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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.
Wed, 14 Oct 2020
University physical scientists synthesize new superconducting material, developing a process that may help ‘break down barriers and open the door to many potential applications.’
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.
Fri, 17 Jul 2020
Using sand, marbles, and mathematical modeling, Rochester researchers from across departments worked to improve the accuracy of data collected from the surfaces of asteroids.
Thu, 02 Jul 2020
Physicist Gourab Ghoshal and electrical and computer engineer Gonzalo Mateos received alumni-supported fellowships to use data science in exploring their fields.