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A cure for blindness? A next-generation solar concentrator?

Tue, 07 Dec 2021

Two new Rochester fellows of the National Academy of Inventors take aim at transformative discoveries in the world of optics.

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Andrew Berger honored for novel ways to monitor biological cells and tissues

Thu, 02 Dec 2021

The Rochester optics professor has been elected a fellow of Optica, the international society for optics and photonics.

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Rochester students’ award-winning device instantly detects sepsis via sweat

Wed, 01 Dec 2021

Rochester undergraduates have developed a fast, noninvasive, affordable, and eco-friendly way to diagnose the life-threatening medical complication.

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Joseph Eberly honored as a ‘true visionary’ in optics

Tue, 23 Nov 2021

Joseph Eberly, the Andrew Carnegie Professor of Physics and a professor of optics, is recognized for pioneering contributions to quantum optics theory.

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New imaging technology could buy time for pancreatic cancer patients

Thu, 18 Nov 2021

Tumor shrinkage is one sign of cancer treatment’s efficacy—but Rochester scientists are exploring elasticity and permeability as well.

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Kudzai Mbinda ’22 named Rhodes Scholar-Elect

Tue, 16 Nov 2021

The chemical engineering major from Harare, Zimbabwe, is Rochester’s second recipient of a Rhodes Scholarship in two years.

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Software uses selfies to detect early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease

Mon, 15 Nov 2021

Rochester computer scientist Ehsan Hoque and his colleagues have harnessed machine learning to accurately identify signs of the neurological disease by analyzing facial muscles.

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Tiny chip provides a big boost in precision optics

Fri, 12 Nov 2021

Researchers at the Institute of Optics for first time distill novel interferometry into a photonic device.

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Can electric cars help strengthen electrical grids?

Mon, 08 Nov 2021

Chemical engineering doctoral candidate Heta Gandhi and her advisor, assistant professor Andrew White, have developed a new computer model showing ways to sell surplus energy from electric vehicles to local grids.

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Rochester researchers set ‘ultrabroadband’ record with entangled photons

Thu, 28 Oct 2021

Engineers have taken advantage of the quantum entanglement phenomenon to generate unprecedented bandwidth and brightness on chip-sized nanophotonic devices.

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