Research News

Prof. John Bieber directs project on solar storm protection

July 12, 2012 - Massive explosions on the sun unleash radiation that could kill astronauts in space. Now, researchers from the U.S. and South Korea have developed a warning system capable of forecasting the radiation from these violent solar storms nearly three hours (166 minutes) in advance, giving astronauts, as well as air crews flying over Earth’s polar regions, time to take protective action.

Szalewicz group's article in the prestigious Science magazine will help astrophysicists explore where stars are born

May 31, 2012 - A University of Delaware-led research team reports an advance in the June 1 issue of Science that may help astrophysicists more accurately analyze the vast molecular clouds of gas and dust where stars are born. Krzysztof Szalewicz, professor of physics and astronomy at UD, was the principal investigator on the National Science Foundation funded research project, which solved equations of quantum mechanics to more precisely describe the interactions between mole

For two molecules on blind date, new method predicts potential for attraction or repulsion

May 15, 2012 - Krzysztof Szalewicz, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Delaware, and Rafal Podeszwa of the University of Silesia Institute of Chemistry in Poland have developed and validated a more accurate method for predicting the interaction energy of large molecules, such as biomolecules used to develop new drugs.

Massive detector homes in on cosmic ray production

April 18, 2012 - IceCube, an international collaboration involving University of Delaware scientists, is shedding new light on cosmic ray production. Although cosmic rays were discovered 100 years ago, their origin remains one of the most enduring mysteries in physics.

"Wonder material" graphene, quantum mechanics, and high-performance computing pave the way for fast and low cost DNA sequencing

March 22, 2012 — Look at the tip of that old pencil in your desk drawer, and what you'll see are layers of graphite that are thousands of atoms thick. Use the pencil to draw a line on a piece of paper, and the mark you'll see on the page is made up of hundreds of one-atom layers. 

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