The detection of gravitational waves by the BICEP2 experiment at the South Pole supports the cosmic inflation theory of how the universe came to be. The discovery, made in part by Assistant Professor Chao-Lin Kuo, supports the theoretical work of Stanford's Andrei Linde.
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Gravitational lensing solves puzzle from the Big Bang’s echo.
Leo Hollberg is a co-recipient of the 2014 Rank Prize for the creation and demonstration of the first chip scale atomic clock.
Election to the Chinese Academy of Science is one of the highest honors that China bestows on a citizen of a foreign country. Congratulations, Shoucheng!
Dear Senior Physics majors,
This is a reminder that the deadline for applying to complete a Senior Thesis is Friday, November 15. Note also that the approval and completion of a Senior Thesis is one of the requirements for the Honors Program. A Senior Thesis can also be done independently of the Honors program if you do not otherwise qualify for Honors, but nevertheless this requires the Senior Thesis application form.
Full details and forms for both...
The 2014 Robert Hofstadter Memorial lecture will be given by Sir Michael Victor Berry, the Melville Wills Professor of Physics (Emeritus) at the University of Bristol on March 3, 2014. More information will be posted here.
After a four-year tenure marked by historic expansions in spending on green energy, Chu wrote in a letter to Energy Department employees that many major energy challenges– from a reliance on imported oil to lagging investment in green energy and a lack of action on climate change– still lie ahead. He emphasized, however, his intent to further his accomplishments as...
The Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation has announced that Shoucheng Zhang as a 2013 Physics Frontiers Prize winner.
Physics Professor Patricia Burchat and five other faculty at Stanford University have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).