U forest ecologist wins prestigious Packard Fellowship

October 15, 2018

William Anderegg, an assistant professor of biology, has received one of 18 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation for his research on the effects of climate change and drought on forests. Packard Fellows receive a five-year, $875,000 grant to pursue research directions of their choosing. The Packard Foundation […]

Theoretical climbing rope could brake falls

July 5, 2016

University of Utah mathematicians showed it is theoretically possible to design ideal climbing ropes to safely slow falling rock and mountain climbers like brakes decelerate a car. They hope someone develops a material to turn theory into reality. In a new study in the Journal of Sports Engineering and Technology, the mathematicians write: “We do […]