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Benjamin Good is a new Bio-Hub investigator

Congratulations to Benjamin Good on being a member of the newest cohort of Bio-Hub investigators! The Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator Program, open to faculty from...

Tony Heinz elected IEEE Fellow

Tony Heinz, Professor of Applied Physcis became an IEEE Fellow, with the accompanying citation:  for contributions to spectroscopic techniques, nanophotonics, and...

Yoshi Yamamoto wins Willis E. Lamb Award

Yoshi Yamamoto, Professor of Applied Physics, Emeritus, wins Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics this year.  This award is presented...
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Stanford physicists help create time crystals with quantum computers

A team of researchers including Vedika Khemani, Applied Physics Professor, by courtesy, have created and observed a new phase of matter, popularly known as a time crystal...

A simpler design for quantum computers

Stanford Elecrtical Engineering professor and Applied Physics professor, by courtesy, Shanhui Fan, and graduate student Ben Bartlett proposed a simpler design for quantum...
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An optical lattice with sound

The group of Applied Physics and Physics Professor Benjamin Lev developed a quantum simulator that exhibits the building blocks of sound. Aiming to emulate the quantum...

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