October 3, 2018
At vast cosmic distances, supermassive black holes called quasars gobble up matter into accretion disks that shine so brightly, they overpower the light from entire galaxies. Closer to home, compact objects called microquasars give astronomers a scaled-down taste of the processes at work inside the faraway behemoths. Now, an international collaboration of researchers has announced in the journal Nature that they’ve detected the first gamma-ray signal from the ends of the two jets spewing out of a Milky Way microquasar.
October 2, 2018
A University of Rochester graduate and a former faculty member shared the Nobel Prize in Physics today for work they undertook at the University’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE).
September 6, 2018
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Segev BenZvi, assistant professor of Physics, is a member of the IceCube team, which announced a breakthrough discovery in astronomy.
May 31, 2018
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded Patrick Oakes, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award.
April 30, 2018
Six students from Physics & Astronomy will be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa: Logan Meredith '18, Ryan Rubenzahl '18, Benjamin Saltzman '18, Ava Sauer '18, Jean Weill '18 and Jean Wolfs '18.
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April 5, 2018
Sarah Henry has been awarded the 2018 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.
March 13, 2018
Insights into a black hole paradox may come from a down-to-Earth source.
January 22, 2018
Elliot Connors has been awarded the 2018 QuaCGR Fellowship. Congratulations Elliot! The U.S. Army Research Office together with the National Security Agency award the QuaCGR fellowship to outstanding graduate students in quantum information science research. The goal of the fellowship is to stimulate U.S. graduate student participation in research related to quantum computing and to assist in the training of graduate students to prepare them for careers in quantum information science. Elliot Connors is a second year research assistant in Professor John Nichol's quantum nanostructures research group.