Leonor Sierra

Leonor Sierra is press officer for science and engineering. She covers computer science, electrical and computer engineering, laboratory for laser energetics, optics, mechanical engineering, physics and astronomy, and the Office of the Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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Rochester team among those awarded $3 million Breakthrough Prize for work with neutrinos

Rochester team among those awarded $3 million Breakthrough Prize for work with neutrinos

November 9, 2015

A team led by professors Steven Manly and Kevin McFarland was honored “for the fundamental discovery of neutrino oscillations, revealing a new frontier beyond, and possibly far beyond, the standard model of particle physics.”

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New York State awards $9.2 million to renew CEIS as Center for Advanced Technology

New York State awards $9.2 million to renew CEIS as Center for Advanced Technology

November 2, 2015

The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS) has been renewed by New York State as one of its Centers for Advanced Technology (CAT) and will receive $9.2 million in funding over the next 10 years.

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New York State awards $9.2 million to renew CEIS as a Center for Advanced Technology

November 2, 2015

The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS) at the University of Rochester has been renewed by New York State as one of its Centers for Advanced Technology (CAT) and will receive $9.2 million in funding over the next 10 years. In the past 10 years, CEIS has provided more than $4M in funding to […]

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Data mining Instagram feeds can point to teenage drinking patterns

Data mining Instagram feeds can point to teenage drinking patterns

October 29, 2015

By extracting information from Instagram images and hashtags, computer science researchers have shown they can expose patterns of underage drinking more cheaply and faster than conventional surveys.

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Sigma Xi awards David R. Williams the William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement

Sigma Xi awards David R. Williams the William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement

October 23, 2015

David R. Williams, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on human vision and pioneer in the use of adaptive optics technologies for vision applications, serves as the William G. Allyn Professor of Medical Optics, director of the Center for Visual Science, and dean for research in Arts, Science & Engineering.

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Nicholas George’s role as mentor celebrated in endowed optics professorship

Nicholas George’s role as mentor celebrated in endowed optics professorship

September 14, 2015

The Nicholas George Endowed Professorship in Optics will honor the professor emeritus and former director of the Institute of Optics. The professorship was established by a gift from George’s former student Milton Chang, with an additional commitment from Joseph W. Goodman, the William Ayer Professor Emeritus at Stanford University

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University of Rochester Researchers Awarded $1.5 Million to Develop a Technology to Concentrate Sunlight onto Solar Cells

September 4, 2015

Funding from ARPA-E Announced as Part of Initiatives by President Obama to Advance Innovative Clean Energy Technologies University of Rochester researchers have been awarded $1.5 million to develop a technology that could reduce the cost of electricity from solar power. The technology would replace the area that needs to be covered with expensive solar panels […]

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Researchers use laser to levitate glowing nanodiamonds in vacuum

Researchers use laser to levitate glowing nanodiamonds in vacuum

September 4, 2015

Nick Vamivakas, assistant professor of optics, thinks his team’s work will make extremely sensitive instruments for sensing tiny forces and torques possible, and could also lead to a way to physically create larger-scale quantum systems known as macroscopic Schrödinger Cat states.

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Vision expert David Williams receives Beckman-Argyros Award

Vision expert David Williams receives Beckman-Argyros Award

August 11, 2015

David Williams, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on human vision, received the $500,000 prize for his transformative breakthroughs in vision research and adaptive optics.

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Renowned particle physicist Susumu Okubo dies

Renowned particle physicist Susumu Okubo dies

July 27, 2015

Okubo, a Rochester alumnus and faculty member since 1964, was internationally known for his groundbreaking investigations into the patterns and decay rates of fundamental particles and symmetries of the universe.

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