Groundbreaking discoveries in math and science have unlocked a remarkable and diverse new era of innovation. In 2011 everything from physics to medicine and genetics to cosmology has been in the news at some point.
NASA scientists confirmed that Kepler-22b is the first exoplanet discovered that orbits within the so-called “Goldilocks Zone” of its sun, making it the most Earth-like, habitable planet we have discovered.
Darach Watson and colleagues figured out how to utilize super-massive black holes, which exist at the center of most galaxies, as “standard candles” for making accurate measurements of cosmic distances.
Researchers at OPERA measured neutrinos traveling faster than light. Most physicists dismissed the finding, believing it to be a systemic error in the measurement or an overlooked error in the analysis, but the team’s most recent findings revealed that their work still stands.
On April 20, 2012, the next phase of scientific innovation opens its doors to the public, here in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Will you join the movement to re-establish America’s dominance in math and science? Will your children and grandchildren lead the United States into the next era of innovation? Will you discover… Raleigh’s New World?