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Promising solutions to tough medical problems win University research competitions

Promising solutions to tough medical problems win University research competitions

October 15, 2019

Jessica Goodman and Alec Salminen each took first place at two recent University of Rochester research competitions that limited contestants to brief presentations geared toward general audiences.

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New National Nuclear Security Administration agreement authorizes record LLE funding

New National Nuclear Security Administration agreement authorizes record LLE funding

October 14, 2019

The renewed NNSA agreement brings record funding to the Laboratory for Laser Energetics—$409.9 million for fiscal years 2019–23—and demonstrates the agency’s long-term support of LLE’s mission.

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Rochester recognized as leader in high-energy-density physics 

Rochester recognized as leader in high-energy-density physics 

October 10, 2019

Three of eight national research grants recently awarded by the Department of Energy were given to researchers at the University of Rochester, which is home to the largest university-based DOE research program in the nation.

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Using machine learning to understand climate change

Using machine learning to understand climate change

October 10, 2019

In a vast ocean where direct observational data is scarce, Rochester researchers are using data science to understand how shallow coastal waters and deep oceans contribute to the methane found in the atmosphere.

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Making a study of adapting to change

Making a study of adapting to change

October 2, 2019

Karl Rosengren joined the University faculty this summer, with a research focus on how children think and reason about changes in the world around them. In the process, he’s adapting to change himself, as the spouse of the University’s new president, Sarah C. Mangelsdorf.

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Understanding an endangered species, bird by bird

Understanding an endangered species, bird by bird

September 26, 2019

Rochester biologist Nancy Chen is mapping the evolutionary forces affecting an endangered species of Florida birds, and raising fundamental questions about how and why species go extinct.

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One small step for electrons, one giant leap for quantum computers

One small step for electrons, one giant leap for quantum computers

September 25, 2019

Quantum computing has revolutionary potential, but transferring information within a quantum system remains a challenge. By transferring the state of electrons, Rochester research brings scientists one step closer to creating fully functional quantum computers.

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New training in AR/VR tech gives Rochester doctoral students an edge

New training in AR/VR tech gives Rochester doctoral students an edge

September 18, 2019

A $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation will establish a structured, well-rounded training program for University scholars applying augmented and virtual reality in health, education, design, and other fields.

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Alcohol during pregnancy—September is FASD awareness month

Alcohol during pregnancy—September is FASD awareness month

September 10, 2019

A research team at the University of Rochester’s Mt. Hope Family Center has been working for years to find ways to improve the lives of people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder and their families.

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A ‘new chapter’ in quest for novel quantum materials

A ‘new chapter’ in quest for novel quantum materials

August 27, 2019

Aluminum stops being a metal. Metals turns transparent. Remarkable things happen to materials placed under remarkable conditions, and Rochester scientists are at the forefront of the quest to understand why.

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