Breakthrough telescope to map origins of stars, galaxies and the ‘cosmic dawn’

Media Note: Telescope renderings and additional information can be viewed and downloaded at https://cornell.box.com/v/CCATProject.   ITHACA, N.Y. – A unique and powerful telescope capable of mapping the sky at submillimeter and millimeter wavelengths is headed to South America. With a slated completion date of 2021, the 6-meter aperture telescope, Cerro Chajnantor Atacama Telescope-prime (CCAT-p), will […]

Geologist available to comment on Chilean earthquake

Rick Allmendinger is a structural geologist who specializes in earthquake analysis at Cornell University – and he is also a visiting professor in the doctoral program at the Universidad Católica del Norte in Antofagasta, Chile. Allmendinger has been doing work in Argentina and Chile since 1981.   Media Note: A detailed analysis and history of major […]

Massive Chile quake may still not be the ‘big one’

  MEDIA UPDATE: A detailed analysis and history of major earthquake activity in western South America – and Professor Allmendinger’s prediction that the next major quake would happen in this region – can be found here. Rick Allmendinger is a structural geologist who specializes in earthquake analysis at Cornell University – and he is also […]