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June 7, 2017
A team led by the University of Washington and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has for the first time discovered magnetism in the 2-D world of monolayers, or materials that are formed by a single atomic layer. The findings, published June 8.. Read more
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January 26, 2017
When an individual uses Facebook or searches Google, the information processing happens in a large data center. Short distance optical interconnects can improve the performance of these data centers. Current systems utilize electrons, which could... Read more
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January 10, 2017
The UW’s Hyperloop team is getting ready to compete in a set of pod races aimed at blazing a trail for a new means of near-supersonic travel – but they need a little help to get to the starting line. Featured on Geek Wire 
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January 3, 2017
It can be unsettling to realize that only 5 percent of the universe is made of the kind of matter we know and understand. Leslie Rosenberg, professor of physics at the UW, is quoted. Featured on Motherboard 
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.” Thouless shares his Nobel Prize with F. Duncan M. Haldane... 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