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Tue, 02 Jun 2020
Members of a University of Rochester cosmology group who are a key part of a multi-institutional effort to create the most detailed 3-D map ever made of the universe are looking forward to the launch of the instrument later this year in Arizona.
Wed, 20 May 2020
Computational scientists win a National Science Foundation grant to develop a tool to provide accurate, timely information to local-level policymakers monitoring the spread of COVID-19.
Wed, 29 Apr 2020
The national scholarship, which helps cover tuition, room, board, and fees, was authorized by Congress to ensure a continuing source of highly qualified STEM professionals pursuing careers in research.
Thu, 23 Apr 2020
The award will allow the physics and astronomy major to pursue a postgraduate degree at the University of Cambridge in the UK beginning this fall.
Mon, 20 Apr 2020
Two awards from the Department of Energy will help Rochester scientists work to develop timely, commercially viable fusion energy.
Thu, 16 Apr 2020
Experiments conducted in a mine in Japan may hold clues to explain why the matter than makes up the universe escaped annihilation by anti-matter during the Big Bang.
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.