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UR lands photonics grant

The University of Rochester has been awarded $2 million in federal funding through the National Science Foundation for photonics research.

The money will be used to help UR researchers further investigate challenges in quantum photonics, according to a release from the office of Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.

The research is aimed at transforming the capacity of information processing for secure communication, metrology, sensing and advanced computing, the release said. It is also expected to create opportunities for Rochester’s AIM Photonics Center, as well as create educational materials.

“This funding will support our U of R researchers’ crucial work in the field of photonics, so we can spur new innovation and opportunities for the Rochester workforce at AIM Photonics,” Schumer said in a statement. “This is the perfect opportunity to invest in the kind of research and innovation that is going keep our domestic workforce and industry globally competitive with other nations in science and technology.”

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