Optimism about the future of others is widespread even in the face of bad news — at least if the person is someone we care about (or think we might like).
Smooke, the Strathcona Professor of Mechanical Engineering and professor of applied physics, succeeds Kyle Vanderlick, who served as SEAS dean for 10 years.
Günter Wagner, the Alison Richard Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has been awarded the 2018 Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal.
The chair of Yale’s astronomy department, Basu was awarded the prize by the American Astronomical Society for her work studying solar oscillations.
Yale economist William Nordhaus pioneered a model that integrates climate science and economics to identify the most effective paths against global warming.
Professor of astronomy and physics Priyamvada Natarajan will participate in the research mission, scheduled for the early 2030s.
The mating display of male birds of paradise owes its optical allure to a background so black it is the envy of telescope and solar panel engineers.