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Congratulations to Professor Martin Israel the recipient of the 2018 Dean's Medal ...

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The Dean’s Medal honors a friend whose dedication and support have been exceptional and whose leadership, advice, and inspiration have served to place Arts & Sciences at the heart of one of the world’s premier universities.

Prof Li Yang has been selected into the name list of the world’s most impactful scientific researchers by Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science) ...

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"...your research ranks among the top 1% most cited works in your field and during its year of publication, earning the mark of exceptional impact. It is truly an honor to recognize researchers like you for your dedication and focus to expanding the sphere of human knowledge..."

Professor Erik Henriksen: New view on electron interactions in graphene ...

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Graphene has generated a lot of excitement in the materials-science research community because of its potential applications in batteries, solar energy cells, touch screens and more.

Graduate Student Alumni Reunion ...

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Brian Rauch has received continued support from NASA for particle astrophysics research with the Antarctic Impulsive Transient Antenna.

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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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