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There are few universities anywhere in the world with the research scope of Cornell University. That research spans a vast array of subjects, and ranges from the basic and theoretical work to applied research.

Photos of Hans Bethe with Boyce McDaniel, and Arecibo telescope's Gregorian dome

Hans Bethe with Boyce McDaniel in the tunnel of the Cornell Electron Storage Ring, 1968 [left].  Arecibo telescope's Gregorian dome in Puerto Rico [right]

Cornell's long history of practical research, a hallmark of the institution as conceived by Ezra Cornell, has served the university well, as much from the knowledge gained as from the training it affords students.

Research at Cornell, whether basic or applied, has anchored the university's programs in instruction and outreach and its tradition of research for the betterment of society.

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