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Jul 30 2021 | Quanta Magazine | Posted In: Department News, Faculty
Like a perpetual motion machine, a time crystal forever cycles between states without consuming energy. Physicists claim to have built this new phase of matter inside a quantum computer.
Jul 7 2021 | Simons Foundation | Posted In: Awards, Department News, Faculty
Peter Graham is interested in discovering the fundamental laws of nature that lie beyond the known standard model. He received an A.B./A.M. from Harvard University in 2002 and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2007. He became an assistant professor in the Stanford Institute for Theoretical...
Feb 8 2021 | The Atlantic | Posted In: Department News, Faculty
In Jorge Luis Borges’s story “The Book of Sand,” a mysterious Bible peddler knocks on the narrator’s door and offers to sell him a sacred book he came by in a small village in India. The book shows the wear of many hands. The stranger says that the illiterate peasant who gave it to him called it...
Apr 23 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Awards, Department News, Faculty
Eva Silverstein is one of fifteen Stanford faculty members among 276 new members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, which honors exceptional scholars, leaders, artists and innovators engaged in advancing the public good.
Feb 12 2020 | Stanford News | Posted In: Awards, Department News, Faculty
Vedika Khemani and Douglas Stanford have been named 2020 Sloan Research Fellows.   The fellowships honor early-career scholars whose “creativity, leadership and independent research achievements make them some of the most promising researchers working today,” according to the press release issued...