Aeronautics and Astronautics News
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
A Nobel Prize winner, Google's founders, the first American woman in space and others honored for their contributions to technology and society.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Stanford's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded 11 seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
Associate Professor Gianluca Iaccarino will lead a government-funded project that will use the next generation of supercomputers to model techniques that could dramatically increase the efficiency of solar power. The project will receive $3.2 million per year for five years.
Stanford professor and former NASA official explains how NASA might revive the Kepler space telescope
Monday, May 20, 2013
Scott Hubbard, a consulting professor of aeronautics and astronautics, helped guide the Kepler mission when he served as director of NASA Ames Research Center. He explains how NASA might bring the planet-hunting spacecraft back online.
Monday, May 20, 2013
President Hennessy, Jerry Yang and 200 others toast GPS pioneer and wife for lifetime achievements and gift that will fund a state-of-the-art research environment and two professorships in the School of Engineering.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Assistant Professor will study the behaviors of plasmas created when tiny meteoroids and space debris are vaporized in hypervelocity collisions with spacecraft.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Several large asteroids have zipped dangerously close to Earth in the past month. Scott Hubbard is part of a team that plans to track down future threats.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The large meteoroid that struck Russia last week is just one of the factors in space that cause satellites to fail. Sigrid Close, a Stanford Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics, is proving that the effects of "space dust" are a more likely cause.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions an engineer can receive.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Researchers at the Center for Turbulence Research set a new record in supercomputing, harnessing a million computing cores to model supersonic jet noise. Work was performed on the newly installed Sequoia IBM Bluegene/Q system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Letter from the Dean of Stanford Engineering.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
An autonomous system for exploring the solar system's smaller members, such as moons and asteroids, could bring us closer to a human mission to Mars.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The fellowships aim to advance research in aerospace and sustainable energy.
Monday, November 26, 2012
Engineers at Stanford's Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute have developed autonomous underwater vehicles that can photograph regions of the ocean floor that were once too risky for these robotic explorers.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Two Aero/Astro faculty win NASA's inaugural Early Career Faculty grants for research in high-priority technology areas.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Aeronautics and Astronautics department chair has made lasting contributions to aeroelasticity, computational fluid dynamics on moving grids, computational acoustics, computational mechanics and high-performance computing.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The team leading Stanford's online education initiative announces seed grants to faculty members across campus for course development. "It's been a grassroots phenomenon, which really reflects Stanford's tradition of innovation and creativity," said John Mitchell, professor of computer science and President John Hennessy's special assistant for educational technology.
Monday, June 25, 2012
A Stanford team finished in the top six of a U.S. Department of Energy challenge.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
A multi-year collaboration among Stanford engineering departments uses some of the world’s fastest supercomputers to model the complexities of hypersonic flight. Someday, their work may lead to planes that fly at many times the speed of sound.
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Stanford University Unstructured (SU2) is an open-source software package that gives advanced engineering students a crucial leg up on the time-consuming process of writing their own code.