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The Applied Physics Department seeks out and develops new areas of physics with broad impact on science, engineering and society through research and education.


News & Research Highlights

Congratulations to all AP 2021 graduates!

Congratulations to all Applied Physics 2020-2021 Ph.D. & M.S. graduates!  View PDF version of graduation program. Doctor of Philosophy, Applied Physics Yuan Chen...

Stanford researchers develop first self-cooling laser made with a silica fiber

Michel Digonnet, Professor of Applied Physics, and a team of students and collaborators develop the first self-cooling optical fiber made of silica for laser applications...

Kam Moler elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Congratulations to Professor of Applied Physics Kam Moler, newly elected member of the National Academy of Sciences.

David Miller: How light could transform computing

David Miller, by courtesy Professor of Applied Physics and an expert in photonics, explains the remarkable potential of using light instead of electricity in computation...

Benjamin Good wins a Sloan Fellowship

Congratulations to Prof. Benjamin Good, recepient of a 2021 Sloan Research Fellowship in the field of Computational & Evolutionary Molecular Biology. 
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Stanford physicists create a quantum Archimedes' screw in a 1D gas of dysprosium

By adding some magnetic flair to an exotic quantum experiment, Benjamin Lev's group produced an ultra-stable 1D quantum gas with never-before-seen “scar” states, a...

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