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  • December 12, 2019

    'large and small satellite dishes.'

    RIT and IAR observe pulsars for the first time from South America

    A team from RIT and the Instituto Argentino de Radioastronomía (IAR) upgraded two radio telescopes in Argentina that lay dormant for 15 years in order to study pulsars, rapidly rotating neutron stars with intense magnetic fields that emit notably in radio wavelengths. The project is outlined in a new paper published in Astronomy and Astrophysics.

  • November 18, 2019

    'Two researchers wearing cleansuits work on detector equipment.'

    Researchers prepare rocket for launch

    A team of RIT researchers is helping launch an experiment above the atmosphere to better understand extragalactic background light, which traces the history of galaxies back to the formation of the first stars in the universe.

  • November 8, 2019

    'logo for ELM Enhanced Lifestyles for metabolic syndrome'

    RIT conducts clinical trial on metabolic syndrome

    RIT is seeking individuals diagnosed with metabolic syndrome to participate in a national clinical trial. The study will evaluate a wellness program designed to reverse conditions leading to heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and stroke.

  • November 8, 2019

    'Simulation of an accretion disk surrounding a supermassive black hole.'

    New study suggests ‘Pac-Man-like’ mergers could explain massive, spinning black holes

    Scientists have reported detecting gravitational waves from 10 black hole mergers to date, but they are still trying to explain the origins of those mergers. The largest merger detected so far seems to have defied previous models because it has a higher spin and mass than the range thought possible. A group of researchers, including RIT Assistant Professor Richard O’Shaughnessy, has created simulations that could explain how the merger happened.

  • October 28, 2019

    'Homeless person sits at street corner.'

    An innovative approach to helping the homeless

    The Rochester Beacon talks to Caroline Easton, professor in RIT’s School of Behavioral Health Sciences, about a new program to help the homeless with opioid addiction and mental illness.

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