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MWA at night
June 11, 2020
Today, stars fill the night sky. But when the universe was in its infancy, it contained no stars at all. And an international team of scientists is closer than ever to detecting, measuring and studying a signal from this era that has been traveling through the cosmos ever since that starless era ended some 13 billion years ago. That team — led by researchers at the University of Washington, the University of Melbourne, Curtin University and Brown University —... Read more
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April 28, 2020
Mengyu Yan, physics postdoctorate and Mitchell Kaiser, chemistry graduate student are developing a tool that uses electromagnetism to destroy viruses and bacteria.Featured on GeekWire 
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April 7, 2020
Gray Rybka, associate professor of physics, explains how scientists are detecting dark matter.Featured on Symmetry 
gravity research news
April 6, 2020
The force due to gravity reduces with the square of the distance. If you double the distance, the force is not halved but reduced to a quarter of its original value. This law, called an inverse-square law, is based purely on geometry: we live in three spatial dimensions, and therefore the inverse-square law holds. However, if the universe has more than three spatial dimensions, the inverse-square law would break. UW physicists J. G. Lee, E. G. Adelberger, T. S. Cook, S. M. Fleischer, and B. R.... Read more
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March 6, 2020
Physics Professor Gray Rybka explains research into the size of dark matter axions.Featured on Science News 
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February 3, 2020
Leslie Rosenberg, physics professor, weighs in on new dark matter experiments.Featured on Smithsonian 
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January 13, 2020
Associate professor of physics, Gray Rybka, discusses how new technology that creates "atom waves" could impact the field of physics.Featured on Scientific American 
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January 1, 2020
Gerald Miller, physics professor, discusses the history of how what we know about the atom was discovered.Featured on Live Science 
Neutrino Mass
December 5, 2019
Read more of an article from the American Physical Society that overviews the neutrino mass programs. It references work in which the UW was/is a major player; SNO Project (Nobel prize 2015), the KATRIN project (current mass limits - see PRL) and Project 8 (the next generation neutrino mass experiment, currently residing in Physics-Astronomy Building basement).
Individual nanodisks and nanorods of the golden ‘lollipops'
November 8, 2019
Electrons in atoms are pretty talented. They can form chemical bonds, get kicked out of the atom and even “jump” to different locations based on their energetic states.In 1961, atomic physicist Ugo Fano theorized that electrons harbor another and unexpected talent: They can interfere with themselves as they simultaneously take two different quantum-mechanical paths. On one path, they jump within the atom between discrete energy states. On the other path, they jump off the atom into the... Read more

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