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News & Research Highlights

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...

Kam Moler is appointed to the Marvin Chodorow Professorship

The AP department congratulates Kam Moler on her appointment to the Marvin Chodorow Professorship.
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)

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