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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 washington.edu 
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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
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December 22, 2015
To the Project 8 collaboration, for measuring the cyclotron radiation from individual electrons emitted during the beta decay of krypton-83. This radiation is emitted as the electron passes through a magnetic field, and allows the team to make a very.. Read more
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November 20, 2015
Neutrinos may be small, but when it comes to prizes, they pack quite a punch. In October, it was announced that two scientists who headed international projects to study these miniscule, seemingly ephemeral subatomic particles will share the Nobel... Read more

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