High-energy-density physics lets us study and understand how atoms react under extremely high-pressure conditions.
The Laboratory for Laser Energetics is home to the OMEGA laser, the world’s largest university-based laser.
We offer PhD programs with concentrations in high-energy-density physics, plasma physics, and inertial confinement fusion studies.
Future physicists experience research firsthand during internship at Rochester
The University of Rochester’s Center for Matter at Atomic Pressures (CMAP) hosted an internship program this summer for seven high school students from area schools, including East High School and Benjamin Franklin High School in the Rochester City School District. The students spent five weeks on campus as part of a program that offers underrepresented high school students opportunities to learn about high-energy-density physics, perform lab experiments, and work on projects with Rochester physics and astronomy graduate students. The experience culminated with the students presenting research posters.Learn More