Project Tuva: Videos of Historic Feynman Lectures

Microsoft Research and Bill Gates Bring Historic Physics Lectures to Web: Microsoft Research, in collaboration with Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates, today launched Project Tuva, a web site that makes an acclaimed lecture series by the iconic physicist Richard Feynman freely available to the general public for the first time. The lectures, which Feynman originally […]

Cornell Inventors and Entrepreneurship

Cornell inventors recognized for contributions to the university and the world. ‘Nanotech devices for biology research, a new way to pasteurize milk, improvements in cellular phone systems and new strawberry varieties were among the 41 patents issued to 32 Cornell inventors during fiscal year 2005-06. They were honored Oct. 24 in a recognition ceremony presented […]

Cornell University: Peter Debye wasn’t a Nazi Collaborator or Sympathizer

Cornell University Report by Héctor D. Abruña – Emile M. Chamot Professor and Chair Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. ‘Given the close relationship that Debye had with our Department, and his extraordinary contributions to the science of chemistry, we felt that it was our duty and responsibility to investigate and respond to this situation. […]

Three Lectures by Hans Bethe on Quantum Theory

Quantum Physics Made Relatively Simple: Personal and Historical Perspectives of Hans Bethe. ‘In 1999, legendary theoretical physicist Hans Bethe delivered three lectures on quantum theory to his neighbors at the Kendal of Ithaca retirement community (near Cornell University). Given by Professor Bethe at age 93, the lectures are presented here as QuickTime videos synchronized with […]