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Graphic shows process of achieving superflorescence at room temperature.

Aug 29, 2022

‘Naturally Insulating’ Material Emits Pulses of Superfluorescent Light at Room Temperature

Shuang Fang Lin, associate professor of physics, discusses how this research could lead to the development of faster microchips, neurosensors and quantum computing materials. 

The NC State Belltower at dusk and night. Photo by Marc Hall

Aug 19, 2021

Partition Function Zeros Are ‘Shortcut’ to Thermodynamic Calculations on Quantum Computers

A new method enables quantum computers to measure the thermodynamic properties of systems by calculating the zeros of the partition function. 

Aug 5, 2020

Effective Field Theory: Q&A With Sebastian Koenig

Sebastian Koenig talks about how effective field theory helps nuclear physicists understand the universe. 


Jun 22, 2020

Teaching Physics to Neural Networks Removes ‘Chaos Blindness’

Teaching physics to neural networks helps them adapt to chaos. 

Dec 7, 2017

Physicist Thomas Honored as AAAS Fellow, Wins APS Award

John Thomas has received prestigious honors from two leading science organizations. 

Dec 6, 2017

Physicist Thomas Named AAAS Fellow

Physicist John Thomas has been elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. 

Dec 6, 2017

Physicist Thomas Awarded APS Davisson-Germer Prize

Physicist John Thomas has won the Davisson-Germer Prize from the American Physical Society. 

NC State Belltower at night

Aug 23, 2017

Physicist Richard Longland Receives DOE Early Career Research Award

The prestigious award will support Longland's research on the life cycles of stars, with the goal of better understanding how the elements in the universe were made. 

Aug 3, 2017

Finding Neutrinos: A Q&A With Physicist Matthew Green

An NC State physicist describes his work detecting neutrinos, one of the basic building blocks of the universe. 

Oct 27, 2015

Researchers Create Better Algorithm for Simulating Particles in Fermi Sea

An NCSU physicist and German colleagues have created a more precise algorithm for simulating particle interactions.