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Rochester joins new nationwide high-intensity laser network

Rochester joins new nationwide high-intensity laser network

October 30, 2018

The Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE), the largest university-based laser facility in the world, is partnering with eight other high-intensity laser facilities to form a new national research network called LaserNetUS.

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CEE receives $1 million grant for campus solar project

CEE receives $1 million grant for campus solar project

October 23, 2018

The solar and energy storage system, to be built on the roof of the Goergen Athletic Center, will offset energy needs of a new office building south of Hutchison Hall.

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What is fusion, and why is it so difficult to create?

What is fusion, and why is it so difficult to create?

October 9, 2018

“All the stars, including the sun, are powered by fusion. We are here because of fusion. But fusion is really hard to create,” says E. Michael Campbell, director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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Chirped-pulse amplification: 5 applications for a Nobel Prize-winning invention

Chirped-pulse amplification: 5 applications for a Nobel Prize-winning invention

October 4, 2018

Did you know that every time you pick up your smartphone, you are holding in your hand a product made possible by a Nobel Prize-winning technology developed at the University of Rochester?

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Rochester breakthrough in laser science earns Nobel Prize

Rochester breakthrough in laser science earns Nobel Prize

October 2, 2018

University of Rochester doctoral graduate Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD) and former optics faculty member Gérard Mourou shared the Nobel Prize in Physics today for work they undertook at the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Their breakthrough paved the way for the creating very short and very intense laser pulses now used in a variety of applications, from LASIK eye surgery to the manufacturing of materials used in cell phones.

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How might we detect possible intelligent life beyond Earth?

How might we detect possible intelligent life beyond Earth?

September 28, 2018

“There’s so much to look at, and we’ve done so little of it so far,” Rochester professor of astrophysics Adam Frank told NPR’s All Things Considered.

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Professor recognized for transforming understanding of human language

Professor recognized for transforming understanding of human language

September 4, 2018

The Cognitive Sciences Society has presented longtime professor of brain and cognitive sciences Michael K. Tanenhaus with the David E. Rumelhart Prize, recognizing a “significant contribution to the theoretical foundations of human cognition.”

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Researchers target protein that protects bacteria’s DNA ‘recipes’

Researchers target protein that protects bacteria’s DNA ‘recipes’

August 16, 2018

In a new study, Rochester biologists describe some of the unique characteristics of the protein that makes bacterial like E. coli so resilient. Their research may lead to more targeted antibiotics and other drug therapies.

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Lipid droplets play crucial roles beyond fat storage

Lipid droplets play crucial roles beyond fat storage

August 14, 2018

You may not know it, but whenever you eat cheese, ice cream, or yogurt, you are also ingesting microscopic lipid droplets. Long thought of merely as formless blobs of fat, lipids are now proving crucial for understanding how embryos survive and how obesity affects the body.

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