Physicists have uncovered a hidden connection between a famous 350-year-old mathematical formula for pi, everyone’s favourite irrational number, and quantum mechanics. At least one mathematician has pronounced the discovery “a cunning piece of magic.”
University of Rochester’s Junior Samir LeSage’s lost one of his closest friends in the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday. He spoke about the tragedy Sunday night on campus with his classmates.
Two UR physicists, Steven Manly and Kevin McFarland, along with two post-doctoral researchers and a former graduate student are among the 1,370 physicists who this week were awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for their work on neutrinos.
A pair of quantum scientists calculating the energy levels of a hydrogen atom at the University of Rochester have discovered a 360-year-old formula for pi in their equations.
I had planned for part 2 of this series about p to be about the classical area formula for the circle, but then something new came up. Well, by new I mean a new proof of something old, and it’s a surprising proof using physics.
Most Upstate New York residents keep a snow and ice scraper in their car six months out of the year. But could that become a relic of the past someday?
A new paper says that our brains can detect and process sound delays that are too short to be noticed consciously. “Much of the world around us is audiovisual,” said Duje Tadin, associate professor of brain and cognitive sciences at the University of Rochester and senior author of the study.
The Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences at the University of Rochester has been renewed by New York State as one of its Centers for Advanced Technology. It will receive $9.2 million in funding over the next 10 years, officials said.