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Professor Kater Murch has been selected as 2018 Cottrell Scholar ...

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He plans to work with other physics faculty to help them incorporate this approach. He also is broadening his use of flipped classrooms to include it in advanced-level classes and in the lab.

NASA to launch SuperTIGER scientific balloon to study rare cosmic particles ...

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The instrument, called the Super Trans-Iron Galactic Element Recorder (SuperTIGER), is designed to study rare heavy nuclei, which hold clues about where and how cosmic rays attain speeds up to nearly the speed of light

Measuring Cosmic Rays at the Edge of Space ...

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SuperTIGER measures cosmic rays, which are itty-bitty pieces of atoms that are zinging through space at super-fast speeds up to nearly the speed of light. In particular, it studies galactic cosmic rays, which means they come from somewhere in our Milky Way galaxy, outside of our solar system.

Professor Willem Dickhoff ... Reaching for Neutron Stars ...

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How they made their analysis and reached this predictive framework is part of their decade-long pursuit as well.

Professor Kater Murch and Rochester scientists discuss a bit of a quantum magic trick ...

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“It’s reminiscent of the magic tricks that involve a ball placed under one of two cups and the cups are shuffled around — except this time, the ball can be under both cups at the same time,

Dian Tan, a postdoctoral researcher working with Kater Murch, has received a fellowship from Rigetti Computing for a project titled "Mapping quantum states into and from noisy transmission lines with superconducting qubits."

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Graduate Student Brendan Haas has received a NASA fellowship for a project titled "Characterizing Comet 81P/Wild 2 with Acfer 094 and Tagish Lake analog foils."

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Prof. Mikhail Tikhonov says Microbiology Needs More Math ...

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What seems like luck is probably a lack of knowledge—and an incredibly exciting opportunity. The data generated by the booming field of microbiome research contains many hints that our familiar assumptions might in fact be wrong at the scale of microbial life. Microbiology might well be at the brink of revolutionizing how we think about living matter

Prof. James Buckley has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy in support of theoretical and experimental studies in particle physics and cosmology.

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Prof. Kenneth F. Kelton has received a grant from the NSF for a research project titled Fundamental Investigations of Nucleation Processes in Silicate Liquids and Glasses with a Goal of Developing Predictive Models for Glass Formation and Crystallization.

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Prof. Li Yang has received a grant from the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research for a research project titled Ferroelectricity, Multiferroics, and Enhanced Magnetoelectric Effect in Single-Atomic Layers.

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Prof. Christine Floss has received NASA support for a project titled Microanalytical Characterization of Presolar Silicate Grains: Constraints on Grain Formation in Stellar Environments and Grain Survival in the Early Solar Nebula.

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