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Rochester scientists reveal the limits of machine learning for hydrogen models

Wed, 15 Dec 2021

Research from the Laboratory for Laser Energetics paves the way for more accurate computer models, which are needed to understand the interior of planets and the physical properties of nuclear fusion.


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.


New tool cuts guesswork about ‘eddy killing’ in oceans

Thu, 19 Aug 2021

Using satellite imagery, University of Rochester scientists have provided the first direct measure of how eddy killing affects Earth’s oceans.


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.’


Rochester laser experiments demonstrate ‘helium rain’ likely falls in the solar system

Tue, 01 Jun 2021

An international research team including University of Rochester scientists has validated a nearly 40-year-old prediction that helium rain is possible inside planets such as Jupiter and Saturn.


Members of the College Class of 2021 reflect on four eventful years at the University

Tue, 18 May 2021

As they prepare to graduate with the College’s Class of 2021, students from near and far say they’re well prepared for the future.


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.


Recent graduate awarded global leadership scholarship at Stanford University

Thu, 06 May 2021

Suman Kumar ’19 will pursue a master’s degree in international policy, joining students from across the globe for the selective program.