Microplasma created by focusing a laser emits visible light and terahertz radiation.

Generating broadband terahertz radiation from a microplasma in air

Researchers in the Institute of Optics have shown that a microplasma created by focusing intense laser pulses in air emits not only visible light, but also electromagnetic pulses at terahertz frequencies that can be used to detect complex molecules, such as explosives and drugs.

April 24, 2015

In the Headlines

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Generating broadband terahertz radiation from a microplasma in air

Researchers at the University of Rochester’s Institute of Optics have shown that a laser-generated microplasma in air can be used as a source of broadband terahertz radiation.

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April 24, 2015
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Hubble telescope celebrates 25 years in space

ADAM FRANK, BYLINE: Then NASA launched the Hubble Space Telescope. Once the high-def images of multi-hued interstellar clouds and swirling galaxies began landing on magazine covers, I didn’t need to justify astronomy to my aunt, or anyone else, for that matter. Measured in terms of raw discoveries, Hubble is the most successful scientific instrument in history.

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April 23, 2015
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One way business schools attract black students: with black students

Simon has a lower profile than the Ivy League behemoth (Yale), but it boasts something unusual among American MBA programs: a large cohort of black students.

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April 22, 2015

Science & Technology

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Energy and Water bill includes $68 million for Laboratory for Laser Energetics

The FY 2016 House Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill approved by the House Appropriations Committee this week includes $68 million for the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, the same level as FY15, but $7.5 million above President Barack Obama’s request.

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April 23, 2015
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Climatologist speaks on ‘Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms’

James Hansen, adjunct professor at the Earth Institute at Columbia University and former director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies will speak on Monday, April 20, in Hutchison Hall.

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April 17, 2015
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Chemist Michael Neidig awarded Sloan Fellowship

Michael Neidig, an assistant professor of chemistry, has been recognized as a “rising star” by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Neidig is one of 126 U.S. and Canadian researchers selected as recipients of Sloan Research Fellowships for 2015.

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April 14, 2015

Society & Culture

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Study finds online ads drive sales

According to new research from Simon Business School, the more a consumer sees an online ad and the closer a consumer lives to the location of a store, the larger the sales lift for the retailer.

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April 23, 2015
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In our midst

Meredith Dank ’99 has uncovered some surprising truths about the illegal sex trade—and policymakers are starting to take note. (Photo: Shannon Taggart for Rochester Review)

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April 20, 2015
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Susan B. Anthony Center partners with COPE for equal pay in Rochester

A significant pay gap still exists between men and women on a national scale. In order to help raise awareness of this issue, the Susan. B Anthony Center has partnered with the Coalition on Pay Equity (or COPE) to survey this inequality in the Rochester area.

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April 13, 2015

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Send Silence Packing

April 22, 2015

Students affiliated with Active Minds, a national organization dedicated to mental health awareness, planted 1,100 pinwheels– representing the number of college students lost to suicide each year– in Wilson Quad. “Send Silence Packing”, as the traveling exhibition is called, is a program designed to raise awareness about the incidence and impact of suicide, connect students to needed mental health resources, and inspire action for suicide prevention.

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Student Life

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Something for everyone in College Town

Euakarn (Som) Liengtiraphan ’17, a student employee from University Communications visited College Town with seniors Joseph Bailey and Christopher Marsh, and offers a sample of what College Town has to offer Rochester students.

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April 22, 2015
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UR Equestrian trots to success

Coming out of nowhere, the University’s equestrian team is fresh out of the gates and quickly becoming a well-known competitive force. “Cornell has been, for years, untouchable, and now we’ve shown that we can catch them,” says Sarah Markowitz ’16. “We’ve come close, and even beaten them at some competitions.”

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April 3, 2015
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Eastman Saxophone Project takes Millennium Stage at Kennedy Center

The Eastman Saxophone Project, a conductorless ensemble whose student members garner top prizes in chamber music and saxophone competitions, will appear at the Kennedy Center on Thursday, April 23, as part of The Conservatory Project.

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April 2, 2015

The Arts

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Institute for Popular Music’s ‘In Conversation’ series to explore lives, careers of industry leaders

Kara DioGuardi, songwriter and former judge on TV’s American Idol, and Bill Flanagan, a veteran music journalist who has spent the last 15 years as an executive at both MTV and VH1, will sit down for a behind-the-scenes look at their careers on Wednesday, April 22 and Wednesday, April 29.

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April 8, 2015
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2015 Day of Arts explores ‘Silence’

University students, faculty, and staff will celebrate Day of the Arts 2015: Silence,which includes five events centered on the question “What is Silence?” This two-day series starting on Wednesday, April 8, explores movement, dance, art, and music.

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April 3, 2015
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Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal headlines evening of film music

Jeff Beal, one of the most prolific and respected composers for film, television, and the concert hall, returns to his alma mater in April and will headline a concert of film screenings accompanied by live music performed by Eastman and University of Rochester students.

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April 1, 2015

University News

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Rochester delegation visits University of Ghana looking for synergies

At the end of March, 12 representatives from the University of Rochester spent three days at the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana, exploring how the two universities could work together. The delegation laid the groundwork for undergraduate, graduate and faculty exchanges, public health fieldwork, and research partnerships.

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April 23, 2015
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Gloria Culver appointed dean of the School of Arts & Sciences

Gloria Culver has been appointed dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, effective immediately. Culver has been serving as interim dean since July 1, 2014.

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April 21, 2015
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Evans and Susanna Lam commit $1 million to River Campus Libraries

Evans and Susanna Lam have committed $1 million to the River Campus Libraries to establish the Evans and Susanna Lam Library Revitalization Fund. The fund will support the modernization of the patron services area in Rush Rhees Library, which will be named Evans Lam Square.

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April 20, 2015
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