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Rochester Academy of Science 2020-2021 First Place Undergraduate Student Research Grant Award Winner Juliana South, University of Rochester. Attenuation in Granular Materials.

Juliana South, University of Rochester. Attenuation in Granular Materials. Sponsor: Alice Quillen, Ph.D., Professor of Physics and Astronomy. 

 To improve understanding of the transmission of energy in granular materials, we propose to carry out laboratory attenuation experiments on dry gravel through the administration of pulses and signals. With the current conflict between the jolt and seismic reverberation attenuation models in the literature we aim to differentiate between the two models in our regime by making a precise measurement of attenuation. 


Under pressure, ‘squishy’ compound reacts in remarkable ways

Mon, 26 Jul 2021

From insulator to metal and back again—a new phenomenon reported by researchers at the University Rochester and University of Nevada, Las Vegas, ‘will find a place in physics textbooks.’


DESI’s quest to map the expanding universe begins

Fri, 28 May 2021

Rochester researchers are key members of an international collaboration to create a 3D map of the universe, which will help unravel the mysteries of dark energy.


Eight Rochester undergraduates win scholarships for summer research in Germany

Tue, 18 May 2021

The DAAD-RISE program enables outstanding students in the sciences to conduct research at top German universities.


Physicist and jazz pianist combines music and science at Rochester

Thu, 06 May 2021

College alumnus Philippe Lewalle graduates with a PhD in physics but stays close to his piano.


Rochester’s latest CAREER award recipients pursue wide range of projects

Wed, 05 May 2021

This year, five University of Rochester researchers have received the National Science Foundation’s most prestigious award for early-career faculty.


Researchers confront major hurdle in quantum computing

Tue, 04 May 2021

In a series of papers, Rochester researchers report major strides in improving the transfer of information in quantum systems.


Room temperature superconductor? Rochester lab sets new record toward long-sought goal

Tue, 30 Mar 2021

In a pair of studies, University physical scientists synthesized new superconducting materials, developing processes that may help ‘open the door to many potential applications.’


Laser-driven experiments provide insights into the formation of the universe

Thu, 25 Mar 2021

Researchers at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics have captured for the first time in a laboratory setting the process thought to be responsible for generating and sustaining astrophysical magnetic fields.


New research on carbon cracks open secrets deep inside exoplanets

Wed, 27 Jan 2021

Measuring carbon at the highest pressures ever achieved in a laboratory, researchers at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics report first model of the carbon structures that may make up planets outside the solar system.


Science offers hope during dark times

Thu, 21 Jan 2021

American science has not only remained solid through recent crises but also provided a path out of the darkness, Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank writes for NBC News.