Research News

October 16, 2017 10:09AM - Rochester Institute of Technology researchers played a significant role in an international announcement today that has changed the future of astrophysics. The breakthrough discovery of colliding neutron stars marks the first time both gravitational waves and light have been detected from the same cosmic collision. "Multimessenger astronomy," a new way of understanding the...
October 12, 2017 3:49PM - The latest research in analytics for college and professional hockey-and for sports in general-will be explored at the third annual RIT Hockey Analytics Conference. Advances in data collection...
October 12, 2017 12:58PM - Assistant Professor Matthew Dye has received a first-in-class research initiative, a $2.6 million, five-year award from the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to conduct a large-scale study examining signed and spoken language outcomes in young deaf adults who received cochlear implants in childhood and...
October 9, 2017 8:00AM - Research being done at Rochester Institute of Technology to refine lab-on-chip devices-highly sophisticated laboratories on microchips-will provide more detailed and timely information to detect diseases such as cancer. Blanca Lapizco-Encinas, a faculty-researcher in RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering, is improving the process of separating biological cells and biomolecules using chromatography principles,...
September 27, 2017 12:30PM - Rochester Institute of Technology researchers helped pinpoint the precise location of a gravitational wave signal-and the black hole merger that produced it-detected by gravitational wave observatories in the United States and in Europe. For the first time, LIGO and the French-Italian Virgo were used to triangulate the position in the universe where...
September 18, 2017 10:35AM - A study using multiple radio telescopes confirms that supermassive black holes found in the centers of galaxies can form gravitationally bound pairs when galaxies merge. The paper published in the Sept. 18 issue of Nature Astronomy sheds light on a class of black holes having a mass upwards of one million times...
September 5, 2017 2:35PM - Rochester Institute of Technology master's and Ph.D. students will demonstrate their latest work with posters, presentations and demonstrations in a multidisciplinary display of research, scholarly work and artistic expression. The RIT Graduate Showcase takes place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, in Louise Slaughter Hall and the Golisano Institute...
August 16, 2017 4:42PM - Rochester Institute of Technology graduate student Chi Nguyen was selected for a NASA Earth and Space Science Fellowship in Astrophysics Research. Nguyen, originally from Vietnam, is a Ph.D....