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US patent office issues its 10 millionth patent to Rochester alumnus

US patent office issues its 10 millionth patent to Rochester alumnus

June 20, 2018

Joseph Marron ’86, an alumnus of the Institute of Optics, has more than 20 patents to his credit. But his latest, for a new way to obtain real-time readings from large laser radars, has special significance.

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A personal and professional transition

A personal and professional transition

June 13, 2018

When Chloe Corcoran ’04 decided to live openly as a trans woman, she vowed that she would return the kindness and support she received. In a recent interview, Corcoran talks about her personal journey and her efforts to inspire and inform through her PhD work at the Warner School and in her new role as associate director for identity-based programming for the Office of Alumni Relations.

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Book shines a light on co-evolution of planets and civilizations

Book shines a light on co-evolution of planets and civilizations

June 12, 2018

In Light of the Stars, astrophysicist Adam Frank poses big questions about alien civilizations, climate change, and what life on other worlds tells us about our own fate.

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Uncertainty in a date dampens interest in a mate

Uncertainty in a date dampens interest in a mate

June 5, 2018

A new study by psychologists in Rochester and Israel shows those who feel greater certainty that a prospective romantic partner shares their interest will put more effort into seeing that person again.

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Alien apocalypse: Can any civilization make it through climate change?

Alien apocalypse: Can any civilization make it through climate change?

June 4, 2018

Does the universe contain planets with truly sustainable civilizations? Or does every civilization that may have arisen in the cosmos last only a few centuries before it falls to the climate change it triggers? Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank and his collaborators have developed a mathematical model to illustrate how a technologically advanced population and its planet might develop together, putting climate change in a cosmic context.

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Emil Wolf, pioneer of optical physics, dies at 95

Emil Wolf, pioneer of optical physics, dies at 95

June 4, 2018

Wolf served on the Rochester faculty for more than 50 years and was a leading expert in coherence and polarization of optical fields. His Principles of Optics is the most cited textbook in physics.

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MAG director showcases American artist on global stage

MAG director showcases American artist on global stage

May 31, 2018

Jonathan Binstock is respected as an international expert on Sam Gilliam, one of America’s most prominent abstract painters. Now the Memorial Art Gallery director is cocurating the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in Europe.

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Using data science to tell which of these people is lying

Using data science to tell which of these people is lying

May 22, 2018

University researchers are using data science to analyze more than 1 million facial expressions to more accurately detect deception based on a smile.

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An improbable route to Rochester, then Harvard

An improbable route to Rochester, then Harvard

May 15, 2018

Growing up in Los Angeles, Matthew Lyskawa ’18 saw no purpose in school. But a teacher saw a spark and lit the fire that set Lyskawa on his journey, first to community college, then Rochester, and now to begin a doctoral program in philosophy at Harvard.

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