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As labs reopen, Rochester researchers adapt to COVID-19 precautions in innovative ways

As labs reopen, Rochester researchers adapt to COVID-19 precautions in innovative ways

June 19, 2020

Time sharing, staggered shifts, and reconfigured spaces are among the adaptations in place as research resumes at Rochester.

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Laser Lab accepted into American Physical Society’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance

Laser Lab accepted into American Physical Society’s Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Alliance

June 17, 2020

The University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics has joined the American Physical Society’s IDEA initiative, a new program to increase workforce diversity in physics departments and laboratories.

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Research provides new insights into the evolution of stars

Research provides new insights into the evolution of stars

April 24, 2020

The High-Energy-Density Physics Theory Group at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics studied how matter under high-pressure conditions might emit or absorb radiation.

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Two LLE scientists awarded DOE funding for fusion research

Two LLE scientists awarded DOE funding for fusion research

April 20, 2020

Two awards from the Department of Energy will help Rochester scientists work to develop timely, commercially viable fusion energy.

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New laser technique will allow more powerful—and smaller—particle accelerators

New laser technique will allow more powerful—and smaller—particle accelerators

April 7, 2020

Researchers at Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics have outlined a method to shape intense laser light in ways that could lead to tabletop experiments to probe the Higgs boson and explore the existence of extra dimensions.

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Rochester scientists receive NSF CAREER awards

Rochester scientists receive NSF CAREER awards

February 11, 2020

The National Science Foundation has granted its most prestigious award in support of junior faculty, the Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award, to several University of Rochester researchers this year.

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Local teen honored for Laser Lab research

Local teen honored for Laser Lab research

January 27, 2020

Simon Narang, a senior from Pittsford Sutherland High School, was recently named a Scholar in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search, for a research project he carried out at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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Donna Strickland appointed to Order of Canada

Donna Strickland appointed to Order of Canada

December 30, 2019

University of Rochester alumna Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD), who shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics, has been appointed to the Order of Canada for her “extraordinary contributions to the nation.”

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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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‘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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