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Professor Emeritus of Physics Daniel S. Koltun Dies at 80

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT

Daniel S. Koltun, a professor emeritus of physics at the University of Rochester who made important contributions to the field of nuclear physics, died on April 9, 2014, in Haverford, Pa. He was 80.

Koltun joined the University in 1962 and was a professor of physics until his retirement

University Showcase Highlights Emerging Technologies

Tue, 08 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT

WHAT: The University of Rochester's Center for Emerging and Innovative Sciences (CEIS) will host its 14th Annual University Technology Showcase on the afternoon of April 10. The half-day event will consist of a panel discussion with leaders in industry, government, and academia, focusing o

Feelings of Failure, Not Violent Content, Foster Aggression in Video Gamers

Mon, 07 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT

Aggressive Behavior Linked to Players' Experiences

The disturbing imagery or violent storylines of videos games like World of Warcraft or Grand Theft Auto are often accused of fostering feelings of aggression in players. But a new study shows host

Robert L. McCrory, Director of Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Named University Professor

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT

Robert L. McCrory was appointed University Professor in recognition of his contributions to the physics and engineering community, the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) and to the University in general, at an installation ceremony on April 3.

"University Professorships are awar

Riccardo Betti Named Inaugural Robert L. McCrory Professor

Fri, 04 Apr 2014 00:00:00 EDT

Riccardo Betti, professor of mechanical engineering and of physics and astronomy at the University of Rochester, was named the inaugural Robert L. McCrory Professor at an installation ceremony on April 3. Endowed by an anonymous donor, the professorship honors Robert L. McCrory, who has been the

Computer Science Students Help Singers Learn Their Vowels

Thu, 06 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST

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Voice students who want to perfect how they sing their vowels could get help from a new simple, free ap

First-Ever 3D Image Created of the Structure Beneath Sierra Negra Volcano in the Galapagos

Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:00:00 EST

The Galápagos Islands are home to some of the most active volcanoes in the world, with more than 50 eruptions in the last 200 years. Yet until recently, scientists knew far more about the history of finches, tortoises, and iguanas than of the volcanoes on which these unusual fauna had evol

Senior Scientist at Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics Named American Physical Society Fellow

Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST

Dr. Suxing Hu, senior scientist in the theory division of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) at the University of Rochester, has been named an American Physical Society Fellow for his work on physics that happens in ultrafast times: attosecond physics.

An attosecond is an incred

How Stellar Death Can Lead To Twin Celestial Jets

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:00:00 EST

Astronomers know that while large stars can end their lives as violently cataclysmic supernovae, smaller stars end up as planetary nebulae — colorful, glowing clouds of dust and gas. In recent decades these nebulae, once thought to be mostly spherical, have been observed to often emit power

Summer Research Experience Leads to Science Paper for University of Rochester Undergraduate

Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:00:00 EST

Like other seniors, Owen Colegrove had a busy end of the semester: staying on top of classes, preparing for finals, wrapping up projects, and applying to graduate school. But unlike other undergraduates, Colegrove had to leave the last week of the fall semester for San Francisco, to present a pos