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Data Science Consortium gives member companies a data edge

Data Science Consortium gives member companies a data edge

October 19, 2018

Since its inception in 2017, the consortium has expanded the number of member companies and created a pool of skilled data science students to assist companies on short notice.

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Collaborative ‘back and forth’ drives progress on freeform optics

Collaborative ‘back and forth’ drives progress on freeform optics

October 18, 2018

With a second five years of funding from the National Science Foundation, the Center for Freeform Optics is a collaboration working to develop devices that are lighter, more compact, and more effective than ever before.

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Physicist wins award to support ‘re-entry’ of women scientists

Physicist wins award to support ‘re-entry’ of women scientists

October 16, 2018

It is an issue for women in all academic fields, but especially in STEM fields. After two difficult pregnancies interrupted her career studying quantum optics, a fellowship is helping Asma Al-Qasimi get back to the lab.

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How can a single gene be at fault in one of the deadliest cancers?

How can a single gene be at fault in one of the deadliest cancers?

October 15, 2018

A breakthrough study from Rochester’s Wilmot Cancer Institute gives researchers hope that new gene-targeted therapies could improve survival rates for acute myeloid leukemia, which have not budged in years.

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Short and sweet: research told briefly and to the point takes the prize

Short and sweet: research told briefly and to the point takes the prize

October 12, 2018

Competitions are helping early career scientists hone their ability to communicate their research in short, compelling, and easily understood presentations.

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Center of Excellence funds local businesses improving health care

Center of Excellence funds local businesses improving health care

October 10, 2018

Four grants from the Center of Excellence (CoE) in Data Science are helping companies translate the cutting-edge science of University researchers into improved health care, while also benefiting the region’s economy.

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What is fusion, and why is it so difficult to create?

What is fusion, and why is it so difficult to create?

October 9, 2018

“All the stars, including the sun, are powered by fusion. We are here because of fusion. But fusion is really hard to create,” says E. Michael Campbell, director of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics.

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Chirped-pulse amplification: 5 applications for a Nobel Prize-winning invention

Chirped-pulse amplification: 5 applications for a Nobel Prize-winning invention

October 4, 2018

Did you know that every time you pick up your smartphone, you are holding in your hand a product made possible by a Nobel Prize-winning technology developed at the University of Rochester?

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University named National Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s research

University named National Center of Excellence for Parkinson’s research

October 4, 2018

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Rochester breakthrough in laser science earns Nobel Prize

Rochester breakthrough in laser science earns Nobel Prize

October 2, 2018

University of Rochester doctoral graduate Donna Strickland ’89 (PhD) and former optics faculty member Gérard Mourou shared the Nobel Prize in Physics today for work they undertook at the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics. Their breakthrough paved the way for the creating very short and very intense laser pulses now used in a variety of applications, from LASIK eye surgery to the manufacturing of materials used in cell phones.

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