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April 12, 2018
Jiun-Haw Chu, Washington Research Foundation Innovation Assistant Professor of Clean Energy & Physics, was recently awarded $1.2 million from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation’s Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems (EPiQS) initiative in support... Read more
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April 9, 2018
The research team at the UW have announced that the Axion Dark Matter eXperiment (ADMX) is officially sensitive enough to find the theoretically predicted axion. Featured on Gizmodo 
CENPA site at the University of Washington
April 9, 2018
Forty years ago, scientists theorized a new kind of low-mass particle that could solve one of the enduring mysteries of nature: what dark matter is made of. Now a new chapter in the search for that particle has begun. This week, the Axion Dark Matter… Read more
one-third of the MAJORANA research team
March 26, 2018
If equal amounts of matter and antimatter had formed in the Big Bang more than 13 billion years ago, they would have annihilated one other upon meeting — and today’s universe would be full of energy but no matter to form stars, planets and life... Read more
March 8, 2018
UW doctoral student Natalie Klco was curious about quantum computing, so she enrolled in a graduate course in the Physics Department about the emerging field. Less than two years later, she’s at the forefront of quantum computing research, and the first recipient of a competitive two-year Microsoft Research Fellowship in quantum computing. "Quantum computing makes you think about your calculations very differently than... Read more
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February 12, 2018
In a paper published Feb. 9 in Science Advances, scientists at the University of Washington announced that they have successfully combined two different imaging methods — a type of lens designed for nanoscale interaction with lightwaves, along with... Read more
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January 22, 2018
After flaking a single layer of tungsten ditelluride off a larger crystal, scientists used it in a specially designed transistor. The transistor allowed electrical transport measurements. In the experiments, electrical current moved only at the edges.. Read more
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December 20, 2017
The Axion Dark Matter Experiment just entered the most sensitive phase yet in its search for invisible particles to explain the universe's hidden mass... The cosmos is mostly made of something we cannot see. That was the... Read more
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November 8, 2017
Researchers from the University of Washington and Columbia University are getting ready for an unprecedented months-long campaign to study Antarctica’s ice shelves from the ocean below. Featured on... Read more