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July 6, 2012
The 4th of July was a momentous day in the world of physics, and the University of Washington played a significant part in it. Scientists around the world celebrated the detection of what appears to be the Higgs boson, an elusive subatomic particle... Read more
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June 25, 2012
Xiaodong Xu, a UW assistant professor in the departments of materials science and engineering and physics, has been awarded an Early Career Research Program grant by the Department of Energy. The program, now in its third year, supports outstanding...... Read more
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April 12, 2012
It has been 100 years since the discovery of superconductivity, a state achieved when mercury was cooled, with the help of liquid helium, to nearly the coldest temperature achievable to form a superfluid that provides no resistance to electrons as... Read more
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April 12, 2012
Researchers have devised a nanoscale sensor to electronically read the sequence of a single DNA molecule, a technique that is fast and inexpensive and could make DNA sequencing widely available... Read more
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April 12, 2012
As the media spotlight shines on the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva and its high-profile hunt for a certain boson, other scientists are pressing forward with experiments that are just as challenging — and just as potentially transformative... Read more

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