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Physicists to do super-cool research in space
October 26, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Engels-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University and NASA scientists are set to begin an investigation into the strange world of quantum physics on the International Space Station.

Bose-Einstein pioneer Peter Engels elected APS fellow
October 17, 2016

By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences

Engels-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Peter Engels, professor of physics and astronomy, has been elected a fellow of the American Physical Society in recognition of his pioneering work studying Bose-Einstein condensates – clouds of atoms laser-cooled to the point where they behave like one wave instead of discrete particles.

Jan. 19: Cryptography, coding, cyber attacks discussed
January 5, 2016

Nathan-HamlinPULLMAN, Wash. – Providing security and defense against hacking of next-generation quantum computers will be discussed by Washington State University researcher Nathan Hamlin at the informal Science Pub 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, at Paradise Creek Brewery, 245 SE Paradise St., Pullman.

Mathematicians build code to take on toughest cyber attacks
March 26, 2015

By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications science writer

HamlinPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University mathematicians have designed an encryption code capable of fending off the phenomenal hacking power of a quantum computer.

Discovery opens new path to superfast quantum computing
June 4, 2014

By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer

Engels-80PULLMAN, Wash.—Researchers at Washington State University have used a super-cold cloud of atoms that behaves like a single atom to see a phenomenon predicted 60 years ago and witnessed only once since.