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Physicist wins award to support ‘re-entry’ of women scientists

Physicist wins award to support ‘re-entry’ of women scientists

October 16, 2018

It is an issue for women in all academic fields, but especially in STEM fields. After two difficult pregnancies interrupted her career studying quantum optics, a fellowship is helping Asma Al-Qasimi get back to the lab.

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Short and sweet: research told briefly and to the point takes the prize

Short and sweet: research told briefly and to the point takes the prize

October 12, 2018

Competitions are helping early career scientists hone their ability to communicate their research in short, compelling, and easily understood presentations.

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Center of Excellence funds local businesses improving health care

Center of Excellence funds local businesses improving health care

October 10, 2018

Four grants from the Center of Excellence (CoE) in Data Science are helping companies translate the cutting-edge science of University researchers into improved health care, while also benefiting the region’s economy.

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What is fusion, and why is it so difficult to create?

What is fusion, and why is it so difficult to create?

October 9, 2018

“All the stars, including the sun, are powered by fusion. We are here because of fusion. But fusion is really hard to create,” says E. Michael Campbell, director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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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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University named National Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s research

University named National Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s research

October 4, 2018

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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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Turning research focus to flavored tobacco

Turning research focus to flavored tobacco

September 21, 2018

The Medical Center is partnering with Roswell Park Cancer Institute in the nation’s first program dedicated to the study of one of the fastest-growing trends in tobacco use, flavored tobacco.

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Laboratory for Laser Energetics to receive highest level of federal funding to date

Laboratory for Laser Energetics to receive highest level of federal funding to date

September 14, 2018

After a great deal of uncertainty, the final FY 2019 Energy and Water bill that was just passed by the U.S. Congress includes $80 million for the LLE, a $5 million increase over FY 2018.

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Resolving quantum ‘weirdness’: A new look at the duality of light

Resolving quantum ‘weirdness’: A new look at the duality of light

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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