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A team of researchers from the University of Rochester has managed to levitate nanodiamonds in a vacuum using laser light for the first time—which could provide a new breed of microscopic sensors.
Researchers have proved levitation is possible with nanosize diamonds in a vacuum, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Photononics.
Nick Vamivakas, assistant professor of optics, thinks his team’s work will make extremely sensitive instruments for sensing tiny forces and torques possible, and could also lead to a way to physically create larger-scale quantum systems known as macroscopic Schrödinger Cat states.
University of Rochester scientist David Williams has been named the 2015 recipient of the Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research.
Professor David Williams, an expert on human vision, pioneered the use of adaptive optics technologies for vision applications.
David Williams, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on human vision, received the $500,000 prize for his transformative breakthroughs in vision research and adaptive optics.
There are nearly 40 courses offered at the College that involve working within the greater Rochester community at some level.
In the new paper, published in the July 20 edition of Optica, University of Rochester researchers show that a classical beam of light that would be expected to obey Bell’s Inequality can fail this test in the lab, if the beam is properly prepared to have a particular feature: entanglement.
Each year, seniors in the College are invited to nominate a high school teacher for consideration for the Singer Family Prize. The four award winners receive a plaque and $3,000, as well as $2,500 for their school.