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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. 


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.


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

Tue, 20 Apr 2021

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


Room temperature superconductor? Rochester lab sets new record toward long-sought goal

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.’


Laser-driven experiments provide insights into the formation of the universe

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.


New research on carbon cracks open secrets deep inside exoplanets

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.


Science offers hope during dark times

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.


Laser Lab scientist honored for fusion and plasma research

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.


A new era in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

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.


Nobel Prize laureate remembered for groundbreaking research on neutrinos

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.


Quantum engines? Entanglement as fuel?

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.