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IRIS-HEP Group Phto
September 26, 2023
The Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High Energy Physics (IRIS-HEP) is an NSF-funded software institute, involving 22 different institutions, that aims to develop the state-of-the-art software cyberinfrastructure required to meet the challenges of data intensive research at the High Luminosity Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) at CERN, and other planned experimental particle physics experiments of the... Read more
Elise Novitski Freedman Picture
September 26, 2023
The 2023 Stuart Jay Freedman Award in Experimental Nuclear Physics has been awarded to Elise Noviski for the development and analysis of the Cyclotron Radiation Emission Spectroscopy method and its application to the measurement of neutrino mass. You can view the official announcement at
Masha Baryakhtar Photo
September 7, 2023
Assistant Professor Masha Baryakhtar has been selected as a recipient of a 2023 DOE Early Career Award.  These awards, which provide five years of research support, are given to some of the most promising early career scientists in areas funded by the DOE Office of Science.  Baryakhtar's award will support her research developing the theoretical foundation for novel axion and ultralight particle searches in the sky and in the lab.
John Cenker Picture
September 5, 2023
The Clean Energy Scientific Achievement Award recognizes UW graduate students who have demonstrated extraordinary productivity in clean energy research and scholarship, and have contributed meaningfully to the scientific community. John Cenker is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in physics and a 2021-22 CEI Graduate Fellow, advised by CEI faculty member and professor of materials science... Read more
Muon g-2
August 10, 2023
In cooperation with our friends at Fermilab and dozens of other institutions around the world, UW News has posted an announcement about the latest findings from the Muon g-2 (pronounced “g minus 2”) collaboration, an experiment decades in the making. This morning, the international team of scientists behind Muon g-2 released the world’s most precise measurement yet of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon. Muons are subatomic particles similar to electrons, but about 200 times more massive... Read more
TIQM Summer Workshop 2023
July 31, 2023
The Thouless Institute for Quantum Matter at UW brings together theorists and experimentalists from around the world to discuss the latest developments in quantum matter, materials and technologies. The first day of this year’s summer workshop (August 5) will double as a... Read more
Moire Graphite Press Image
July 27, 2023
For decades, scientists have been probing the potential of two-dimensional materials to transform our world. 2D materials are only a single layer of atoms thick. Within them, subatomic particles like electrons can only move in two dimensions. This simple restriction can trigger unusual electron behavior, imbuing the materials with “exotic” properties like bizarre forms of magnetism, superconductivity and other collective behaviors among electrons — all of which could be useful in computing,... Read more
Quantum computing leap with a magnetic twist
June 28, 2023
UW News has just posted a story about new advancements in quantum computing by a team led by Dr. Xiaodong Xu — the Boeing Distinguished Professor of Physics and a professor of materials science and engineering at the UW (as well as the Clean Energy Institute, MolES and NanoES). Developing quantum computers hinges on building a stable network of qubits — or quantum bits — to store information, access it and perform computations. Yet the qubit platforms unveiled to date have a common problem:... Read more
Mark Rudner Portrait
May 22, 2023
Associate Professor Mark Rudner is the 2023 recipient of a Brown Investigator Award from the Brown Science Foundation which will support research by Mark and his group investigating new paradigms of nonlinear quantum many-body dynamics in solid state, cold atomic, and synthetic quantum systems. At its core, this work will uncover and... Read more
CENPA Megapixel CCDs
May 9, 2023
The DAMIC-M dark matter experiment, in which Assistant Professor Alvaro Chavarria plays a key role, has reported its first results including world-leading constraints on sub-GeV dark matter particles interacting with electrons. Read more at