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The Department of Physics at Stanford University hosted a special colloquium featuring…

The Majorana fermion is a hypothetical fermionic particle which is its own anti-particle.  …

For the past 60 years, progress in information technology has been governed by Moore's law,…

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Measurement and entanglement both have a “spooky” nonlocal flavor to them. Now physicists are harnessing that nonlocality to probe the…

“This is just this completely new and exciting space that we’re working in now,” said Vedika Khemani, a condensed matter physicist…

Sean Hartnoll offers insight on experiments suggesting that exotic superconducting materials share a “strange metal” state…

The John Bardeen Prize was awarded to SITP Professor Sebastian Doniach for “theoretical work that has provided significant…

It took nearly a century of trial and error for human scientists to organize the periodic table of elements, arguably one of the…

If a pebble is thrown into a black hole, an observer outside the black hole will see waves of energy diffuse outwards along the event…

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Black holes have the remarkable property of irreversibility: if you fall into a black hole you can't get out (classically). This immediately suggested a connection with the other famous irreversibility in physics: the law of increase of entropy.…

Black holes have the remarkable property of irreversibility: if you fall into a black hole you can't get out (classically). This immediately suggested a connection with the other famous irreversibility in physics: the law of increase of entropy.…

The Department of Physics at Stanford University hosted a special colloquium featuring Robert Laughlin, the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences.

For the past 60 years, progress in information technology has been governed by Moore's law, which states that the number of transistors on a semiconductor chip doubles every 18 months. However,  this remarkable trend is drawing to a close,…

The Majorana fermion is a hypothetical fermionic particle which is its own anti-particle.  Intense research efforts focus on its experimental observation as a fundamental particlein high energy physics and as a quasi-particle in…

Professor Steven Kivelson of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics (SITP) introduces the physics of supercondictivity and condensded matter physics.

Superconductivity is perhaps the most spectacular macroscopic quantum phenomenon…

Professor Steven Kivelson of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics (SITP) introduces the physics of supercondictivity and condensded matter physics.

Superconductivity is perhaps the most spectacular macroscopic quantum phenomenon…

I will explain how we can search for light Dark Matter by detecting small amounts of phonons in specific crystals. To calculate the scattering rates, we must use methods from computational condensed matter physics within the context of particle…