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Room temperature superconductor? Rochester lab sets new record toward long-sought goal

Room temperature superconductor? Rochester lab sets new record toward long-sought goal

March 30, 2021

In a pair of studies, University physical scientists synthesized new superconducting materials, developing processes that may help ‘open the door to many potential applications.’

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Laser-driven experiments provide insights into the formation of the universe

Laser-driven experiments provide insights into the formation of the universe

March 25, 2021

Researchers at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics have captured for the first time in a laboratory setting the process thought to be responsible for generating and sustaining astrophysical magnetic fields.

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New research on carbon cracks open secrets deep inside exoplanets

New research on carbon cracks open secrets deep inside exoplanets

January 27, 2021

Measuring carbon at the highest pressures ever achieved in a laboratory, researchers at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics report first model of the carbon structures that may make up planets outside the solar system.

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Science offers hope during dark times

Science offers hope during dark times

January 21, 2021

American science has not only remained solid through recent crises but also provided a path out of the darkness, Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank writes for NBC News.

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Laser Lab scientist honored for fusion and plasma research

Laser Lab scientist honored for fusion and plasma research

January 14, 2021

Dustin Froula received the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Award, one of the most respected awards given by the US Department of Energy, for his research.

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A new era in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

A new era in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

January 4, 2021

If trends continue, “the search for intelligence in the universe may finally escape the giggle-factor,” writes University of Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank in a Washington Post op-ed.

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Nobel Prize laureate remembered for groundbreaking research on neutrinos

Nobel Prize laureate remembered for groundbreaking research on neutrinos

November 13, 2020

Rochester graduate Masatoshi Koshiba ’55 (PhD), who died November 12, received the 2002 Nobel Prize in Physics for detecting and measuring subatomic particles known as neutrinos.

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Quantum engines? Entanglement as fuel?

Quantum engines? Entanglement as fuel?

October 15, 2020

It’s still more science fiction than science fact, but perfect energy efficiency may be one step closer due to new research by Rochester physicists.

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Rochester leads effort to understand matter at atom-crushing pressures

Rochester leads effort to understand matter at atom-crushing pressures

August 10, 2020

The University is the host institution for a NSF-funded national collaboration to explore ‘revolutionary states of matter.’

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How to view Comet NEOWISE

How to view Comet NEOWISE

July 17, 2020

Work by Rochester researchers will help make a space-based infrared telesecope—the kind that detected Comet NEOWISE—even more precise.

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