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Tackling the 12 ‘Herculean tasks’ of quantum optics

Tackling the 12 ‘Herculean tasks’ of quantum optics

June 14, 2018

Optical physics and quantum optics will have a profound effect on our daily lives in the decades to come, and two Rochester faculty are among the authors of a new survey of the biggest scientific challenges and questions in the field.

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Emil Wolf, pioneer of optical physics, dies at 95

Emil Wolf, pioneer of optical physics, dies at 95

June 4, 2018

Wolf served on the Rochester faculty for more than 50 years and was a leading expert in coherence and polarization of optical fields. His Principles of Optics is the most cited textbook in physics.

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‘High-risk’ research receives University seed funding

‘High-risk’ research receives University seed funding

May 23, 2018

University Research Awards for 2018-19 have been awarded to 15 projects ranging from an analysis of the roles of prisons in the Rochester region, to a new approach to genome editing, to new initiatives for advanced materials for powerful lasers.

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Outstanding dissertations honored with PhD student awards

Outstanding dissertations honored with PhD student awards

May 22, 2018

Each year Arts, Sciences & Engineering and the School of Medicine and Dentistry recognize outstanding research and dissertations by PhD students.

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Using data science to tell which of these people is lying

Using data science to tell which of these people is lying

May 22, 2018

University researchers are using data science to analyze more than 1 million facial expressions to more accurately detect deception based on a smile.

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Choosing between violin, engineering, or both

Choosing between violin, engineering, or both

May 14, 2018

For the Michigan native graduating with dual degrees from the Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Eastman School of Music, Ivan Suminski found himself in an enviable dilemma.

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‘Leap of faith’ leads to data science studies

‘Leap of faith’ leads to data science studies

May 10, 2018

Anya Khalid came to the University without having ever coded in her life—but she was eager to get in on the ground floor of the new undergraduate major in data science. Now the Washington, D.C., resident is graduating with degree in economics as well, bound for Seattle and a job as a data analytics consultant.

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Hands-on AR/VR lab slated for Carlson Library

Hands-on AR/VR lab slated for Carlson Library

May 9, 2018

A new hands-on learning and research lab envisioned for the Carlson Science and Engineering Library will give students and faculty a place to explore augmented and virtual reality—regardless of their level of expertise.

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