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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. 


Joseph Eberly honored as a ‘true visionary’ in optics

Tue, 23 Nov 2021

Joseph Eberly, the Andrew Carnegie Professor of Physics and a professor of optics, is recognized for pioneering contributions to quantum optics theory.


Future physicists experience research firsthand during internship at Rochester

Sun, 31 Oct 2021

The University of Rochester’s Center for Matter at Atomic Pressures (CMAP) hosted a five-week internship program this summer for area high school students to learn about high-energy-density physics, perform lab experiments, and work on projects with Rochester physics and astronomy graduate students.


Grant supports Rochester professor’s quest for superconductivity

Wed, 15 Sep 2021

The Moore Foundation award will also help Ranga Dias recruit other US scientists to join the quest to create viable superconducting materials.


Adam Frank receives Carl Sagan Medal for excellence in public communication

Mon, 09 Aug 2021

The award recognizes the Rochester astrophysicist’s ‘sustained efforts’ to make science and research broadly accessible through on-air commentary, popular books, Netflix documentaries, Marvel movies, and more.


Under pressure, ‘squishy’ compound reacts in remarkable ways

Mon, 26 Jul 2021

From insulator to metal and back again—a new phenomenon reported by researchers at the University Rochester and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, ‘will find a place in physics textbooks.’


DESI’s quest to map the expanding universe begins

Fri, 28 May 2021

Rochester researchers are key members of an international collaboration to create a 3D map of the universe, which will help unravel the mysteries of dark energy.


Eight Rochester undergraduates win scholarships for summer research in Germany

Tue, 18 May 2021

The DAAD-RISE program enables outstanding students in the sciences to conduct research at top German universities.


Physicist and jazz pianist combines music and science at Rochester

Thu, 06 May 2021

College alumnus Philippe Lewalle graduates with a PhD in physics but stays close to his piano.


Rochester’s latest CAREER award recipients pursue wide range of projects

Wed, 05 May 2021

This year, five University of Rochester researchers have received the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early-career faculty.


Researchers confront major hurdle in quantum computing

Tue, 04 May 2021

In a series of papers, Rochester researchers report major strides in improving the transfer of information in quantum systems.