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CUWIP Group Phto
January 31, 2019
On the weekend of Martin Luther King Day, UW Physics welcomed over 160 undergraduates from the Pacific Northwest to the APS Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics. At the conference, the attendees heard plenary talks on science and career trajectories from Dr. Mary James, Professor of Physics and Dean of Institutional Diversity Reed College, Alison Yates, the founder and CEO of Knitrino, and Dr. Emily Schaller, Science and Education Project Manager for the National Suborbital Research... Read more
Metalens Prototypes
November 15, 2018
In optics, the era of glass lenses may be waning. In recent years, physicists and engineers have been designing, constructing and testing different types of ultrathin materials that could replace the thick glass lenses used today in cameras and imaging systems. Critically, these engineered lenses — known as metalenses — are not made of glass. Instead, they consist of materials constructed at the nanoscale into arrays of columns or fin-like structures. These formations can interact with incoming... Read more
CUWiP Fundraiser
November 9, 2018
The University of Washington (UW) Physics department is proud to be hosting our regional section (website) of the national Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics sponsored by the American Physical Society (APS).  This is one of 11 conferences in the nation that will be held... Read more
Jiun-Haw Chu UW Profile
November 6, 2018
Jiun-Haw Chu, a University of Washington assistant professor of physics and faculty member at the UW’s Clean Energy Institute, has been named a 2018 Packard Fellow by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation for his research on quantum materials — substances that exhibit novel combinations of quantum-mechanical properties that could one day transform information technology. As a Packard Fellow, Chu will receive $875,000 in research funding over five years. “It was quite a surprise — and an honor... Read more
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October 26, 2018
UW physicist Jiun-Haw Chu named Packard Fellow for research on quantum materials. Featured on UW News 
September 27, 2018
Zohreh Davoudi was awarded the 2018 Ken Wilson Prize for Lattice Gauge Theory. Zohreh was a PhD student at the INT and University of Washington Physics Dept (advised by Martin Savage), and is now an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland. She is the 3rd PhD student from the INT and Nuclear Theory Groups in Seattle to win this prestigious award.  The prize is for work she did at UW, and she was nominated by Silas Beane, with letters from Will Detmold and Martin Savage.   
September 26, 2018
The National Science Foundation announced the creation of the Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High Energy Physics, or IRIS-HEP. The institute, to be based at Princeton University, is a coalition of 17 research institutions, including the University of Washington, and will receive $25 million from the NSF over five years. Featured on UW News
September 20, 2018
Physics Graduate Student Rachel Osofsky is quoted about her work adjusting the magnetic field of a new electromagnetic ring. Featured on 
Poster Winners
September 13, 2018
Over the last three years UW graduate student Rachel Osofsky has repeatedly spent several months at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), Batavia, IL, to participate in the setup of the new Muon g-2 experiment (FNAL E989). The new Muon g-2 experiment aims to test a tantalizing hint for physics beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics by improving the predecessor experiment by more than a factor of four. This endeavor is based on highly precise frequency measurements performed... Read more
August 10, 2018
For a team led by scientists at the UW, the 2-D form of one metallic compound — tungsten ditelluride, or WTe2 — is a bevy of quantum revelations. Featured on UW News