February 22, 2024
RIT researchers highlight the changing connectivity of the Amazon rainforest to global climate
The Amazon rainforest is a unique region where climatologists have studied the effects of warming and deforestation for decades. With the global climate crisis becoming more evident, a new study is linking the Amazon to climate change around the rest of the world.
February 22, 2024
Cause of temporary AT&T service outage remains unclear
WHEC-TV talks to Serena Flint, research engineer in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, about solar flares.
February 21, 2024
What is space weather, and how could it affect the 2024 eclipse?
The Democrat & Chronicle features Michael Richmond, professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, in a discussion about how space weather could impact images of the sun during the April 8 total solar eclipse.
February 19, 2024
Researchers exploring black hole mergers with $1.8 million NASA award
KIFI-TV talks to Manuela Campanelli, Distinguished Professor of Astrophysics and founding director of the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, about being part of a team that will explore the physics of supermassive black hole mergers and galaxy collisions.
February 14, 2024
RIT receives diversity and inclusion award from National Institutes of Health
RIT has been announced as one of 10 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Institutional Excellence in Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA) in Biomedical and Behavioral Research Prize Competition award winners.
February 9, 2024
Team’s research method becomes industry model
Work by Risa Robinson and members of the Respiratory Technologies Laboratory completely shifted how e-cigarette analysis is done and became an industry model. Through this new viewpoint, the team recorded harmful emissions that were not otherwise seen in a lab setting, and this data contributed to FDA policies and regulations about e-cigarette usage today.
February 9, 2024
Campanelli named to John Vouros Endowed Professorship
Manuela Campanelli, Distinguished Professor of Astrophysics and founding director of the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, has been appointed the John Vouros Endowed Professor.
February 7, 2024
NASA, RIT Center for Detectors partner to help future spacecraft survive longer, harsher missions
RIT's Center for Detectors has been chosen by NASA for two research programs: Early Stage Innovations (ESI) and Strategic Astrophysics Technology (SAT), with the hope of helping future spacecraft find new discoveries in the vast universe.
February 5, 2024
The Galapagos comes to life in new RIT Press book
For more than 30 years, Robert Rothman has led hundreds of RIT students on tours to the Galápagos Islands to observe the wildlife and landscape that inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. Rothman’s A Paradise for Reptiles, an homage to the 19th century scientist, is an accessibly written guide for anyone interested in Darwin, the Galápagos, and reptiles in general.
February 2, 2024
Students lean into technology and design to improve the environment
Students in Campus Ecology explored how culture, art, science, and design influence their views and understandings of nature. They also discussed how interdisciplinary collaboration and leaning into the intersection of technology, the arts, and design could improve communication and understanding of ecological concepts and sustainability goals.
January 26, 2024
RIT professor’s paper on perovskites’ self-healing properties published in ‘Nature Communications’
Ahmad Kirmani’s research is helping to expand and improve space exploration through understanding how the metal-halide perovskite, the next-generation printable semiconductor, reacts to harsh extraterrestrial conditions and self-heals in those conditions.
January 24, 2024
RIT leading NASA-funded supermassive black hole research
RIT scientists will be the lead researchers on a $1.8 million NASA grant to study electromagnetic signals from merging supermassive black holes.