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Mon, 30 Mar 2020
Like infectious disease researchers, climate change scientists have warned for decades that we are unprepared. Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank says, “It’s time to wake up.”
Tue, 11 Feb 2020
The National Science Foundation has granted its most prestigious award in support of junior faculty, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, to several University of Rochester researchers this year.
Tue, 04 Feb 2020
The University of Rochester research lab that recently used lasers to create unsinkable metal structures has now demonstrated how the same technology could be used to create highly efficient solar power generators.
Thu, 30 Jan 2020
As NASA retires its Spitzer Space Telescope, the Rochester scientists who were involved in its development, look back on the project.
Mon, 02 Dec 2019
Rochester scientists at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics and their colleagues in California and France have directly demonstrated for the first time how laser beams modify the conditions of a plasma.
Mon, 25 Nov 2019
Rochester’s newly formed cosmology group is at work to create the most detailed 3-D map of the universe ever seen.
Wed, 06 Nov 2019
Inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, Rochester researchers have created a metallic structure that is so water repellent, it refuses to sink—no matter how often it is forced into water or how much it is damaged.
Wed, 30 Oct 2019
The University of Rochester astrophysicist recently received the American Physical Society’s 2020 Joseph A. Burton Forum Award and his latest book Light of the Stars was awarded the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Award for Science.
Thu, 10 Oct 2019
Three of eight national research grants recently awarded by the Department of Energy were given to researchers at the University of Rochester, which is home to the largest university-based DOE research program in the nation.
Wed, 25 Sep 2019
Quantum computing has revolutionary potential, but transferring information within a quantum system remains a challenge. By transferring the state of electrons, Rochester research brings scientists one step closer to creating fully functional quantum computers.