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Hideo Mabuchi leads interdisciplinary course combining art, archaeology, and physics

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

Mark Schnitzer and Jelena Vučković named Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows

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

New hardware shows a way to develop delicate quantum technologies

By bringing the benefits of mechanical devices into the quantum realm, Stanford researchers aim to create advanced computing and sensing devices. BY ADAM HADHAZY Stanford...

Optica Names Shanhui Fan the 2022 R.W. Wood Prize Recipient

Optica (formerly OSA) announces that Shanhui Fan, Professor of Applied Physics (By Courtesy), has been selected as the 2022 recipient of the R.W. Wood Prize. Fan...

A new way to shape a material’s atomic structure with ultrafast laser light

David Reis, Professor of Applied Physics, and Yijing Huang, graduate student in Applied Physics, conduct X-ray laser experiments that show that intense light distorts the...

AP faculty named AAAS Fellows

Applied Physics Professors Phil Bucksbaum, Tony Heinz, and Aharon Kapitulnik have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS...

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