Rumors of inflationary theory’s demise premature

A who’s who of theoretical physicists, including Stanford’s Andrei Linde, has written a letter to Scientific American disputing a recent story that declared the demise of the inflationary theory of how the universe began.

Stanford solar physicist probes inner workings of the sun

Neutrinos from the sun carry information about its fiery core but they are extremely hard to detect. Now, Stanford researchers may have found a much easier and less expensive way to study these elusive particles.

Stanford researchers bring theorized mechanism of conduction to life

Using recent innovations in 2-D materials, Stanford scientists realize a mechanism of conduction that could someday lead to new forms of energy conversion and higher-resolution scanning machines, such as those used in airports and quality control for manufacturing.

Stanford engineers stop soap bubbles from swirling

Engineers happen upon a way to stop the movement of the colorful eddies on the surface of soap bubbles. The results are works of art that could lead to stable engineered foams for medical treatments, personal products and food.