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Tag: Nick Vamivakas

‘High risk’ project uses quantum science to unlock new chemical reactions

‘High risk’ project uses quantum science to unlock new chemical reactions

October 7, 2021

Rochester scientists have secured national funding for a multi-institutional research effort that could alter the basic rules of chemistry.

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Rochester researchers join national initiative to advance quantum science

Rochester researchers join national initiative to advance quantum science

July 30, 2021

Rochester researchers led by Todd Krauss, a professor of chemistry, are joining a major US Department of Energy-funded initiative to advance quantum science and technology.

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A new way to make AR/VR glasses look more like regular glasses

A new way to make AR/VR glasses look more like regular glasses

April 30, 2021

Rochester researchers are combining freeform optics and a metasurface to avoid ‘bug eyes’ in AR/VR glasses and headsets.

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Building a quantum network one node at a time

Building a quantum network one node at a time

November 3, 2020

New research demonstrates a way to use quantum properties of light to transmit information, a key step on the path to the next generation of computing and communications systems.

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Nick Vamivakas named dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs

Nick Vamivakas named dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs

July 26, 2019

Vamivakas succeeds Melissa Sturge-Apple as dean of graduate education and postdoctoral affairs in Arts, Sciences, and Engineering.

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‘Optical tweezer’ takes Nobel concept in a new direction

‘Optical tweezer’ takes Nobel concept in a new direction

April 2, 2019

Rochester researchers are trapping nanoparticle-sized silica beads in an “optical tweezer” in a series of experiments that could shed new light on the fundamental properties of lasers.

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The year of the laser

The year of the laser

December 28, 2018

In addition to their Nobel noteworthiness, Rochester researchers continue to develop new ways to apply lasers in research, medicine, and everyday life in 2018. Because frankly, we’re big on lasers.

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Wave particle duality of light: Resolving quantum ‘weirdness’

Wave particle duality of light: Resolving quantum ‘weirdness’

September 6, 2018

For 90 years physicists have known that incompatibly opposite properties are inherent in all elementary particles. Now Rochester researchers say they’ve resolved this weird and inescapable wave-particle duality.

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Creating negative mass particles—and a novel way to generate lasers

Creating negative mass particles—and a novel way to generate lasers

January 3, 2018

Rochester researchers have created particles with negative mass in an atomically thin semiconductor, using a device that creates an optical microcavity.

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NSF CAREER winners blend research and education

NSF CAREER winners blend research and education

June 7, 2016

Four Rochester researchers are among the latest recipients of the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for junior faculty members.

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