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Two Rochester scientists earn national recognition for excellence in engineering

Two Rochester scientists earn national recognition for excellence in engineering

April 4, 2020

Faculty members Benjamin Miller and Marvin Doyley have been inducted as fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

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COVID-19 pandemic a ‘fire drill’ for climate change

COVID-19 pandemic a ‘fire drill’ for climate change

March 30, 2020

Like infectious disease researchers, climate change scientists have warned for decades that we are unprepared. Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank says, “It’s time to wake up.”

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To combat climate change, human activities more important than natural feedbacks

To combat climate change, human activities more important than natural feedbacks

February 21, 2020

Permafrost in the soil and methane hydrates deep in the ocean are large reservoirs of ancient carbon. But even if methane is released from these large natural stores, new Rochester data shows that the bigger concern is methane released from human activities.

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Methane emitted via human fossil fuel use ‘vastly underestimated’

Methane emitted via human fossil fuel use ‘vastly underestimated’

February 19, 2020

Reducing emissions from human activities like fossil fuel extraction and use will have a greater impact on curbing future global warming than scientists previously thought, a new Rochester study suggests.

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Rochester scientists receive NSF CAREER awards

Rochester scientists receive NSF CAREER awards

February 11, 2020

The National Science Foundation has granted its most prestigious award in support of junior faculty, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, to several University of Rochester researchers this year.

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Small eye movements are critical for 20/20 vision

Small eye movements are critical for 20/20 vision

February 10, 2020

When a patient fails an eye test, it’s not just structural defects in the eye that are to blame. New Rochester research show that small eye movements humans aren’t even aware of making play a large role in humans’ ability to see letters, numbers, and objects from a distance.

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Rochester astronomers reflect on their contributions to Spitzer Space Telescope

Rochester astronomers reflect on their contributions to Spitzer Space Telescope

January 30, 2020

As NASA retires its Spitzer Space Telescope, the Rochester scientists who were involved in its development, look back on the project.

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Local teen honored for Laser Lab research

Local teen honored for Laser Lab research

January 27, 2020

Simon Narang, a senior from Pittsford Sutherland High School, was recently named a Scholar in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search, for a research project he carried out at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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New research unlocks clues about Earth’s magnetic field

New research unlocks clues about Earth’s magnetic field

January 22, 2020

Professor John Tarduno has analyzed zircon crystals collected from sites in Australia—the oldest known terrestrial materials—to construct a timeline of Earth’s magnetic field, finding that the field was stronger than previously believed.

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Steve Gonek named fellow of American Mathematical Society

Steve Gonek named fellow of American Mathematical Society

January 13, 2020

Thirty percent of the 20 tenure-track faculty members in the University’s Department of Mathematics are now AMS Fellows.  

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