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.
When you were a kid, you might have used a magnifying glass to focus the sun's light onto a spot on the sidewalk. The lens of the magnifying glass allowed you to concentrate the sun's energy by converging the light rays on ...
Using new data gathered from sites in southern Africa, University of Rochester researchers have extended their record of Earth's magnetic field back thousands of years to the first millennium.
"This is awesome," said Brendan Eder '19, moments after setting eyes on a tabletop glowing brightly in a darkened room in Wegmans Hall.
In a laboratory at the University of Rochester, researchers are using lasers to change the surface of metals in incredible ways, such as making them super water-repellent without the use of special coatings, paints, or solvents.
In order to power entire communities with clean energy, such as solar and wind power, a reliable backup storage system is needed to provide energy when the sun isn't shining and the wind doesn't blow.
Ocean sediments are a massive storehouse for the potent greenhouse gas methane.
Most objects react in predictable ways when force is applied to them—unless they have "negative mass." And then they react exactly opposite from what you would expect.
For more than 30 years, researchers have been creating quantum dots—tiny, crystalline, nanoscale semiconductors with remarkable optical and electronic properties.
Greg Madejski held his breath as he looked into the microscope, trying to weld two fingernail-sized chips together: a tiny chip containing a nanofilter on top of another chip with a DNA sensor.
Xi-Cheng Zhang has worked for nearly a decade to solve a scientific puzzle that many in the research community believed to be impossible: producing terahertz waves—a form of electromagnetic radiation in the far infrared ...