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Detailed Early Observations of a Nearby Supernova and Associated Jet Cocoon Provide New Insights about Gamma-ray Bursts

January 17, 2019

Through the detailed observation of a rare, nearby hypernova, an international team of researchers including Chryssa Kouveliotou, a professor of physics at the George Washington University, discovered the missing link connecting hypernovae to GRBs in the form of a hot cocoon around the jets of matter expelled by the central engine as these spread through the outer layers of the progenitor star.

GW Poll Finds Deep, Lasting Partisan Splits on Immigration, Investigating President Trump

January 15, 2019

Differences in Democratic and Republican voter priorities suggest Congress will continue to be fractured. A new edition of the GW Politics Poll found contrasting top priorities for each party and deep partisan division on the importance of many issues, highlighting the difficulty of reopening the government if action depends on a bipartisan immigration compromise. The poll also provided a first look at the field of 2020 Democratic presidential prospects.

Researchers Discover New Evidence of Superconductivity at Near Room Temperature

January 14, 2019

Timothy Pierce: [email protected], 202-994-5647

GW Extremism Tracker - December 2018

GW Extremism Tracker: Two New Individuals Identified in December for Offenses Related to the Islamic State Group

January 11, 2019

The number of charges related to the Islamic State group issued in the United States since March 2014 increased to 170, according to updated research from the GW Program on Extremism.

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Human Brain Allocates Attention Based on Known Size of Objects

January 07, 2019

Researchers at the George Washington University gained important insights into how the human brain processes information and allocates attention. Their study, “Attention Scales According to Inferred Real-World Object Size,” shows people pay attention to objects based on their real-world size, rather than how they are perceived by the eye.