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August 16, 2019
Celebrate the accomplishments of the 2019 Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities undergraduate researchers, attend Bulrusher - directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton, and more! Featured on UW News 
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August 7, 2019
Christopher Phillips, a research specialist in the Department of Physics, explains why there will be ideal conditions for stargazing in August. Featured on Vashon-Maury Island Beachcomber  
Ann Nelson Portrait
August 6, 2019
Professor Ann Nelson was backpacking with friends and family in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness when she slipped and fell down a steep gully.  Professor Nelson was a renowned theoretical physicist who specialized in elementary particle physics, and had been at the University of Washington since 1994.  She was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and was a recipient of the... Read more
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August 6, 2019
From becoming an accomplished physicist to summiting mountains, Dr. Nelson spent her life focused on the next goal — and on giving others a hand along the way. Featured on Seattle Times 
A physics student wears an immersive headset to attempt a physics experiment in virtual reality.
August 5, 2019
In a recent undergraduate physics lab, students donned immersive headsets and held controllers in both hands to conduct an experiment in virtual reality (VR). As they manipulated objects in the virtual world, physics doctoral student Jared Canright bounced around the room, answering questions and addressing glitches. For the undergraduates, the VR experience was a novel way to learn a challenging physics concept. For Canright, it was an important step in his graduate research. Canright is... Read more
July 17, 2019
Scientists have visualized the electronic structure in a microelectronic device for the first time, opening up opportunities for finely tuned, high-performance electronic devices. Physicists from the University of Washington and the University of Warwick developed a technique to measure the energy and momentum of electrons in operating microelectronic devices made of atomically thin — so-called 2D — materials.... Read more
Jiun-Haw Chu Portrait
July 10, 2019
Jiun-Haw Chu was nominated for his research on high-temperature superconductivity and materials with unique properties emerging from the laws of quantum mechanics, the probability-based rules that govern the behavior of matter at the subatomic level. These materials could revolutionize telecommunications and other fields. Chu uses strain tuning, a method he developed, to deform the 3D crystalline structure of materials and probe them for exotic combinations of quantum-level properties for... Read more
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June 6, 2019
UW honors longtime Harvard professor and one of America's leading climate change scientists, James Anderson (BS, Physics, 1966). Featured on Columns 
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May 7, 2019
Selected from 1,223 nominees from across the country, Natural Sciences undergraduates Chris Moore and Irika Sinha were named Goldwater Scholars.... Read more
April 11, 2019
David James Thouless, Nobel laureate and a professor emeritus at the University of Washington, died in Cambridge in the U.K. on April 6, 2019. He was 84 years old. Thouless was a theoretical physicist whose most well-known work focused on the properties of matter in extremely thin layers. His research explained the behavior of matter in some of its most unusual states — including superfluidity and superconductivity. For these efforts, in 2016 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics along with... Read more