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News & Events

Wood PrizeRice University researchers recognized for pioneering nanophotonics
The Optical Society has awarded Rice University researchers Naomi Halas and Peter Nordlander the prestigious 2015 R.W. Wood Prize for their groundbreaking work in nanophotonics.
Padley director of CMSRice Takes Leadership Role at LHC
Rice University physicist Paul Padley has been named manager of detector operations for the United States’ contribution to the Compact Muon Solenoid, a component of the world’s largest science experiment, the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland.
RSI Hosts WorkshopBringing space down to Earth
The Rice Space Institute co-hosted a workshop exploring ways to bring commercial space-flight initiatives to Texas.