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Tag: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Laser bursts drive fastest-ever logic gates

Laser bursts drive fastest-ever logic gates

May 11, 2022

By clarifying the role of “real” and “virtual” charge carriers in laser-induced currents, researchers at Rochester and Erlangen have taken a decisive step toward creating ultrafast computers.

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A ‘cautionary tale’ about location tracking

A ‘cautionary tale’ about location tracking

April 8, 2022

A new study out of the University of Rochester shows that data collected from your acquaintances and even strangers can predict your location.

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Thomas Ferbel remembered as inspiring mentor and distinguished particle physicist

Thomas Ferbel remembered as inspiring mentor and distinguished particle physicist

March 24, 2022

The long-time Rochester physics professor, who died in March, studied the building blocks of matter and the nature of quarks.

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Researchers continue to confront major hurdles in quantum computing

Researchers continue to confront major hurdles in quantum computing

March 21, 2022

With new insights on the problem of noise in quantum computing, Rochester researchers make major strides in improving the transfer of information in quantum systems.

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Tracing the evolution of galaxy clusters

Tracing the evolution of galaxy clusters

March 14, 2022

Petros Tzeferacos, an associate professor of physics and astronomy and a senior scientist at LLE, and colleagues from Chicago and Oxford have replicated in a laboratory setting conditions that exist within galaxy clusters.

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WATCH: Vinegar eels ‘do the wave’

WATCH: Vinegar eels ‘do the wave’

March 7, 2022

This never-before-seen style of collective motion isn’t the only finding that surprised Rochester researchers about the organisms.

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Judith Pipher remembered as a trailblazer in the field of infrared astronomy

Judith Pipher remembered as a trailblazer in the field of infrared astronomy

February 25, 2022

The professor emerita, known as the ‘mother of infrared astronomy,’ had a profound impact on research into astronomical phenomena and the origins of the universe and was a pioneer for women in science.

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Can a planet have a mind of its own?

Can a planet have a mind of its own?

February 16, 2022

Adam Frank, the Helen F. and Fred H. Gowen Professor of Physics and Astronomy, asks, if a planet with life has a life of its own, can it also have a mind of its own?

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At age 80, John Thomas writes new chapter in an illustrious career

At age 80, John Thomas writes new chapter in an illustrious career

January 31, 2022

The Rochester professor emeritus and new American Astronomical Society fellow now explores the brain’s waste disposal system.

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Two Rochester researchers named AAAS fellows

Two Rochester researchers named AAAS fellows

January 26, 2022

The world’s largest multidisciplinary scientific society has recognized Nicholas Bigelow and Michael Scott for their distinguished efforts to advance science.

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