Rochester astronomers, along with colleagues at the Leiden Observatory in the Netherlands have discovered that the ring system that they see eclipse the very young Sun-like star J1407 is of enormous proportions, much larger and heavier than the ring system of Saturn. The ring system – the first of its kind to be found outside our solar system – was discovered in 2012 by a team led by Professor Eric Mamajek.
More than 30 master classes and workshops taught by guest artists and faculty will be available to the general public at the fifth annual inspireDANCE Festival, the University of Rochester’s annual celebration of dance and community. The festival, which runs from Thursday, Feb. 5, through Tuesday, Feb. 10, on the University’s River Campus, will feature […]
Scientists at the Institute of Optics have used lasers to transform metals into extremely water repellent, or super-hydrophobic, materials without the need for temporary coatings. “The material is so strongly water-repellent, the water actually gets bounced off,” says professor of optics Chunlei Guo. “Then it lands on the surface again, gets bounced off again, and then it will just roll off from the surface.”
Khalil Gibran Muhammad will deliver the University of Rochester’s 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Address on Friday, Jan. 23. The talk, which is free and open to the public, begins at 6 p.m. in the Strong Auditorium on the River Campus. Muhammad is author of Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime and the Making of Modern Urban America, in which he explored the roots of the popular conception of black criminality in America.
Four Eastman School student musicians will become part of a historic event when they perform at the Presidential Inaugural Luncheon on Monday, Jan. 21.