Isaac Krauss, assistant professor of chemistry, will receive the 15th Annual Alberta Gotthardt and Henry Strage Award for Aspiring Young Science Faculty.
“Isaac has been recognized as one of the up and coming scientists in the field of chemical glycobiology,” says professor John F. Wardle, head of the Division of Science and chair of the Strage Award Selection Committee.
The Strage Award is presented annually to a distinguished junior faculty member in the Life Sciences. Alberta Gotthardt ‘56 and Henry Strage of London, England, created the award for researchers who have not yet received tenure but have made outstanding scientific contributions in the early stages of their independent research programs.
The award will be presented on Wednesday, April 15 in Gerstenzang 123 at 2:00 PM. Krauss will deliver a lecture entitled: “Glycocluster Evolution: Combining Organic Synthesis and Directed Evolution to Design Carbohydrate Cluster HIV Vaccine Candidates.”
Watch the video to learn more about Isaac Krauss’ work.
Let’s put winter behind us — it’s time to think about sand.
Physicists think about sand a lot because they don’t really understand how it works. How can sand — and other granular materials such as grains or rocks — behave both like a liquid that flows through fingers and a solid that forms dunes?
Physicists have a theoretical framework to predict how microscope objects like molecules flow and freeze but lack the fundamental concepts to describe how assemblies of macroscopic objects behave similarly.
She and her team are developing quantitative tools for identifying the fluid to solid transition in granular solids in order to build a theoretical framework to describe assemblies of macroscopic objects.
There may not be an equation to prove it — but 2015 promises to be a big year for Brandeis physics.
In 2015, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN — the world’s largest science experiment — will reboot after two years of upgrades, with double the energy of its first run. The Brandeis High Energy Physics Group will be in the thick of it, exploring the newly discovered Higgs boson and hunting for supersymmetry, dark matter and extra dimensions.
Over the next year, the Brandeis Astrophysics Group will continue its exploration of the cosmos, peering deep into the cores of galaxies and quasars, while Brandeis theorists continue to unravel the mysteries of quantum entanglement and gravity.
Expect new ideas and directions in undergraduate education as well, says professor Jané Kondev, physics department chair. In 2014, Kondev received a $1 million grant from The Howard Hughes Medical Institute to bolster interdisciplinary undergraduate research at Brandeis.
In 2015, physics professor Zvonimir Dogic and biology professor Melissa Kosinski-Colllins will begin collaborating on a new first-year lab course for premeds and life-science students, focusing on the physics of living systems.
Whether you’re interested in dark matter or active matter, 2015 promises to be an exciting year. Stay tuned!
Chemistry professor Christine Thomas is pioneering new strategies to design catalysts that can convert abundant natural resources, such as solar energy, into clean, sustainable fuels. Find out how she got into science and how the field has changed for women.