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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...

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...

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