The University of Rochester (UR) was established in 1850 in Upstate New York in the city of Rochester. UR is a private institution with an exceptional research component in the field of optics. The Institute of Optics was founded in 1929 and continues to produce far-reaching research in the field. The Laboratory for the Laser Energetics 60-beam Omega laser is the largest in the world. In 2007, the University of Rochester Medical Center was awarded a $26 million grant to study bird-flu and develop a vaccine. UR has nearly 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. UR has eight Nobel Laureates who have been associated with the university and ranks in the top 40 of all universities and colleges in the United States.
Volcanic plumbing provides clues on eruptions and earthquakes
Two new studies into the "plumbing systems" that lie under volcanoes could bring scientists closer to understanding plate ruptures and predicting eruptionsboth of which are important steps for protecting the public ...
Parasitic wasps' genomes provides new insights into pest control, genetics (w/ Video)
Parasitic wasps kill pest insects, but their existence is largely unknown to the public. Now, scientists led by John H. Werren, professor of biology at the University of Rochester, and Stephen Richards at the Genome Sequencing ...
Tracking Twitter may enhance monitoring of food safety at restaurants
A new system could tell you how likely it is for you to become ill if you visit a particular restaurant by 'listening' to the tweets from other restaurant patrons.
Action video games improve vision
Video games that involve high levels of action, such as first-person-shooter games, increase a player's real-world vision, according to research in today's Nature Neuroscience.
Achieving Fame, Wealth, and Beauty are Psychological Dead Ends, Study Says
(PhysOrg.com) -- If you think having loads of money, fetching looks, or the admiration of many will improve your life — think again. A new study by three University of Rochester researchers demonstrates that progress on ...
Estrogen controls how the brain processes sound
Scientists at the University of Rochester have discovered that the hormone estrogen plays a pivotal role in how the brain processes sounds.
Scientists discover a Saturn-like ring system eclipsing a sun-like star
A team of astrophysicists from the University of Rochester and Europe has discovered a ring system in the constellation Centaurus that invites comparisons to Saturn.
Nature Makes Us More Caring, Study Says (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Want to be a better person? Commune with nature. Paying attention to the natural world not only makes you feel better, it makes you behave better, finds a new study to be published October 1 in the Personality ...
The Death of Entanglement: Life Without Half-Life
(PhysOrg.com) -- Quantum entanglement, a type of correlation peculiar to quantum objects, has been found to disregard completely the "half-life" rule that is obeyed by all natural processes, such a radioactive decay.
Some nearby young stars may be much older than previously thought
Low in the south in the summer sky shines the constellation Scorpius and the bright, red supergiant star Antares. Many of the brightest stars in Scorpius, and hundreds of its fainter stars, are among the youngest stars found ...