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Research & Creative Achievements

Research findings, creative achievements and published work

Q&A: Daniel Whiteson ’97 and Jorge Cham
2 months ago

Q&A: Daniel Whiteson ’97 and Jorge Cham

Upon feeling dissatisfied with science writing’s coverage of the Higgs boson discovery, Daniel Whiteson ’97, a professor of experimental particle physics at the University of California, Irvine, decided to …
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Hometown Texas
2 months ago

Hometown Texas

For three decades, Peter Brown has taught photography classes in Rice’s continuing education program, inspiring hundreds of students along the way. For the past quarter century, he has been …
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MacArthur Foundation Gives $15 Million for NEST360°
2 months ago

MacArthur Foundation Gives $15 Million for NEST360°

NEST360°, an international team of engineers, doctors and global health experts, has won $15 million through the MacArthur Foundation’s inaugural 100&Change competition. Four finalists from a field of more …
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Virtual Historian
2 months ago

Virtual Historian

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opened to acclaim Sept. 24, 2016, houses thousands of rare and valuable artifacts, ranging from Harriet Tubman’s hymnal to …
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Early Warming System
2 months ago

Early Warming System

Scientists from Rice and Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi’s Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies have found clues in long-dead reefs about the way Earth’s oceans may respond …
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Building the Future
2 months ago

Building the Future

Rice University engineers are using 3-D printers to turn structures that have until now existed primarily in theory into strong, light and durable materials with complex, repeating patterns. The …
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6DOV: AJA MARTIN
2 months ago

6DOV: AJA MARTIN

AJA MARTIN Second-year doctoral student in Art History Martin studies modern art across the Americas and Europe under Gordon Hughes.

1. Hughes (b. 1965), …
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Health Apps and Personal Data
2 months ago

Health Apps and Personal Data

As of 2016, there were more than 165,000 health and wellness apps available through the Apple App Store alone. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates only a fraction …
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Faculty Publications: Fall 2017
5 months ago

Faculty Publications: Fall 2017

Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That’ll Improve and/or Ruin Everything

by Kelly and Zach Weinersmith (Penguin Press, 2017)

“There are amazing things happening all over the place every …
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Streetlights and Crime: A Mystery
5 months ago

Streetlights and Crime: A Mystery

Higher concentrations of streetlights do not guarantee fewer nonviolent crimes in Houston neighborhoods, according to a new report from Rice’s Kinder Institute for Urban Research.

The researchers compared 2015 crime …
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