Spin-charge separation in 1D quantum gas
The largest single gift in the history of Rice University establishes The Welch Institute to accelerate discovery, design and manufacture of advanced materials.
Rice physicists build “Rydberg polarons” out of strontium atoms
Rice establishes the Smalley-Curl Institute to champion quantum and nano research.
Pioneering theory on strong correlations in iron pnictide high-Tc superconductors
A train of solitons is made out of a Bose-Einstein condensate
Plasmonic particles of gold nanoshells demonstrated for the first time
Rice's Rick Smalley and Bob Curl are awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. They share the prize with Harold Kroto, then of the University of Sussex.
Rice scientists observe Bose-Einstein Condensation in an atomic gas.
The unique, interdisciplinary Applied Physics PhD program is created.
Rice Pulse Power Lab opens in the Space Science basement
Researchers at Rice discover buckminsterfullerene, a sixty carbon soccer-ball shaped molecule.
Rice faculty from seven departments create the Rice Quantum Institute.