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A3D3 Concept
September 28, 2021
Science is in the midst of a data deluge: Experiments are churning out more information than researchers can process. But a new endeavor, centered on artificial intelligence, will help scientists navigate this data-rich reality. On Sept. 28, the National Science Foundation announced $15 million, five-year grant to integrate AI tools into the scientific research and discovery... Read more
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August 9, 2021
Physics professor Gerald Seidler has been awarded an $800,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to create waste disposal caskets for nuclear fuel byproducts.Featured on The Daily 
Researchers working to install the FASER detector at CERN.
May 10, 2021
The newest experiment at CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is now in place at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva. FASER, or Forward Search Experiment, was approved by CERN’s research board in March 2019. Now installed in the LHC tunnel, this experiment, which seeks... Read more
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May 5, 2021
Several UW faculty members, researchers, and students are involved in the FASER collaboration, which studies interactions of high-energy particles.Featured on UW News 
Muon g-2 ring
April 8, 2021
The first results from the Muon g-2 experiment at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory have revealed that fundamental particles called muons behave in a way that is not predicted by scientists’ best theory to date, the... Read more
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April 7, 2021
Evidence is mounting that a tiny subatomic particle called a muon is disobeying the laws of physics as we thought we knew them, scientists announced on Wednesday. David Hertzog, professor of physics at the UW, is mentioned.Featured on The New York Times 
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April 7, 2021
David Hertzog, professor of physics, explains the results of new research on muons, a type of particle.Featured on UW News 
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April 7, 2021
Particles called muons are behaving weirdly and it could mean a huge discovery. David Hertzog, professor of physics at the UW, is interviewed on the “60-Second Science” podcast.Featured on Scientific American 
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March 16, 2021
An unexpected superconductor was beginning to look like a fluke, but a new theory and a second discovery has revealed that emergent quasiparticles may be behind the effect. Matthew Yankowitz, assistant professor of physics at the UW, is quoted.Featured on Quanta Magazine 
Aerial photo of the UW's Seattle campus
March 11, 2021
Aerial shot of the University of Washington’s Seattle campus. Media credit: Mark Stone/University of Washington   Early in life, we start to learn the rules of this world. We memorize simple lessons — like “what goes up, must come down” — that help us begin to make sense of our world. In time, we’re no longer surprised that rain is wet, food can spoil or the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Miguel Morales believes we have... Read more