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April 18, 2024 | 03:20 pm

Three Rochester faculty join ranks of AAAS fellows

This is the first time since 2009 that three University faculty members have been elected in one year.

topics: awards, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Medical Center, School of Arts and Sciences,
Campus Life
April 10, 2024 | 01:57 pm

Exploring the ethical dilemmas of emergency care on the front lines

Rachel Whitmoyer ’24, a double major in physics and philosophy, brings her work as an emergency medical technician to bear on her studies at Rochester.

topics: Class of 2024, Department of Philosophy, Department of Physics and Astronomy, School of Arts and Sciences, undergraduate research, William FitzPatrick,
Campus Life
March 8, 2024 | 10:55 am

Get ready for the total solar eclipse on April 8

Mark your calendars for April 8, 2024, when the University of Rochester’s River Campus will be among the prime viewing spots for the next total solar eclipse.

topics: Dan Watson, Department of Physics and Astronomy, events, School of Arts & Sciences,
Science & Technology
February 5, 2024 | 01:00 pm

Scientists create new ‘spark plug’ for fusion reactions

Techniques developed with the Laboratory for Laser Energetics’ OMEGA laser system hold promise for sparking fusion at larger scales.

topics: alumni, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, research finding, Riccardo Betti, School of Arts and Sciences,
Science & Technology
January 2, 2024 | 02:44 pm

Is oxygen the cosmic key to alien technology?

Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank explores the links between atmospheric oxygen and detecting extraterrestrial technology on distant planets.

topics: Adam Frank, Department of Physics and Astronomy, research finding, School of Arts and Sciences,
Science & Technology
December 18, 2023 | 02:22 pm

New strategy reveals ‘full chemical complexity’ of quantum decoherence

The findings can be used to design molecules with custom quantum coherence properties, laying the chemical foundation for emerging quantum technologies.

topics: David McCamant, Department of Chemistry, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Ignacio Franco, quantum science, research finding, School of Arts and Sciences,
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