Kian Nassre

Class of 2023


  • Runaway star escaping Milky Way

    Thanks to 21st-century technological developments, astronomy is undergoing a golden age, as astronomers are increasingly able to prove theoretical conjectures. The latest proof of this concept came when the McWilliams Center for Cosmology at Carnegie Mellon's Professor Sergey Koposov discovered a high-velocity star escaping the Milky Way for the first time.

    SciTech | November 25, 2019
  • CMU professor’s work helps revolutionize redistricting

    In 2018, Carnegie Mellon math professor Wesley Pegden’s testimony before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court helped the state achieve nonpartisan congressional maps before the midterm elections. Now, his work is spreading to other states and may result in fair elections for North Carolina ahead of 2020.

    SciTech | November 18, 2019
  • Machine learning unlocks library of the human brain

    The human brain has long been considered a mess of biological signals that humans have no hope of untangling. However, a study published in the Oct. 29 issue of Cerebral Cortex by the Carnegie Mellon psychology department indicates that the human brain’s representation of abstract concepts is not only identifiable, but also shared.

    SciTech | November 11, 2019

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