow.

IBM has selected Arizona State University alumnus Harry Kolar as one of its 2018 IBM fellows.

April

The Science Hub (SciHub) is a new Arizona State University initiative, led by Nobel Prize winner Professor Frank Wilczek and Lamonte H. Lawrence Professor Nathan Newman.

On Tuesday, May 8, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities

March

Arizona State University junior Jonathon Barkl is no stranger to extracurricular activities.

Advent Diamond has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) Smal

2017

December

On Tuesday, Dec.12, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from the social sciences, n

October

About four years ago, Arizona State University biophysicist Stuart Lindsay’s research team got a lab result that even he couldn’t quite believe.

September

As an out-of-state, incoming first-year student to Arizona State University, Angelica Berner decided to attend an Early Start program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

At the beginning of the year, Arizona State University publicly launched

August

Diamonds are among the most coveted objects in the world. As gemstones, they are brilliant, rare and symbolic. As a raw material, they are a physicist’s best friend.

July

Editor's note: This story is being highlighted in ASU Now's year in review.

June

The biophysics program at Arizona State University mirrors the field itself in both its interdisciplinary breadth and its youth.

When community college transfer students start taking courses at a larger, more complex university setting, they face a variety of challenges.

April

On Tuesday, May 9, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities at th

Imagine you’ve devoted years and years, even decades, gathering knowledge and insights in your given fields of study.

March

Unlocking humanity’s future as an interplanetary species is no simple feat.

February

ASU Physics Professor Robert Nemanich doesn’t have 99 bottles of beer on the wall; he has 75 bottles of champagne on the top of his desk.

Arizona State University’s Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery (BCASD) and an international team of scientists have used high-intensity X-ray pulses to determine the structure of the

Losing the truth is no less disconcerting than losing gravity. Suddenly, you’re down a rabbit hole where nothing makes sense and you don’t know what to believe.

Three Arizona State University faculty were honored by ASU President Michael Crow in a ceremony Wednesday as the university's 2016-2017 Regents' Professors.

January

Arizona State University’s Origins Project is hosting a lecture by Nobel Laureate Frank Wilczek, where he will discuss the “Materiality of a Vacuum: Late Night Thoughts of a Physicist” at 7 p.m.

2016

December

Wally Stoelzel can’t recall Newton’s laws of motion, but he certainly does not regret studying physics at Arizona State University.

November

Three Arizona State University faculty have been named Regents’ Professors for the 2016-2017 academic year: Robert Nemanich, Anne Stone and Paul Westerhoff.

October

About three weeks ago, Toughie died.

He was the last Rabbs’ fringe-limbed tree frog on Earth. If you’re not familiar with the species, it may be because it was only discovered in 2005.

August

Admit it. It can be fun to be bad.

Blowing up a planet to test a weapon. Stealing candy from babies. Feeding your enemies alive to your dogs.  

Abijith Krishnan just won a Gold Medal at the 2016 International Physics Olympiad (IPhO 2016) held July 11-17 at the University of Zurich.

PhD Student Glenn Randall is interviewed by Popular Mechanics magazine to discuss Dark Matter and recent discoveries.

May

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Frank Wilczek, a theoretical physicist and mathematician who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2004, is joining Arizona State University as a professor in the physics department.

High-speed photography can capture a horse’s gallop, a falling star or even a speeding bullet.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

April

Editor's note: This is part of a series of profiles for spring 2016 commencement.

On Tuesday, May 10, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University will recognize its highest-achieving students from the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities at t

Graduate student Sean Seyler was awarded a 2016 

March

ASU postdoctoral scholar Kohei Kamada, of the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Department of Physics, has been selected to attend the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germ

The Physics Teacher Education Coalition (PhysTEC) recently announced the initial inductees into “The 5+ Club,” a group of institutions that has graduated five or more physics teachers in a given ye

ASU graduate student Sean Seyler was selected to attend the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany.

The physics community was elated by the recent announcement that gravity waves have been detected after decades of searching, and fully 100 years after Einstein’s prediction in his famous Theory of

When it’s time to give back to Arizona State University, Brian Martin doesn’t let more than 5,000 miles and the Atlantic Ocean stand in his way.

February

A scientific breakthrough gives researchers access to the blueprint of thousands of molecules of great relevance to medicine, energy and biology.

Television legend and Emmy Award winner Hugh Downs will sit down with Arizona State University’s Lawrence Krauss for an intimate discussion on politics, religion, sex and science.

January

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has left the “Doomsday Clock” at three minutes to midnight, the time it set it at last year.

ASU physics professor Richard Kirian has been awarded the Fonda-Fasella prize, which is given to a young researcher who has obtained important results while working at Elettra Sincrotrone Trieste,

2015

December

Scientists have drawn up molecular blueprints of a tiny cellular “nanomachine,” whose evolution is an extraordinary feat of nature, by using one of the brightest X-ray sources on Earth.

Editor's note: This story is part of a series of student profiles that are

We now have four Accelerated BS-PSM programs: These programs are taking off, with 3 Alumni and 5 Current Students featured on this web site.

November

Seventy high school physics and chemistry teachers from around the world took seven graduate-level courses at Arizona State University over the summer to enhance their teaching capabilities. 

Arizona State University professor Lawrence Krauss is featured on the cover of the November/December Humanist magazine, with an

October

How can we be better people in the 21st century?

Free electron lasers — powerful devices that can peer deep into molecular structure and the ultrafast timescales of chemistry — cost billions to build and are miles long, but an Arizona State Universi

May

Arizona State University Regents' Professor John C.H. Spence has been elected as a Fellow of the UK Royal Society, as a foreign member.

March

On March 22, intellectual giant Noam Chomsky took the stage at Arizona State University's Gammage Auditorium to thunderous applause from the sold-out audience.

Gailyn Monroe was intrigued by the idea of attending a large university – even if that meant leaving her friends who were staying back in Colorado.

The Origins Project at Arizona State University awarded its first Postdoctoral Prize Lectureship to Adrian Liu of the University of California, Berkeley.

February

Scientists know more about the entire universe and galaxy than they do the brain, which is why the National Science Foundation (NSF) wants to sink $144 million into understanding the most complex o

Extinction is one of the most powerful forces on Earth.

January

A primary challenge in the biosciences is to understand the way major evolutionary changes in nature are accomplished. Sometimes the route turns out to be very simple.

Five Arizona State University undergraduates have been awarded the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad.

2014

December

Five of Arizona State University’s faculty members were appointed University Professors in a ceremony hosted by ASU President Michael M. Crow and Provost Robert E.

An international team, including scientists from Arizona State University, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) and Germany’s Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY), have caught a light sen

Arizona State University professor Lawrence Krauss has been named the 2015 Humanist of the Year by the American Humanists Association.

November

If one person’s steps to a better life can be measured by new things experienced, international travel opportunities, the chance to learn from leaders in research, and having a positive impact on y

A team of scientists from Arizona State University’s Biodesign Institute and IBM’s T.J.