A USC Dornsife mathematician is leading a project that could turn science fiction dreams into reality, supported by 11 esteemed institutions and a landmark $8 million grant.
The emeritus faculty member, who worked at research labs in France, the Soviet Union and Germany before joining USC Dornsife in 1970, co-discovered the “Maki-Thompson effect” on electron transport in superconductors.
The formula is simple, but H2O is one of the most remarkable substances in the universe.
The molecular dance that allows a unique bacterium to transfer electrons is captured on camera for the first time.
Jonathan Laifman’s passion for cars remained a constant while he decided on a career path at USC Dornsife, an explorative journey that led him to both physics and law.
Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you can’t keep learning. Check out this collection of short, entertaining and educational videos featuring USC Dornsife scholars.
In physicist and astronomer Vahe Peroomian’s class, students contemplate the formation of life on Earth and whether other life-forms exist in the cosmos. [4¾ min read]
Scientists at USC Dornsife determine that electrons traveling through proteins between bacteria and solid surfaces outside the cell tend to adopt a particular quantum spin, a finding that could impact future electronic technologies, including “spintronics.” [3 min read]
The 1969 Apollo moon landing inspired millions around the globe. A similar expedition to Mars could inspire even more young people today, says USC Dornsife physicist Vahe Peroomian. [5 ¾ min read]