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Two scientists at the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE)—Valeri Goncharov and Petros Tzeferacos—have received funding awards from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for research in fusion energy. The DOE recently announced the winners of $32 million in funding for 15 projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy’s (ARPA-E) Breakthroughs...
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ROCHESTER, NY—The Rochester Museum & Science Center (RMSC) recognized local educators and organizations making a difference and exciting the community about opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) at the RMSC STEM Awards, presented by GW Lisk. The breakfast and awards ceremony were held on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020 at the Strathallan Hotel. Monroe...
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A local teen has been designated as a Scholar in the prestigious Regeneron Science Talent Search (formerly the Intel Science Talent Search) for a research project he carried out last summer at the University of Rochester’s Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE). Senior Simon Narang of Pittsford Sutherland High School is among the 300 Scholars nationwide...
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Award planned for the University of Arizona’s Homecoming Festivities in October The University of Arizona Alumni Association has announced that Dr. Jannick P. Rolland-Thompson as the 2019 Alumnus of the Year for the Wyant College of Optical Sciences. Currently a professor of optics and biomedical engineering and professor in the Center for Visual Science at...
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RIT will develop plan for open-access Quantum Foundry for quantum photonic circuits Don Figer, director of RIT’s Future Photon Initiative, led leaders in quantum science and technology on a tour of RIT’s photonics research facilities during the Photonics for Quantum Workshop earlier this year. The National Science Foundation awarded Rochester Institute of Technology a grant...
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Rochester, New York – Wednesday, August 7, 2019 – Navitar, Inc., a leader in the design and manufacture of imaging and projection optics, is pleased to announce its Rochester, New York facility has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification. The scope of registration includes the design, development and manufacturing of optomechanical and optoelectronic assembly and sub-assembly....
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Ovitz, a Rochester, New York-based company received top honors at Luminate NY’s “Light Tomorrow with Today” Demo Day competition, held in the main tent at the CGI International Jazz Festival in downtown Rochester.   The company will receive $1 million in follow-on funding from New York State through the Finger Lakes Forward Upstate Revitalization Initiative....
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Full Video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXDAGH_PTSA Congratulations to Michael Mandina, President of Optimax Systems, and Richard Plympton, CEO of Optimax Systems, for receiving the Herbert W. Vanden Bul Entrepreneurial Award at RIT on June 5th! The Herbert W. Vanden Brul Entrepreneurial Award was created in 1984 through an endowment fund established by Mr. Vanden Brul in conjunction...
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Additional Backing Will Support Three More Rounds of Optics, Photonics and Imaging Competition Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $15 million in additional funding is being made available to support three more rounds of the Luminate NY business accelerator competition in Rochester. The Luminate competition focuses exclusively on the optics, photonics and imaging industry. The program...
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February 2-7, 2019, the global optics and photonics community descended on San Francisco for SPIE’s annual conference: Photonics West. With a whopping 58 companies in attendance, New York Photonics had its largest showing to date, the largest of any cluster at the conference. “New York companies have been presenting and exhibiting at Photonics West for...
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