Rochester Academy of Science 2020-2021 First Place Undergraduate Student Research Grant Award Winner Juliana South, University of Rochester. Attenuation in Granular Materials.
Juliana South, University of Rochester. Attenuation in Granular Materials. Sponsor: Alice Quillen, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Astronomy.
To improve understanding of the transmission of energy in granular materials, we propose to carry out laboratory attenuation experiments on dry gravel through the administration of pulses and signals. With the current conflict between the jolt and seismic reverberation attenuation models in the literature we aim to differentiate between the two models in our regime by making a precise measurement of attenuation.
Tue, 30 Mar 2021
In a pair of studies, University physical scientists synthesized new superconducting materials, developing processes that may help ‘open the door to many potential applications.’
Thu, 25 Mar 2021
Researchers at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics have captured for the first time in a laboratory setting the process thought to be responsible for generating and sustaining astrophysical magnetic fields.
Wed, 27 Jan 2021
Measuring carbon at the highest pressures ever achieved in a laboratory, researchers at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics report first model of the carbon structures that may make up planets outside the solar system.
Thu, 21 Jan 2021
American science has not only remained solid through recent crises but also provided a path out of the darkness, Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank writes for NBC News.
Thu, 14 Jan 2021
Dustin Froula received the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, one of the most respected awards given by the US Department of Energy, for his research.
Mon, 04 Jan 2021
If trends continue, "the search for intelligence in the universe may finally escape the giggle-factor," writes University of Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank in a Washington Post op-ed.
Fri, 13 Nov 2020
Rochester graduate Masatoshi Koshiba ’55 (PhD), who died November 12, received the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics for detecting and measuring subatomic particles known as neutrinos.
Thu, 15 Oct 2020
It’s still more science fiction than science fact, but perfect energy efficiency may be one step closer due to new research by Rochester physicists.
Mon, 10 Aug 2020
The University is the host institution for a NSF-funded national collaboration to explore ‘revolutionary states of matter.’
Fri, 17 Jul 2020
Work by Rochester researchers will help make a space-based infrared telesecope—the kind that detected Comet NEOWISE—even more precise.