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Faculty Achievements: Spring 2023

Reinhold Blumel, Charlotte Augusta Ayres Professor of Physics, has recently published three papers in the journal Scientific Reports: “Effects of the coupling of dielectric spherical particles on signatures in infrared microspectroscopy;” “Space-resolved chemical information from infrared extinction spectra“, and “Domes and Semi-Capsules as Model Systems for Infrared Microspectroscopy of Biological Cells.” David Kuenzel, Associate Professor of Economics, published Non-tariff Measures: What’s Tariffs Got […]

Faculty Achievements: January 2023

The Center for Religion and the Human at IU Bloomington announces Professor of Religion and Science in Society Mary-Jane Rubenstein’s Worlds Without End: The Many Lives of the Multiverse (Colombia University Press, 2014) as winner of the third annual Iris Book Award. Jurors for the Iris Book Award praised Worlds Without End as “a delightful tour of a […]
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