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July 8, 2020

Science & Technology






Math is a foundational and universal discipline

Mathematics — four syllables that evoke a wide array of emotions and responses. Many of these emotions that arise are rooted in high school experiences of extensive formula memorizing and glitching of graphing calculators. However, mathematics is not simply a list of trigonometric identities.








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Researchers have yet to learn exactly how the coronavirus is spreading.

Bloomberg Professor answers questions about the coronavirus

On Tuesday, the World Health Organization officially named the novel coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, “COVID-19”, which stands for Coronavirus Disease 2019. From now on, the novel 2019 coronavirus will be referred to as COVID-19.




Students hold first Science Olympiad Invitational at Hopkins

On Feb. 8, the first Science Olympiad Invitational at Hopkins was held on Homewood Campus. The competition was organized by students involved in Charm City Science League, a student group at Hopkins. Members of the organization mentor Baltimore students every week to help them prepare for olympiads. This year, Charm City Science League decided to host their invitational in order to serve as a practice competition for their mentees as well as other students, and to allow them to hone their skills before the regional and state tournaments. 




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Helmets are categorized according to their relative safety and effectiveness.

Professor monitors concussions at Super Bowl

For American football fans, the end of the Super Bowl may elicit uncontrollable joy or despondent regret. But for Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Nicholas Theodore, the Super Bowl’s conclusion brought an immense sense of satisfaction. 


How math can help to create winning brackets

One in 9.2 quintillion (that’s 92 followed by 18 zeros) — those are the odds of one generating a perfect bracket for the National Collegiate Athletic Association Men’s Division-I Basketball Tournament, or what is more commonly known as “March Madness.” On Feb. 6, the Hopkins Undergraduate Society for Applied Math (HUSAM) invited Professor Tim Chartier from Davidson College to give a talk on how ranking methods and algorithms could better your chances of making a winning bracket.


Professor recognized for work on photochemistry

David Yarkony, D. Mead Johnson professor of Chemistry and chair of the department, received the American Chemical Society (ACS) Award in theoretical chemistry for 2020 last month, and will be honored in San Francisco this year. 


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