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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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Rochester astronomers reflect on their contributions to Spitzer Space Telescope

Rochester astronomers reflect on their contributions to Spitzer Space Telescope

January 30, 2020

As NASA retires its Spitzer Space Telescope, the Rochester scientists who were involved in its development, look back on the project.

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New research unlocks clues about Earth’s magnetic field

New research unlocks clues about Earth’s magnetic field

January 22, 2020

Professor John Tarduno has analyzed zircon crystals collected from sites in Australia—the oldest known terrestrial materials—to construct a timeline of Earth’s magnetic field, finding that the field was stronger than previously believed.

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Adam Frank wins multiple awards for promoting public understanding of science

Adam Frank wins multiple awards for promoting public understanding of science

October 30, 2019

The University of Rochester astrophysicist recently received the American Physical Society’s 2020 Joseph A. Burton Forum Award and his latest book Light of the Stars was awarded the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Award for Science.

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Rochester recognized as leader in high-energy-density physics 

Rochester recognized as leader in high-energy-density physics 

October 10, 2019

Three of eight national research grants recently awarded by the Department of Energy were given to researchers at the University of Rochester, which is home to the largest university-based DOE research program in the nation.

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A ‘new chapter’ in quest for novel quantum materials

A ‘new chapter’ in quest for novel quantum materials

August 27, 2019

Aluminum stops being a metal. Metals turns transparent. Remarkable things happen to materials placed under remarkable conditions, and Rochester scientists are at the forefront of the quest to understand why.

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3 questions: 50 years after the moon landing

3 questions: 50 years after the moon landing

July 18, 2019

The lunar rocks brought back by the Apollo astronauts still inform research today, including the work of Rochester professor Miki Nakajima, who studies the formation and evolution of the Earth, the moon, and other planetary bodies.

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Ice core data confirms increased tropospheric ozone levels since industrialization

Ice core data confirms increased tropospheric ozone levels since industrialization

June 13, 2019

The findings suggest good news about the reliability of the computer models used to estimate and predict the changes in ground-level ozone.

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‘Exotic’ form of ice both solid and liquid

‘Exotic’ form of ice both solid and liquid

May 15, 2019

Using lasers at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, researchers have created a superionic water ice, identifying and recording the ice’s atomic structure for the first time and changing our understanding of ice giant planets like Uranus and Neptune.

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Researchers turn liquid metal into a plasma

Researchers turn liquid metal into a plasma

March 7, 2019

For the first time, researchers at Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) have found a way to turn a liquid metal into a plasma and to observe the temperature where a liquid under high-density conditions crosses over to a plasma state.

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