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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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Jannick Rolland named fellow of National Academy of Inventors

Tue, 08 Dec 2020

The director of the Center for Freeform Optics holds more than 50 patents and is considered a pioneer in optical applications in augmented and virtual reality.

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Building a quantum network one node at a time

Tue, 03 Nov 2020

New research demonstrates a way to use quantum properties of light to transmit information, a key step on the path to the next generation of computing and communications systems.

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Finally, a way to see molecules ‘wobble’

Thu, 22 Oct 2020

Breakthrough by international optics team reveals how proteins behave in 3D, enabling new insights into cell behavior and disease progression

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Imaging the secret lives of immune cells in the eye

Wed, 07 Oct 2020

Rochester researchers combine videography and artificial intelligence to track the interactions of microscopic immune cells in a living eye without dyes or damage, a first for imaging science.

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