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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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‘Tools made of light’

‘Tools made of light’

May 18, 2019

From left, University President Richard Feldman, Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD), and U.S. Representative Joe Morelle, celebrate at the University’s annual Commencement dinner. Morelle, made a statement on the House of Representatives floor recognizing Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD), Gérard Mourou and the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics for their 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics. The statement was inserted in the Congressional Record and a framed version was personally presented to Strickland at the event during Commencement weekend.

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Nobel laureate Paul Romer to deliver Gilbert Lecture

Nobel laureate Paul Romer to deliver Gilbert Lecture

April 22, 2019

Nobel laureate Paul Romer, a former assistant professor of economics, returns to campus to discuss how “economics can offer better answers to the most important questions facing humanity.”

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Nobel Prize recipient, alumna Donna Strickland to deliver 2019 College Commencement Address

Nobel Prize recipient, alumna Donna Strickland to deliver 2019 College Commencement Address

March 4, 2019

Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD), pioneer in the field of pulsed lasers and a 2018 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics, will deliver the 169th College commencement address on Sunday, May 19.

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In the lab where it happened: Nobel science in pictures

In the lab where it happened: Nobel science in pictures

December 8, 2018

Today’s Rochester researchers are taking science developed at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics to develop the next generation high-power lasers and to better understand the fundamentals of high-energy-density physics. 

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Rochester represents at Nobel Prize ceremony

Rochester represents at Nobel Prize ceremony

December 6, 2018

Three scholars with ties to the University of Rochester received the Nobel Prize in their fields at the 2018 ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. The Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to both Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD) and her graduate advisor and former senior scientist Gérard Mourou, for work that paved the way for more compact and precise high-intensity laser systems. In addition, Paul Romer, a former assistant professor in the Department of Economics, has been awarded a shared Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his work in endogenous growth theory.

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Former economics professor Paul Romer receives Nobel Prize

Former economics professor Paul Romer receives Nobel Prize

October 8, 2018

The former assistant professor of economics at the University of Rochester is currently a professor at New York University, and was recognized by the Nobel Committee for his work on the economics of technological change.

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Chirped-pulse amplification: 5 applications for a Nobel Prize-winning invention

Chirped-pulse amplification: 5 applications for a Nobel Prize-winning invention

October 4, 2018

Did you know that every time you pick up your smartphone, you are holding in your hand a product made possible by a Nobel Prize-winning technology developed at the University of Rochester?

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Rochester breakthrough in laser science earns Nobel Prize

Rochester breakthrough in laser science earns Nobel Prize

October 2, 2018

University of Rochester doctoral graduate Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD) and former optics faculty member Gérard Mourou shared the Nobel Prize in Physics today for work they undertook at the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Their breakthrough paved the way for the creating very short and very intense laser pulses now used in a variety of applications, from LASIK eye surgery to the manufacturing of materials used in cell phones.

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A conversation with Rochester’s latest Nobel Prize winner

A conversation with Rochester’s latest Nobel Prize winner

February 14, 2018

Recognized by the Nobel committee for his contributions to behavioral economics—a field that he helped create—Thaler’s research bridges the gap between economics and psychology.

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