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Like biologically based systems (left), complex emergent behaviors—which arise when separate components are merged together in a coordinated system—also result from neuromorphic networks made up of quantum-materials-based devices (right).

Physicists Simulate Artificial Brain Networks with New Quantum Materials

Pavlov famously showed that cues – like food or a bell – produce a response, but new mouse research shows that dopamine impulses can occur in the absence of a cue. Maxxl²/WikimediaCommons, CC BY-SA

Researchers trained mice to control seemingly random bursts of dopamine in their brains, challenging theories of reward and learning


It’s Not Just SARS-COV-2: Most Respiratory Viruses Spread by Aerosols

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Kyoto Prize Symposium

March 24 | 3:30 p.m.
March 25 | 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Featuring Kyoto Prize Laureates Ching Tang, James Gunn and Ariane Mnouchkine. Professor Gunn will be introduced by Professor of Physics and Ingrid and Joseph W. Hibben Chair, Center for Astrophysics and Space Sciences, Alison Coil. The annual event features talks from recipients of the Kyoto Prize, Japan's highest honor for global visionaries who made scientific and cultural advancements that benefit mankind.


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