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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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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Riccardo Betti named inaugural Robert L. McCrory Professor

Riccardo Betti named inaugural Robert L. McCrory Professor

April 3, 2014

Riccardo Betti, professor of mechanical engineering and of physics and astronomy and assistant director for academic affairs at the Laborator for Laser Energetics, was named the inaugural Robert L. McCrory Professor.

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CompSci students help singers voice their vowels

CompSci students help singers voice their vowels

March 6, 2014

Voice students who want to perfect their vowel vocalizations can get help from a new simple, free application, developed by a group of computer science students, called “Vowel Shapes.”

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Scientist named American Physical Society Fellow

Scientist named American Physical Society Fellow

February 26, 2014

Suxing Hu, senior scientist in the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE)’s theory division, is recognized for his work in attosecond physics.

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How stellar death can lead to twin celestial jets

How stellar death can lead to twin celestial jets

February 12, 2014

How do spherical stars evolve to produce highly aspherical planetary nebulae? A Rochester professor and his undergraduate student have a new theory as to why.

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Undergrad’s summer research leads to <em>Science</em>

Undergrad’s summer research leads to Science

January 31, 2014

Reflecting on having his name on a paper in Science – analyzing data regarding the proposed existence of giant convection cells on the sun – Owen Colegrove commented “that it just hadn’t sunk in.”

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Teen makes semi-finals in Intel competition

Teen makes semi-finals in Intel competition

January 22, 2014

Yifan Kong worked on her experiment at the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE).

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Peeking into Schrödinger’s box

Peeking into Schrödinger’s box

January 20, 2014

How do you measure a 27-dimensional quantum state, when the act of measuring can lead to its collapse? (photo by Flickr user Martin Cathrae)

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