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Astronomers May Have Just Caught a Black Hole Eating a Star

October 3, 2018

At vast cosmic distances, supermassive black holes called quasars gobble up matter into accretion disks that shine so brightly, they overpower the light from entire galaxies. Closer to home, compact objects called microquasars give astronomers a scaled-down taste of the processes at work inside the faraway behemoths. Now, an international collaboration of researchers has announced in the journal Nature that they’ve detected the first gamma-ray signal from the ends of the two jets spewing out of a Milky Way microquasar.

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Rochester breakthrough in laser science earns Nobel Prize in Physics

October 2, 2018

A University of Rochester graduate and a former faculty member shared the Nobel Prize in Physics today for work they undertook at the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE).

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

September 6, 2018

 quantum optics research group

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A sparkling summer in the field

August 15, 2018

Frank Padgett summer research

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High-Energy 'Ghost Particle' Traced to Distant Galaxy in Astronomy Breakthrough

July 12, 2018

Segev BenZvi, assistant professor of Physics, is a member of the IceCube team, which announced a breakthrough discovery in astronomy.

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Patrick Oakes Awarded Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award

May 31, 2018

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Patrick Oakes, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.

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107 University students newest members of Phi Beta Kappa

April 30, 2018

Six students from Physics & Astronomy will be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa: Logan Meredith '18, Ryan Rubenzahl '18, Benjamin Saltzman '18, Ava Sauer '18, Jean Weill '18 and Jean Wolfs '18.

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Six Rochester students receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

April 27, 2018

 Ryan Rubenzahl NSF Fellowship

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Student Life Awards honor outstanding contributions to campus community

April 18, 2018

SPS Rocky Award Photo

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Rochester sets record for Germany’s DAAD RISE scholars

April 12, 2018

Adina Ripin '20

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Sarah Henry Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 5, 2018

Sarah Henry has been awarded the 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.

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Superconductors may shed light on the black hole information paradox

March 13, 2018

Insights into a black hole paradox may come from a down-to-Earth source.

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Elliot Connors Wins QuaCGR Fellowship

January 22, 2018

Elliot Connors has been awarded the 2018 QuaCGR Fellowship. Congratulations Elliot!  The U.S. Army Research Office together with the National Security Agency award the QuaCGR fellowship to outstanding graduate students in quantum information science research. The goal of the fellowship is to stimulate U.S. graduate student participation in research related to quantum computing and to assist in the training of graduate students to prepare them for careers in quantum information science. Elliot Connors is a second year research assistant in Professor John Nichol's quantum nanostructures research group.

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