July 6, 2023
RIT researchers discover most distant active black hole ever
An RIT postdoctoral researcher and an associate professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, along with a team behind the Cosmic Evolution Early Release Science (CEERS) Survey, have used new observations from the James Webb Space Telescope to confirm the existence of the most distant active supermassive black hole ever found.
July 1, 2023
Ten Years of TIRS: Data for a Thirsty World
NASA talks to Matthew Montanaro, researcher/engineer III in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, about the Landsat 8 satellite and its Thermal Infrared Sensor.
June 30, 2023
An experiment that reaches across the galaxy has 'heard' an invisible sea of ripples in space-time for the first time. It's surprisingly loud.
Business Insider talks to Manuela Campanelli, professor in the College of Science and director of Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, about the latest gravitational-wave signal observations.
June 29, 2023
RIT astrophysicist comments on supermassive binary black hole discovery
Astrophysicists using large radio telescopes to observe a collection of cosmic clocks in our galaxy have found evidence for gravitational waves that oscillate with periods of years to decades, according to a set of papers published Thursday in The Astrophysical Journal Letters.
June 27, 2023
Lab-grown meat techniques aren’t new – cell cultures are common tools in science, but bringing them up to scale to meet society’s demand for meat will require further development
Essay by André O. Hudson, dean of the College of Science, published by The Conversation.
June 20, 2023
Munsell Color Science Lab celebrates 40th anniversary
College of Science Dean André Hudson addresses the crowd that gathered for the 40th anniversary celebration of the Munsell Color Science Lab on June 15.
June 20, 2023
Sign-Speak joins AWS Impact Accelerator
The Rochester Beacon features Nikolas Kelly '20 (supply chain management), co-founder and chief product officer of Sign-Speak, and Nicholas Wilkins '19 (computational mathematics), '19 MS (computer science).
June 12, 2023
Gravitational-wave detectors start next observing run to explore the secrets of the universe
According to scientists from across the globe—including those working on the project from RIT—this observing run by the LIGO-Virgo-KAGRA (LVK) collaboration features upgraded instruments, new and even more accurate signal models, and more advanced data analysis methods.
June 8, 2023
New Yorkers are getting a taste of what it's like to live in the pollution of Delhi, Doha, and Shanghai
Business Insider talks to Robert Kremens, research faculty in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, about air pollution.
May 31, 2023
Meet Amie Fornah Sankoh, The First Deaf Black Woman With A Doctorate In STEM
Yahoo News features Amie Fornah Sankoh '17 (biochemistry).
May 31, 2023
RIT scientists unveil Citizen Science Project to search for distant galaxies
In collaboration with NASA, RIT unveiled a website asking for volunteers to join an effort to take critical measurements that will aid astronomers in identifying the “fingerprints” of different chemical elements present in galaxies and measuring their distances.
May 30, 2023
Black graduate students with disabilities defy the odds
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch features Amie Fornah Sankoh '17 (biochemistry). (This content requires a subscription to view.)