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May 6, 2022 | 12:00 pm

First CMAP Annual Meeting

May 6, 2022

The first CMAP Annual Meeting, hosted at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, was a gathering of the CMAP team from MIT, Princeton, the Universities of California at Berkeley and Davis, the University at Buffalo, and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. We welcomed guest presenters from Howard University and Washington State University as well.

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May 3, 2022 | 12:00 pm

What does it take to become a scientist, part 1?

May 3, 2022

This is the first of a series of conversations on WXXI’s Connections with Evan Dawson about what it means to be a scientist. Our guests, UR Professor Adam Frank and three CMAP graduate students, describe their own paths into the field.

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March 1, 2022 | 12:00 pm

What’s Happening In The Depths Of Distant Worlds?

March 1, 2022

New work led by Carnegie’s Earth and Planets Laboratory, including the research team of Thomas Duffy of Princeton University, uses lab-based mimicry to reveal a new crystal structure that has major implications for our understanding of the interiors of large, rocky exoplanets.

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February 16, 2022 | 10:34 pm

Can a planet have a mind of its own?

February 16, 2022

Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank discusses why cognitive activity operating on a planetary scale is necessary to tackle global issues such as climate change.

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October 4, 2021 | 12:00 pm

J. J. Ruby awarded Lawrence Fellowship

October 2021

A graduate student in the High Energy Density Physics Experiments Group at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics and IMAXED/CMAP, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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January 4, 2021 | 10:38 pm

A new era in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

January 4, 2021

The search for extraterrestrial life began more than 60 years ago, but “there was never sufficient funding or telescope time available to make a dent in the effort,” writes astrophysicist Adam Frank of the University of Rochester.
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October 10, 2019 | 10:42 pm

Rochester recognized as leader in high-energy-density physics

October 10, 2019

Understanding how atoms react under high-pressure conditions—a field known as high-energy-density physics (HEDP)—can lead to the creation of new materials and give scientists valuable insights into the fields of astrophysics, energy, and national security.
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