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ACerS elects Oleg Mazurin as Honorary Member

By Faye Oney / February 16, 2018

ACerS Board of Directors recently elected prominent glass scientist Oleg Mazurin as an Honorary Member of ACerS. Mazurin’s contributions to glass science include hundreds of journal publications, 15 books, and a glass database.

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A toast to glass: The Glass of Wine book is full-bodied blend of wine and glass, finished with a hint of science

By Faye Oney / December 15, 2017

The Glass of Wine is a new book that takes you through the entire wine experience—focusing on winemaking, glass, and the science and technology behind the process of making both.

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Video: The alchemy of glass, plus other facts and musings about this versatile material

By Faye Oney / August 30, 2017

This video, created by the European Glass Container Federation, illustrates the many technological advances in glass over time—and the significant contributions this versatile material has made to improve our world.

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Glass viscosity calculations definitively debunk the myth of observable flow in medieval windows

By April Gocha / August 3, 2017

Glass scientists have taken a closer look at the urban legend of glass flow in medieval windows—combining theory and experimental techniques, the results definitely bust the myth and indicate the highest ever direct measurement of glass viscosity at low temperatures.

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JACerS celebrates 100 years of excellence in 2017

By Stephanie Liverani / November 25, 2016

It’s a centennial achievement for the Journal of the American Ceramic Society—next year it will celebrate its 100th year as a top source for ceramic materials science research, providing scientists, engineers, and students with critically assessed, original research.

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ICG Summer School 2016 draws strong international turnout for intensive glass course

By Stephanie Liverani / August 31, 2016

The 8th International Commission on Glass Summer School program took place in July in Montpellier, France, and it drew a strong turnout—36 participants from 10 countries gathered for the program’s intensive glass course.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / February 10, 2016

ICG to hold glass workshop this summer, how-to for high-precision glass nanoengraving, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 10, 2016.

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Remembering a glass great: Glass community honors life of Günther Frischat

By April Gocha / July 29, 2015

It was with considerable sadness that we learned on June 2 the passing of a close personal friend and one of the foremost glass scientists of our times—Günther H. Frischat of Clausthal, Germany (July 18, 1937–June 2, 2015).

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To be continued in ACerS Bulletin: Corning Museum of Glass curator hunts for world’s oldest telescopes

By April Gocha / March 27, 2015

Marv Bolt, Curator of Science and Technology at the Corning Museum of Glass, is on a global hunt for the world’s oldest telescopes. Watch this short video to learn more from Bolt, and stay tuned for the May issue of the ACerS Bulletin for additional coverage.

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Video: Corning ushers in The Glass Age by busting some myths, Part II

By April Gocha / January 27, 2015

Mythbusters’ stars Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage sing glass’s praises in Part II of Corning’s “The Glass Age” video series.

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