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News & Research Highlights

Postdoc Fellowships: The 2021 Urbanek and Bloch Fellowships

Announcing postdoctoral fellowships, the 2021 Urbanek & Chodorow Fellowships & the Bloch Fellowship in Quantum Science and Engineering Urbanek...
Vedika Khemani

Vedika Khemani wins McMillan Award and APS Valley Prize for work on time crystals

VEDIKA KHEMANI, an assistant professor of physics (courtesy appointment in Applied Physics), was recognized twice last month for “seminal theoretical work” on novel non-...
ZX Shen

Stanford physicist’s quest for the perfect keys to unlock the mysteries of superconductivity

For decades Z-X Shen has ridden a wave of curiosity about the strange behavior of electrons that can levitate magnets. (Image credit: Courtesy of SLAC)

AP faculty are founding members of new Q-NEXT national quantum center

SLAC and Stanford become founding partners of Q-NEXT national quantum center.  Participating Applied Physics faculty are Amir Safavi-Naeini, Kam Moler, Benjamin...

Griffin Glenn awarded Department of Energy Graduate Fellowship

Griffin Glenn, a doctoral student in Applied Physics, has been awarded a Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Administration Stewardship Science Graduate Fellowship (...
(Image credit: Misha Bruk)

Robert Byer is the first-ever recipient of a new laser technology award

SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, has created a new annual award – the SPIE Maiman Laser Award – to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the laser’...

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