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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Quantum Optics Leaders Convene in Rochester

Quantum Optics Leaders Convene in Rochester

June 17, 2013

Two hundred physics and optics researchers from 20 countries worldwide have come together at the University of Rochester this week for the Tenth Rochester Conference on Coherence and Quantum Optics.

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How To Hide a Boy – or Maybe a Satellite

How To Hide a Boy – or Maybe a Satellite

June 7, 2013

With the help of his 14 year-old son, Benjamin, John Howell built three simple but surprisingly effective optical cloaking devices with inexpensive, off-the-shelf materials.

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LLE Research Earn Intel Honors for Local Teen

LLE Research Earn Intel Honors for Local Teen

May 6, 2013

Emily Armstrong, a high school senior, is among the 300 semi-finalists nationwide chosen from the 1,712 who entered the prestigious competition.

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CompSci Grad Student Gets Microsoft Fellowship

April 25, 2013

Walter Lasecki’s work has been previously covered in the New York Times, the MIT Technology Review, Gizmodo, and other publications.

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New Optical Lenses, Now Even Better

New Optical Lenses, Now Even Better

April 23, 2013

Researchers have applied a sophisticated imaging technique to obtain the first 3D, high-resolution pictures of a recently developed type of optical lenses.

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New Sensor Could Help Detect Asteroids Near Earth

New Sensor Could Help Detect Asteroids Near Earth

April 15, 2013

The Near Earth Object Camera (NEOCam) sensor is a new infrared-light detector to improve the performance and efficiency of the next generation of space-based asteroid-hunting telescopes.

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EVENT: University Showcase Highlights Emerging Technologies

March 22, 2013

The half-day event is filled with poster presentations by university researchers showcasing their research, and industry and government representatives outlining their needs and resources.

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Exploiting Subtleties in the Uncertainty Principle

Exploiting Subtleties in the Uncertainty Principle

March 3, 2013

Researchers at the University of Rochester and the University of Ottawa have applied a recently developed technique to directly measure for the first time the polarization states of light.

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Tweets Predict Lifestyle Influence on Health

Tweets Predict Lifestyle Influence on Health

February 8, 2013

At the heart of their work is how they are training an algorithm to distinguish between tweets that suggest the person tweeting is sick and those that don’t.

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