Welcome to the Physics Department.

Welcome to the Physics Department.

Welcome to the Physics Department.

Welcome to the Physics Department.

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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

July
19
Date
Friday, July 19, 2024. 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: SLAC, Kavli Building, 3rd floor conference room 
July
19
Date
Friday, July 19, 2024. 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: SLAC, Kavli Building, 3rd floor conference room 
July
26
Date
Friday, July 26, 2024. 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Mccullough 335 

News Spotlight

Helen Quinn receives the 2024 Matteucci Medal from the Accademia Nazionale delle Scienze in Rome. It was awarded by Professor Corrado De Concini, president of...

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Since 1868, only four women have been awarded the Matteucci Medal, an Italian award that recognizes physicists around the world. Helen Quinn, a Portola Valley resident, is the latest winner. 

Born in Melbourne, Australia, Quinn moved to the United...

Susan Clark has long been drawn to the interstellar medium, the gas and dust that magnetic fields sculpt into stars.

Rachel Bujalski for Quanta Magazine

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Amid the roilings of the Milky Way, immense pockets of gas coalesce into clouds where stars are born. In this process, there is a hidden hand at play: magnetism.

“There’s this fantastic quote: You can measure a man’s ignorance by...

Jason Hogan (left) and Mark Kasevich work on an atom interferometer — a device that could reveal mergers of black holes much more massive than those seen by...

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Atom interferometry: closing the gap

Although many of these projects push gravitational-wave science towards lower frequencies, they leave a crucial gap just below 1 Hz.

Detecting such frequencies could reveal mergers of black holes much more massive than those seen...

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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