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Surya Ganguli

Surya Ganguli's work on diffusion models

Image-generating tools like DALL-E are powered by diffusion models, which generate a unique image from a text description starting from static noise. The first diffusion…
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Junior Faculty Job Opening

The Department of Applied Physics at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor.  Applicants should exhibit the potential to run a world-…
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Postdoc Fellowships: The 2023 Urbanek and Bloch

Announcing postdoctoral fellowships, the 2023 Urbanek & Chodorow Fellowships & the Bloch Fellowship in Quantum Science and Engineering The Department of…
Portrait of Amir Safavi-Naeini

Amir Safavi-Naeini is a 2022 Moore Inventor Fellow

Associate Professor of Applied Physics, Amir Safavi-Naeini, has been chosen as one of the new 2022 Moore Inventor Fellows. From the Moore Foundation: Today, the Gordon…
Mark Schnitzer and Jelena Vučković

Mark Schnitzer and Jelena Vučković named Vannevar

Two Applied Physics faculty named Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows. Mark Schnitzer (Professor of Applied Physics) and Jelena Vučković (Professor of Applied Physics, by courtesy…
Portrait of Hideo Mabuchi

Hideo Mabuchi leads interdisciplinary course

Course encourages students to look at art through the lens of science and quantitative reasoning. By Taylor Kubota An interdisciplinary course combining art, archaeology, and…

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