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Dr. Kurt's PRL paper made the international news by featuring in the "Deutsches Ärzteblatt", one of the main medical journals in Germany reaching around 370000 doctors weekly.

If you're not scared of German, you can read the whole story here!


Dr. Kurt's work with smart airbag helmets was discussed in his interview with WCBS. You can read and listen to the whole interview here. Go Kurtlab!


Dr. Kurt's paper "Mechanistic Insights into Human Brain Impact Dynamics through Modal Analysis", recently published on Physical Review Letters, featured in Science Magazine.

The study analyzed data on 189 head collisions acquired during football games (thanks to special mouth guards equipped with accelerometers and gyroscopes) and simulated how the brain responded mechanically to each hit. This allowed to identify the most important frequencies of brain oscillations during the impacts, with profound implications for the understanding of concussion mechanisms and the design of protective helmets.

You can read a commentary on the study written by Prof. P. Bayly (Washington University, St. Louis) for the American Physical Society’s website here.

Congratulations Dr. Kurt!

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