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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First Results from Dark Matter Detector Announced

First Results from Dark Matter Detector Announced

October 30, 2013

A mile underground in the Black Hills of South Dakota, a new experiment named LUX has proven itself the most sensitive dark matter detector in the world.

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Rochester commits $100M to data science

Rochester commits $100M to data science

October 18, 2013

The commitment includes creation of an Institute for Data Science, construction of a state-of-the-art building to house it, and as many as 20 new faculty members.

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Rochester Big Data Forum 2013

October 15, 2013

The second Big Data Forum will bring together leading experts in big data analytics and its applications all day, starting at 8:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 18.

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Master’s students receive Iberdrola Scholarships

Master’s students receive Iberdrola Scholarships

October 15, 2013

The Iberdrola scholarship program supports graduate studies in renewable energy, environmental protection, climate change and energy efficiency.

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Tracking Tweets to Enhance Food Safety

Tracking Tweets to Enhance Food Safety

August 8, 2013

The system combines machine-learning and crowdsourcing techniques to analyze millions of tweets to find people reporting food poisoning symptoms following a restaurant visit.

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New Partnership Advances Freeform Optics

New Partnership Advances Freeform Optics

July 31, 2013

Freeform optics could transform 21st century optical science, allowing for a wider range of shapes for lenses and mirrors, which in turn may revolutionize mobile displays, LED lighting, remote sensing devices and astronomical instrumentation.

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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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