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June 22, 2020
Katie McCormick, postdoctoral scholar in physics, explains how lasers can produce the slowest thing on earth. Featured on The Conversation 
Zakkir Rahman Portrait
June 17, 2020
When Zakkir Rahman arrived at the UW as a freshman, he discovered that undergraduates must fulfill general education requirements, including courses in the visual, literary & performing arts (VLPA).  As a STEM student set on studying astronomy, he was annoyed. What did the arts have to do with him? Everything, as it turns out.  This month Rahman graduates with majors in astronomy and physics — and dance. Read more at... Read more
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
June 11, 2020
Please join us on Saturday, June 13 at 10am for the Physics Department Virtual Graduation Ceremony.
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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 30, 2020
Two CAS students — Keyan Gootkin (astronomy and physics) and Karen Zhang (microbiology and biochemistry) — are among 396 students who have been named Goldwater Scholars for 2020. Featured on UW News 
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March 30, 2020
Senior Keyan Gootkin, who is majoring in astronomy and physics, has been awarded the prestigious 2020 Goldwater scholarship.... 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