Research

Natural Sciences

What is the nature of the universe in which we exist? From subatomic particles to the farthest reaches of the universe, the composition of the earth to the components of individual cells, we seek to answer the universe’s—and life’s—big questions.

Diagram

Peeking into Schrödinger’s Box

Robert Boyd and his team apply an alternative method called direct measurement to measure a 27-dimensional quantum state in a single experiment with no post-processing.

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Milky Way

How Stars Move at the Galaxy’s Center

New research by Alice Quillen suggests that stars probably move in peanut-shell or figure of eight-shaped orbits.

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“Seeing” in the Dark

“Seeing” in the Dark

Duje Tadin and his team find that body movements alone trigger real visual perceptions in the brain.

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Ice Lab

Paleoclimatologist Wins Packard Fellowship

Vasilii Petrenko will use the Packard Award to measure past carbon-14 content of carbon monoxide in ancient air trapped in glacial ice of Greenland and Antarctica.

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A naked Mole Rat.

Cancer Resistance in Naked Mole Rats

Biologists at the University of Rochester Identify the Chemical Behind Cancer Resistance in Naked Mole Rats.

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Microbe

Superbugs May Have a Soft Spot, After All

UR research team identifies a weakness in at least one superbug that scientists may be able to exploit.

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Higgs Boson

UR physicists play key roles in search for elusive Higgs Boson.

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Aerial view

Deepwater Disaster

Naturally occurring bacteria helped dispose of oil spilled by the Deepwater Horizon explosion, researchers report.

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Daguerreotypes

Daguerreotypes in Danger

Researchers race to save our first photographs from fungi.

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