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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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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Earn a Master’s in Photo Preservation

Earn a Master’s in Photo Preservation

December 4, 2013

The University and George Eastman House is jointly offering a new master’s degree in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management (PPCM).

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Using 3D Digital Archeology to Preserve Cultural Heritage

Using 3D Digital Archeology to Preserve Cultural Heritage

December 2, 2013

Researchers will outline current work and cutting-edge applications in virtual archaeology and the digital humanities.

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Secret to Peanut-Shaped Star Orbits Peeled Away

Secret to Peanut-Shaped Star Orbits Peeled Away

November 27, 2013

Alice Quillen, professor of astronomy, and collaborators have created a mathematical model of what might be happening at the center of the Milky Way.

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Inaugural Optics Professorship Recipient Named

Inaugural Optics Professorship Recipient Named

November 19, 2013

Professor Govind Agrawal, a world leader in optical communications, is the first recipient of the Dr. James C. Wyant Professorship in Optics.

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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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