Since the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology opened its doors in 1989, one objective has been to be a leader in science and technology by continually fostering new research areas and developing new methodologies to stimulate innovative approaches. Intelligent Systems, a new major research theme, seeks to understand intelligent behavior in biological and artificial systems and their networked interactions.
An associate professor of psychology from the University of Newcastle in Australia, Frini Karayanidis is collaborating with Gabriele Gratton and Monica Fabiani of the Mechanisms of Cognitive Control Group to look at how cognitive control varies as we age.
This year, the Beckman Institute building itself served as inspiration for the winning T-shirt design.
Jason Patrick, a Beckman Postdoctoral Fellow, focuses on developing adaptive composite materials.
University of Illinois physics professor Klaus Schulten, an innovator in the use of computational methods to study the chemical and biological processes driving living cells, died Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana. He was 69.