Welcome to the Physics Department.

Welcome to the Physics Department.

Welcome to the Physics Department.

Welcome to the Physics Department.

Stanford Physics is a teaching and research department. Our course offerings range from Freshman seminars to advanced graduate classes. We enjoy close connections to Applied Physics and departments at SLAC.

Upcoming Events & Seminars

May
21
Date
Tuesday, May 21, 2024. 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Location: Durand Room 353
May
21
Date
Tuesday, May 21, 2024. 3:30pm
Location: Hewlett Teaching Center
370 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
201
May
23
Date
Thursday, May 23, 2024. 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Packard 204

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Researchers at Stanford University and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory demonstrate the generation of continuous-variable graph states of atomic spin ensembles, forming the vertices of a graph. Their paper, published in Nature Physics, opens new opportunities for the...

Adam Shaw, Caltech

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Adam Shaw studies quantum computing at the scale of atoms. He uses lasers to trap and control individual atoms to study how we can exploit their quantum properties to perform simulations faster than any classical computer. He will work with...

Nothing escapes a black hole … or does it? In the 1970s, the physicist Stephen Hawking described a subtle process by which black holes can “evaporate,” with some particles evading gravitational oblivion. That phenomenon, now dubbed Hawking radiation, seems at...

Our Research

Undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are mentored in astrophysics, cosmology, particle physics, atomic and laser physics, and condensed matter physics. Check out our research areas below.

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