By studying what the planet looked like millions of years ago, students may uncover new links to today’s changing climate and declining biodiversity that will give us a better understanding about what is happening now, said Mark D. Uhen, a George Mason paleontology professor who specializes in ancient whale studies. (more…)
The dwarf planet Pluto will finally reveal some of its secrets Tuesday, July 14, when the New Horizons spacecraft flies by after a three-billion-mile trip that’s taken nearly a decade.
Smaller than Earth’s moon, Pluto may hold clues to even farther-flung and perhaps even habitable planets in the universe. (more…)
Pluto the guinea pig and Pluto the planet have more in common than you might think.
He also likes introducing kids to the concept of space exploration. Just ask the families who wind around the observatory at Research Hall during “Evenings Under the Stars” events. (more…)
Dean’s Distinguished Alumni Q&A with Kirk Preiss
This year’s Dean’s Distinguished Alumni Q&A hosted alumnus Kirk A. Preiss, MS ’77 Mathematics. Mr. Preiss spoke with a small group of students during an intimate session the day prior to convocation. College of Science director of development Ted Wynn conversed with Kirk on a variety of topics before opening the floor to student questions. (more…)
George Mason University researchers received more than a million dollars in grant funding today to test a new class of treatment that may help millions of osteoarthritis sufferers find relief. (more…)
Dean Peggy Agouris is pleased to announce the re-establishment of the Department of Computational and Data Sciences and the Department of Physics and Astronomy as independent departments in the College of Science. These two departments had been acting as the School of Physics, Astronomy, and Computational Sciences for several years, and this reorganization will allow them to separately build on their strengths and reputations in a changing academic environment. (more…)
Doctors soon could be able to diagnosis pulmonary tuberculosis with a rapid test that uses technology originally developed at George Mason University.
Ceres Nanosciences Inc. (Ceres) today announced the start of a development program, funded by the Gates Foundation, that will use Ceres’ Nanotrap® particle technology to develop a new method of diagnosing active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) in urine. (more…)