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In the mystery of positrons, dark matter is leading suspect

Thu, 16 Nov 2017

Scientists at the HAWC Gamma Ray Observatory have ruled out two pulsars as the source of an unexpectedly large presence of positrons in our corner of the galaxy. Could they come from something more complex and exotic: dark matter?

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History under a microscope

Mon, 13 Nov 2017

The Future(s) of Microhistory symposium brings prominent historians to Rochester to discuss one of the most influential methodologies in their field in the last few decades.

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Quantum magic makes quick work of measuring frequency

Wed, 08 Nov 2017

Using the strange rules of quantum mechanics, researchers were able to put a quantum bit in a superposition of two different energy states at the same time in order to speed up the accurate measurement of frequencies.

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What makes Pulitzer Prize–winner Laurel Thatcher Ulrich curious?

Wed, 08 Nov 2017

In a 1976 journal article, Ulrich coined a phrase that has become ubiquitous: Well-behaved women seldom make history. The Humanities Center hosts the feminist historian, who will speak about writing and micro-histories.

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William Riker Prize in Political Science goes to MIT’s Acemoglu and Chicago’s Robinson

Tue, 07 Nov 2017

The long-time collaborators and co-authors of Why Nations Fail were honored by the University's Department of Political Science for their work toward essentially building a new theory of political economy.

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Data science is the centerpiece of the University of Rochester's five-year strategic plan. Rochester researchers plan to continue to harness the potential of data in ways that will transform the 21st century and place the University as a leader in the field.

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