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June 22, 2016 1:02PM - A new study published in Nature presents one of the most complete models of matter in the universe and predicts hundreds of massive black hole mergers each year observable with the second generation of gravitational wave detectors....
June 15, 2016 1:22PM - Gravitational waves from a second pair of colliding black holes has validated the landmark discovery from earlier this year that confirmed Einstein's general theory of relativity. Rochester Institute of Technology scientists contributed to the initial breakthrough and to the second discovery announced today by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory. The second gravitational...
June 13, 2016 1:56PM - Young stars much less massive than the Sun can unleash a torrent of X-ray radiation that can significantly shorten the lifetime of planet-forming disks surrounding these stars. This result comes from a new study of a group of nearby stars using data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes. Rochester Institute...
June 8, 2016 11:43AM - Rochester Institute of Technology Distinguished Professor Vicki Hanson was elected president of the Association of Computing Machinery, the world's largest educational and scientific computing society. She will help represent more than 100,000 ACM members worldwide when she begins her two-year term July 1. With this election, ACM will have its first all-female...
June 7, 2016 2:15PM - Matthew Wright, a leading expert in internet security and privacy, will join Rochester Institute of Technology in August. He will serve as a faculty member in the Department of Computing Security and director of the new Center for Cybersecurity. The new multidisciplinary center, in the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and...
June 2, 2016 4:53PM - Pengcheng Shi has been named associate dean for Research and Scholarship of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology. Shi has been serving as the director of the Ph.D. program in computing and information sciences since 2007. He will now take on both roles,...
May 11, 2016 2:07PM - A Rochester Institute of Technology researcher is investigating how deaf adults, proficient in American Sign Language, use the Internet for health-related information. Access to health communication has expanded during the last decade, providing the public with more articles, illustrations and health videos than ever before, said Poorna Kushalnagar, health psychologist and research...
May 2, 2016 3:21PM - Rochester Institute of Technology was named a technology member of the Property Drone Consortium, a collaboration of insurance carriers, construction industry leaders and supporting enterprises. The organization promotes...