Shaojie Bai

Class of 2017


  • Bahcall explains dark matter at Bennett-McWilliams lecture

    What is dark matter, and where is it? For many years, physicists have been exploring the very concept of dark matter, an invisible mass that is extremely important to our universe. On Tuesday, Nov. 11, Neta Bahcall, renowned astrophysicist and the Eugene Higgins Professor of Astrophysics at Princeton University, came to Carnegie Mellon to speak at the third annual Bennett-McWilliams Lecture in Cos...

    SciTech | November 17, 2014
  • How Things Work: Anthropic principle explores the universe's coincidences

    Have you ever wondered why the mathematical constant pi is approximately equal to 3.14159? Why the gravitational constant is of the order 10-11? Why stardust gathered in such a precise way as to create Earth as a habitable planet? These constants constitute formulas and mathematical equations that dominate our lives: The sun in our sky, the vehicles we use, and even the water that we drink. The co...

    SciTech | October 13, 2014
  • NSF provides $930K neuroscience grant

    Why is one able to feel pain and excitement? How does one listen and see? Behind our eyes and ears, there is an extremely complicated neuron system. Information is believed to be encoded in the form of electrical and chemical signals in our body, and neurons — electrically excitable cells that maintain electrical gradients across their membranes — are at the core of our transmission of information...

    SciTech | October 6, 2014
  • SciTech Briefs

    White House to fight antibiotic resistance

    SciTech | September 22, 2014
  • SciTech Briefs

    Google to make its own quantum processors

    Google recently announced its plan to make quantum processors using superconductors. Google is already involved in quantum computer research through the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab, whose members now run their experiments on a D-Wave Two device, the successor of D-Wave One and the world’s only commercially available quantum computer.

    SciTech | September 15, 2014