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Physics students keep their cool in summer labs

July 31, 2017

Each year, the Department of Physics and Astronomy offers a range of research opportunities for undergraduate students—from federally funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) to University-supported research projects. As a result, undergraduates who conduct research at Rochester work alongside faculty and graduate students, and contribute to our understanding of the world, while building their academic portfolios


Researchers use lasers to display ‘true’ 3-D objects

June 30, 2017

In an iconic scene in Star Wars, R2-D2 delivers a three-dimensional projection of a desperate Princess Leia pleading, “Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi. You’re my only hope.” The 3-D display that was once only a mainstay of science fiction is now closer to reality, thanks to technology developed by a team of researchers at the University of Rochester.


Physics and Astronomy professors awarded research leave fellowships

March 23, 2017

Two professors in the Department of Physics and Astronomy—Alice Quillen and Andrew Jordan—have been awarded prestigious Simons Foundation Faculty Fellowships in theoretical physics. 


Andrew Olivier Wins NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

March 17, 2017

Andrew Olivier has been awarded the 2017 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship! Andrew is a University of Rochester teaching assistant finishing his first year with the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He plans to pursue research in the field of High Energy Physics. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions. Andrew's selection for the NSF Fellowship was based on demonstrated potential to contribute to strengthening the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. Congratulations Andrew!