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Students experiment with an augmented reality table.

Connecting disciplines to advance virtual and augmented reality

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Corning Incorporated talks with Light and Sound Interactive conference attendees while showing off their versalume product.

Building on Rochester’s strengths in light and sound

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Co-founder of the University of Rochester student group NullSpace VR, models the Mark IIB prototype of their virtual reality suit.

Forging strategic partnerships to develop VR/AR technology

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Our virtual reality and augmented reality research unites departments and programs from across the entire institution.

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Rochester, NY

Rochester—the University and the city—is uniquely poised to become an international leader in the realm of light and sound innovation.

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Applying VR/AR

Virtual reality and augmented reality are used in a variety of industries, from entertainment to education, health care to historic preservation.

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Attention Doctoral Graduate Students

Don’t miss out on this unique experience!

Are you in the field of biomedical engineering, brain and cognitive sciences, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, neuroscience, or optics?

The University of Rochester’s PhD Training Program on Augmented and Virtual Reality is looking for PhD candidates who desire cross-training experience to pair with their existing studies.

The deadline is fast approaching!

  • For Paid Fellowship Applications, apply by July 25
  • For General Trainee Program apply by August 15

For questions or more information contact Kathleen DeFazio, program coordinator at

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Aerial image of Fort Amsterdam in May 2019 before start of excavations. (Photo courtesy of Michael Jarvis)

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Check out these immersive tech gadgets at Rochester’s extended reality hub

Studio X’s existing technology library was built to grow as the University community’s needs and the extended reality (XR) market evolve.

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Demonstration of a NoirFlux display.Emerging Technologies
A Light and Sound Interactive conference attendee tries our a VR headset.Mixed Realities
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