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David Thouless
November 2, 2016
In October, the UW Department of Physics celebrated its second Nobel laureate when Professor Emeritus David Thouless received the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics. Hans Dehmelt was the department’s first Nobel laureate in 1989. “This award was a long time coming," colleague Marcel Den Nijs says of David Thouless, left. "He’s a brilliant scientist and a wonderful person.”... Read more
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October 5, 2016
This year, the Nobel Prize in Physics went to three men — all born in Britain, but working at U.S. universities.Featured on Tech Radar 
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October 4, 2016
This year's Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to physicists David Thouless of the UW, F. Duncan Haldane of Princeton University and J. Michael Kosterlitz of Brown University.Featured on Time 
UW Wins Nobel Prize in Physics
October 4, 2016
Thouless, emeritus professor in Physics, is the 2016 winner for his work on exotic matter.Featured on 
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August 17, 2016
A tiny, unseen force could potentially alter our basic understanding of the universe — if it really exists. David McKeen, a theoretical particle physicist at the UW, is quoted.Featured on LA Times 
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August 8, 2016
Electrical Engineering and Physics Assistant Professors Kai-Mei Fu and Arka Majumdar received a four-year, $2 million Emerging Frontiers in Research and Innovation (EFRI) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for their project entitled:... Read more
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July 4, 2016
Imagine you are an astronaut, chosen for the first manned mission to Mars. After years of preparation, you are ready to set foot on the Red Planet — and you develop a kidney stone.Featured on Geek Wire 
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May 13, 2016
In the quest to harvest light for electronics, the focal point is the moment when photons — light particles — encounter electrons, those negatively-charged subatomic particles that form the basis of our modern electronic lives. If conditions are... Read more
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February 12, 2016
Heterostructures formed by different three-dimensional semiconductors form the foundation for modern electronic and photonic devices. Now, University of Washington scientists have successfully combined two different ultrathin semiconductors — each... Read more
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February 11, 2016
For the first time, scientists have observed ripples in the fabric of spacetime called gravitational waves, arriving at the Earth from a cataclysmic event in the distant universe. This confirms a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general... Read more