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The mysterious aftermath of an infamous pirate raid

With support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Pablo Sierra Silva seeks to recover the experiences of enslaved people during the 17th century.

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Untangling the quantum dot mystery

Quantum dot synthesis has occurred largely by trial and error. That may now change, thanks to Rochester chemists Todd Krauss and Leah Frenette.

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Wayne Knox elected to National Academy of Inventors

With 50 US patents, the optics professor is recognized for “creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact.”

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Safer electric car battery wins ‘Oscar of Invention’

Developed by Wyatt Tenhaeff’s team and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the Safe Impact Resistant Electrolyte is one of R&D Magazine’s top 100 inventions of the year.

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Embracing creativity, dialogue, culture, and scholarship.

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Applying science, technology, and optics to build a better world.

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Natural Science

Broadening our understanding of how the world works.

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Social Science

Gaining insights into people, politics, economics, and society.

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Million Dollars

AS&E research funding in FY2015.


in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

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