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$2 Million In Federal Money For Photonics Research At The University of Rochester

Aug 3, 2016

The University of Rochester is going to be receiving $2 million in federal money for photonics research. That according to New York Senator Charles Schumer and Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, who says the money from the National Science Foundation  will allow researchers to further investigate challenges in quantum photonics.

The research is expected to result in a new class of technologies and it's aimed at transforming information processing for things like secure communications and advanced computing.

Schumer says the research will open up new opportunities for the "AIM" Photonics Center in Rochester.  He says it will generate educational materials for the industry and new fields of student for students ranging from K through 12 to the graduate level.

Slaughter says the work will help ensure that Monroe County continues to lead the world in photonics research. 

The U of R will also work to broaden the participation from underrepresented and economically disadvantaged groups in the field of photonics.