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Symmetry: The November Revolution

Forty years ago, two different research groups announced the discovery of the same new particle and redefined how physicists view the universe.

Stanford Scholars Tapped for Quantum Materials Research Grants

SLAC science and technology advisor Zhi-Xun Shen is among the recipients of the Moore Experimental Investigators in Quantum Materials grants, one of the top grants in quantum materials research. Another recipient, Columbia University Professor Tony Heinz, will join SLAC and Stanford in January 2015.

Shoucheng Zhang Wins Franklin Medal in Physics

SIMES researcher and Stanford physics professor Shoucheng Zhang has been named a recipient of the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics, one of the oldest and most prestigious science awards in the United States.

Symmetry: Cosmic Inflation

Cosmic inflation refers to a period of rapid, accelerated expansion that scientists think took place about 14 billion years ago.

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