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

Fri, 19 Jun 2020

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

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Is teleportation possible? Yes, in the quantum world

Fri, 19 Jun 2020

Rochester physicists are exploring new ways of creating quantum-mechanical interactions between distant electrons. The research marks an important advance in quantum computing.

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Rochester researchers pursue quick ways to detect COVID-19—and better understand it

Tue, 21 Apr 2020

Nanomembranes, optical sensors, and blood analysis: Rochester faculty are turning previous research avenues to focus on ways to quickly detect novel coronavirus to speed treatment.

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Rochester scientists receive NSF CAREER awards

Tue, 11 Feb 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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Detecting microplastics first step in assessing environmental harm

Thu, 09 Jan 2020

Amid growing alarm over the plastic that pollutes our environment, biomedical and optics researchers are devising ways to quickly detect microplastics in drinking water to better understand their potential impacts on human health.

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One small step for electrons, one giant leap for quantum computers

Wed, 25 Sep 2019

Quantum computing has revolutionary potential, but transferring information within a quantum system remains a challenge. By transferring the state of electrons, Rochester research brings scientists one step closer to creating fully functional quantum computers.

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Qiang Lin receives nation’s top honor for early-career investigators

Wed, 10 Jul 2019

Qiang Lin, an expert in integrated quantum photonics and nonlinear nanophotonics at the University of Rochester, is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

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Will your future computer be made using bacteria?

Wed, 10 Jul 2019

Graphene is a revolutionary nanomaterial, the discovery of which led to a Nobel Prize. By mixing graphite with bacteria, Rochester scientists are making graphene easier and more environmentally friendly to produce, paving the way for future products and applications.

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Researchers ‘stretch’ the ability of 2D materials to change technology

Mon, 10 Jun 2019

Moore’s Law predicts that the number of transistors in an integrated circuit will double every two years. As technology nears the limits of Moore’s Law, Rochester researchers have combined 2D materials with oxide materials in a new way, with new possibilities for computing power.

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‘Optical tweezer’ takes Nobel concept in a new direction

Tue, 02 Apr 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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