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Detecting microplastics first step in assessing environmental harm

Detecting microplastics first step in assessing environmental harm

January 9, 2020

Amid growing alarm over the plastic that pollutes our environment, biomedical and optics researchers are devising ways to quickly detect microplastics in drinking water to better understand their potential impacts on human health.

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When laser beams meet plasma: New data addresses gap in fusion research

When laser beams meet plasma: New data addresses gap in fusion research

December 2, 2019

Rochester scientists at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics and their colleagues in California and France have directly demonstrated for the first time how laser beams modify the conditions of a plasma.

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Rochester cosmology group has all eyes on dark energy

Rochester cosmology group has all eyes on dark energy

November 25, 2019

Rochester’s newly formed cosmology group is at work to create the most detailed 3-D map of the universe ever seen.

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Spiders and ants inspire metal that won’t sink

Spiders and ants inspire metal that won’t sink

November 6, 2019

Inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, Rochester researchers have created a metallic structure that is so water repellent, it refuses to sink—no matter how often it is forced into water or how much it is damaged.

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Pioneer urges women audio engineers to ‘raise your hands’ at every opportunity

Pioneer urges women audio engineers to ‘raise your hands’ at every opportunity

October 31, 2019

During a recent master class, four-time Grammy Winner and Skywalker Sound director Leslie Ann Jones was impressed to find that nearly half of the University of Rochester students gathered were women.

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‘Lasers are everywhere’

‘Lasers are everywhere’

October 31, 2019

In a video for WIRED University alumna and Nobel Prize recipient Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD) explains the inner-workings of lasers to five different people: a child, a teenager, a college student, a graduate student, and, finally, to an expert: Mike Campbell, director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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Adam Frank wins multiple awards for promoting public understanding of science

Adam Frank wins multiple awards for promoting public understanding of science

October 30, 2019

The University of Rochester astrophysicist recently received the American Physical Society’s 2020 Joseph A. Burton Forum Award and his latest book Light of the Stars was awarded the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Award for Science.

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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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