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NASA selects NEOCam for Phase 2 development

October 2, 2015



Renowned particle physicist Susumu Okubo dies

July 27, 2015



Article on PHY 121P (Masi et al. 2015) nominated by ASEE for 2015 Best Paper Award.

July 1, 2015

The Engineering Physics and Physics Education Division of the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) has nominated an article on the design and assessment of UR's Physics 121P for the 2015 ASEE Conference Best Paper Award. The ASEE cited the methods for addressing diversity in engineering education, described in the article, in their nomination. The prize will be awarded later in 2015.


High-precision tests of the Standard Model begin at LHC

May 14, 2015

Z Boson and 2 muons


Dev Ashish Khaitan wins Curtis Award

April 14, 2015

Dev Ashish Khaitan '11, a third-year graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has received the 2015 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student. The Curtis Award is awarded to up to five full-time graduate students at the University of Rochester, and includes an honorarium of $500. In his nomination, Mr. Khaitan was cited for contributions on all scales of undergraduate instruction, from 1-1 tutoring to teaching and managing large introductory classes, and was particularly praised for helping establish innovative teaching methods in those large classes. His teaching activities have aided particularly in the retention of students who enter UR with a desire to major in engineering or physical science, but whose math and science preparation are incomplete.


Antonio Badolato wins an NSF CAREER Award

April 2, 2015

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted its most prestigious award in support of junior faculty, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program, to three University of Rochester researchers: Antonio Badolato, Danielle Benoit, and Michael Neidig.


Evan Ranken Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

March 31, 2015

Evan RankenEvan Ranken has been awarded the 2015 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship!!! Evan is a University of Rochester Sproull Fellow finishing his second year with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, where he works with Professor S.G. Rajeev on the theory of quantum fields and stochastic processes. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States Institutions. Evan's selection for the NSF Fellowship was based on demonstrated potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of US science and engineering enterprise. Within the graduate student community, Evan is best known for hosting Microbrew Monday. Congratulations Evan!


Closest known flyby of a star to our solar system

February 18, 2015

Artist's conception of Scholz's star


Gigantic ring system around J1407b much larger, heavier than Saturn’s

January 28, 2015

Giant Rings


Is a climate disaster inevitable?

January 19, 2015