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Mathieu Lapotre sees Mars in a grain of sand

10/17/2018

Read about Curiosity’s scientific campaign at the dunes on Earth & Space News here.

Sergey Ovchinnikov Receives NIH Director's Early Independence Award

10/1/2018

Learn more about the award and all of the recipients on the NIH's website here.

Mathieu Lapotre and colleagues explore martian sand dunes with NASA's Curiosity rover

7/25/2018

Results from Curiosity's investigation are revealed in a special collection of Geophysical Research Letters.

See this preprint of Lapotre and Rampe for an overview of Curiosity scientific campaign through the dunes.
See this preprint of Lapotre et al for observations of martian eolian bedforms and constraints on their formation mechanisms.
See this preprint of Rampe, Lapotre, et al for in situ measurements of sand mineral composition.
See Baker, Lapotre, et al for constraints on sand fluxes during Mars' windy season.
See this preprint of Weitz, Sullivan, Lapotre, et al for a characterization of sand grain sizes and shapes on Mars.
 

Nia Imara searches for exoplanets around binary stars

5/21/2018

Imara’s team recommends that the search be extended to include X-ray binaries (XRBs) in which the accretor is a white dwarf, neutron star, or black hole.

This work was also featured on AAS Nova and can be viewed here.

Mathieu Lapotre finds that overland flows carved valleys on Mars, not groundwater-fed springs

4/26/2018

Lapotre’s team develops a theoretical model for the efficiency of valley formation by groundwater-seepage erosion and more.

Read about the story on the GeoScienceWorld's website here.

Alison Hill works with MIT engineers on once-a-week HIV pill

1/17/2018

Hill’s team used their mathematical models of HIV infection to show how this treatment strategy could improve outcomes for people living with the virus.

Read about the story on the BBC's website here.

Read the full study in Nature Communications here.

Nia Imara appears on a new PBS Nova special on black holes

1/10/2018

She explains stellar evolution. Aired on Wednesday, 1/10/2018, at 9:00pm EST.

Watch the replay on NOVA's website here.

Nia Imara and Others Investigate the Evolution of Dust Content in Galaxies

1/4/2018

​Read the pre-publication on the arXiv website here.

Paul Shamble Discovers If It Walks Like An Ant, You Probably Wouldn't Eat It

07/12/2017

​Read the full story on the Proceedings of the Royal Society B's website here.

Watch the video on Science's website here.

​Read about the story on NPR's website here or hear their interview here.

Paul Shamble and Collaborators Find Spiders Hear Far Better than Previously Believed

10/14/2016

​Read the full story on the CS Monitor's website here.

Marie-Abèle Bind Receives NIH Director's Early Independence Award

9/30/2016

Learn more about the award and all of the recipients on the NIH's website here.

Kristen Koenig Receives NIH Director's Early Independence Award

9/30/2016

Learn more about the award and all of the recipients on the NIH's website here.

Alison Hill Receives NIH Director's Early Independence Award

9/30/2014

Learn more about the award and all of the recipients on the NIH's website here.