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Rochester researchers join national initiative to advance quantum science

Fri, 30 Jul 2021

Rochester researchers led by Todd Krauss, a professor of chemistry, are joining a major US Department of Energy-funded initiative to advance quantum science and technology.

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Outstanding educators continued to shine during pandemic

Thu, 17 Jun 2021

Thomas Brown and Sina Ghaemmaghami are the latest recipients of the University’s Mercer Brugler Distinguished Teaching Professorships.

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Novel chirped pulses defy ‘conventional wisdom’

Wed, 16 Jun 2021

Rochester researchers have advanced a groundbreaking technique first pioneered at the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics. As a result, they've produced chirped pulses in a way that works even with relatively low-quality, inexpensive equipment.

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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.

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2021 honorary degrees, medals, and teaching awards announced

Wed, 12 May 2021

Distinguished leaders, educators, and humanitarians will be honored during this spring’s commencement ceremonies.

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Two sophomores receive Critical Language Scholarships

Mon, 10 May 2021

Diego Encinas ’23 will study Portuguese and Jason Hahn ’23 will study Russian as part of government immersion program.

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Optics grad has her eyes on the stars

Thu, 06 May 2021

Optical engineer Alyssa Ho ’21 is headed to Raytheon to work on space system projects.

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Susana Marcos to lead Center for Visual Science

Thu, 11 Feb 2021

Internationally recognized pioneer in vision science and its applications is named the next director of one of the University’s most highly regarded research centers.

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An optical coating like no other

Thu, 04 Feb 2021

Researchers in the Institute of Optics have developed a new class of optical coatings, Fano Resonance Optical Coatings, that can both reflect and transmit the same wavelength simultaneously.

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Chip on a card would detect COVID-19 antibodies in a minute

Wed, 06 Jan 2021

Researchers in Rochester are developing a “completely new diagnostic platform” that could prove to be a valuable clinical tool for detecting exposure to multiple viruses from a single drop of blood.

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