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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Photon camp gives high school students exposure to optics

Photon camp gives high school students exposure to optics

July 3, 2014

During their week at Photon Camp, 18 students from several local high schools and the Bergen Academy in New Jersey will attend lectures in the mornings, and get some hands on experience in the laboratory during the afternoons.

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“Compressive sensing” provides new approach to measuring a quantum system

“Compressive sensing” provides new approach to measuring a quantum system

June 27, 2014

Physicists have shown that a technique called compressive sensing offers a way to measure both variables at the same time, without violating the Uncertainty Principle.

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Robert Boyd awarded honorary doctorate by University of Glasgow

Robert Boyd awarded honorary doctorate by University of Glasgow

June 23, 2014

Robert Boyd, professor of optics and physics and a pioneer in the field of nonlinear optical physics, will be awarded an honorary doctor of science degree this summer by the University of Glasgow in Scotland.

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Trapping light: a long lifetime in a very small place

Trapping light: a long lifetime in a very small place

June 16, 2014

Physicists have created a silicon nanocavity that allows light to be trapped 10 times longer than in other similarly-sized optical cavities. Nanocavities are key components of nanophotonics circuits.

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CEIS awarded grant to fund national photonics roadmap

CEIS awarded grant to fund national photonics roadmap

May 8, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded $500,000 to the Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences to lead the development of a national roadmap for photonics.

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Experiment on earth demonstrates effect observed in space

Experiment on earth demonstrates effect observed in space

April 30, 2014

Streaming jets of high-speed matter produce some of the most stunning objects seen in space. an experiment by French and American researchers using extremely high-powered lasers offers experimental verification of one proposed mechanism for creating them.

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Vision scientist named to National Academy of Sciences

Vision scientist named to National Academy of Sciences

April 29, 2014

Optics professor David Williams, a leading experts on human vision, has been named a member of the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his continuing achievements in original research. The honor is one of the highest given to a scientist in the United States.

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Professor Emeritus of Physics Daniel S. Koltun dies at 80

Professor Emeritus of Physics Daniel S. Koltun dies at 80

April 16, 2014

Theoretical physicist Daniel S. Koltun joined the University in 1962 and was a professor of physics until his retirement in 2004. In addition to being a leader in the meson physics community, Koltun was known for what is called the “Koltun Sum Rule” for the scattering of electrons from nuclear targets.

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University showcases emerging technologies

University showcases emerging technologies

April 8, 2014

The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS) will host its 14th Annual University Technology Showcase on the afternoon of April 10. The topic will be “Industry-University Collaborations and Economic Development: How can universities and companies work together to rebuild manufacturing in the US?”

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Robert L. McCrory, director of Laboratory for Laser Energetics, named University Professor

Robert L. McCrory, director of Laboratory for Laser Energetics, named University Professor

April 3, 2014

Robert McCrory, director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, was appointed University Professor in recognition of his contributions to the physics and engineering community, the LLE, and to the University.

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