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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 model was invented at…
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-leading independent research…
Announcing postdoctoral fellowships, the 2023 Urbanek & Chodorow Fellowships & the Bloch Fellowship in Quantum Science and Engineering The Department of Applied Physics invites…
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 and Betty Moore Foundation…
Two Applied Physics faculty named Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellows. Mark Schnitzer (Professor of Applied Physics) and Jelena Vučković (Professor of Applied Physics, by courtesy) are among the nine scientists…
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 physics encourages students to…
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 University researchers have…
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 is honored for foundational…
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 structure of a thermoelectric material…
Applied Physics Professors Phil Bucksbaum, Tony Heinz, and Aharon Kapitulnik have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). AAAS describes their Fellows as…
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 Stanford University, UC San Francisco,…
Tony Heinz, Professor of Applied Physcis became an IEEE Fellow, with the accompanying citation:  for contributions to spectroscopic techniques, nanophotonics, and optical nanomaterials The IEEE…
Yoshi Yamamoto, Professor of Applied Physics, Emeritus, wins Willis E. Lamb Award for Laser Science and Quantum Optics this year.  This award is presented annually at the Physics of Quantum…
A team of researchers including Vedika Khemani, Applied Physics Professor, by courtesy, have created and observed a new phase of matter, popularly known as a time crystal. BY TAYLOR KUBOTA There is a…
Stanford Elecrtical Engineering professor and Applied Physics professor, by courtesy, Shanhui Fan, and graduate student Ben Bartlett proposed a simpler design for quantum computers:  A relatively simple…
The group of Applied Physics and Physics Professor Benjamin Lev developed a quantum simulator that exhibits the building blocks of sound. Aiming to emulate the quantum characteristics of materials more…
With a heavy heart, we are saddened to announce the death of our friend, colleague, mentor and cheerleader, Ted Geballe. Ted died peacefully at home on Oct 24th 2021, surrounded by his extensive family.…
Benjamin Lev, Physics & Applied Physics Professor, along with Physics Professors Srinivas Raghu and Monika Schleier-Smith, are new APS Fellows for work in quantum physics. By Taylor Kubota The…
Applied Physics Professor Tony Heinz wins the 2022 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science "For ground-breaking contributions to the development and application of laser spectroscopic techniques to…
Vedika Khemani, Applied Physics Professor, by courtesy, has won a Breakthrough New Horizons Prize for work on time crystals, a new non-equilibrium phase of matter. The $100,000 New Horizons Prize in…
Michel Digonnet, Professor of Applied Physics, and a team of students and collaborators develop the first self-cooling optical fiber made of silica for laser applications.  
Congratulations to all Applied Physics 2020-2021 Ph.D. & M.S. graduates!  View PDF version of graduation program. Doctor of Philosophy, Applied Physics Yuan Chen Donish Zaman Khan Slavko Nicholas…
Congratulations to Professor of Applied Physics Kam Moler, newly elected member of the National Academy of Sciences.
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.   (Image: Adobe Stock/…