Press releases I’ve written to promote research at the University of Rochester and the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Sustainability, astrobiology illuminate future of life in the Universe and civilization on Earth


Two astrophysicists argue that questions about the future of life on Earth and beyond may soon be resolvable scientifically, thanks to new data about the Earth and about other planets in our galaxy.

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‘Cloaking’ device uses ordinary lenses to hide objects across range of angles


A simple optical cloak developed at the University of Rochester overcomes some of the limitations of previous devices with inexpensive, readily available materials.

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Lecture by world-renowned physicist brings quantum mechanics to the masses


Anton Zeilinger, one of the world’s leading experts in the field of quantum optics, will present a free, public lecture Tuesday at the University of Rochester.

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Atomically thin material opens door for integrated nanophotonic circuits

Illustration by Michael Osadciw, Creative Services, University of Rochester

University of Rochester researchers efficiently guide electricity and light along the same tiny wire, a finding that could be a step towards building computer chips capable of transporting digital information at the speed of light.

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