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Times Union Series Reveals UAlbany Researchers' Pure Love of 'The Science'

Chemistry professor and forensic scientist Igor Lednev demonstrates the Raman Shifter which creates photons with different energy in the laser lab at UAlbany. Lednev discovered a method for telling the make and caliber of a gun by analyzing gunshot residue. (Photo by Lori Van Buren / Times Union)

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 31, 2013) — This spring, Albany Times Union writer Paul Grondahl did a series of stories on local scientists who put tremendous individual flair, passion and innovation into their research. Four UAlbany scientists were prominently featured.

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