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American Physical Society: Physics

  • newSynopsis: Quantum Circulators Simplified

    Synopsis: Quantum Circulators Simplified

    A device that routes microwave signals could help researchers scale up quantum-computing architectures.[Physics] Published Wed Nov 22, 2017
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 5:00am -
  • newSynopsis: Peering into a Molecular Magnet

    Synopsis: Peering into a Molecular Magnet

    Researchers characterize the spin couplings in the prototypical single-molecule magnet Mn12 using an advanced neutron scattering technique.[Physics] Published Wed Nov 22, 2017
    - 21 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 5:00am -
  • Synopsis: Wind Gusts Could Explain Gamma-Ray Flares

    Synopsis: Wind Gusts Could Explain Gamma-Ray Flares

    A mysterious gamma-ray emission from the Crab Nebula—a giant interstellar cloud of gas—may be due to fluctuations in the wind blown out from the pulsar in the nebula’s center.[Physics] Published Tue Nov 21, 2017
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 5:00am -
  • Viewpoint: 3D Imaging of Dislocations

    Viewpoint: 3D Imaging of Dislocations

    Author(s): Matthew K. HortonA combination of imaging techniques provides an unprecedented 3D view of a network of crystal defects known as dislocations.[Physics 10, 126] Published Mon Nov 20, 2017
    - 3 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 5:00am -
  • Focus: <i>Video</i>—Physics of Oil Recovery

    Focus: <i>Video</i>—Physics of Oil Recovery

    Author(s): David EhrensteinExperiments mimicking a common oil drilling technique, in which fluid is forced into an oil-filled, porous medium, have uncovered four different flow patterns.[Physics 10, 125] Published Fri Nov 17, 2017
    - 6 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 5:00am -
  • Synopsis: Relativity Survives Scrutiny, Again

    Synopsis: Relativity Survives Scrutiny, Again

    Two independent studies show no evidence that a fundamental symmetry in relativity, known as Lorentz invariance, breaks down.[Physics] Published Thu Nov 16, 2017
    - 7 days ago, 16 Nov 17, 5:00am -
  • Synopsis: Bloch Theory Scratches the Surfaces

    Synopsis: Bloch Theory Scratches the Surfaces

    Bloch’s famous theory describing the electron states in a crystalline solid has been recast to apply to surface states as well.[Physics] Published Wed Nov 15, 2017
    - 8 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 5:00am -
  • Synopsis: New Constraints on Axion-Gluon Interaction Strength

    Synopsis: New Constraints on Axion-Gluon Interaction Strength

    An analysis of spin-precession data of atoms and neutrons sets some of the tightest limits to date on the strength of interactions between axions and gluons or nucleons.[Physics] Published Tue Nov 14, 2017
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 5:00am -
  • Viewpoint: Scattering Atoms Catch the <i>d </i>Wave

    Viewpoint: Scattering Atoms Catch the <i>d </i>Wave

    Author(s): Niels Kjærgaardd-wave interactions like those thought to underlie unconventional superconductivity have been implemented in a cold-atom gas.[Physics 10, 123] Published Mon Nov 13, 2017
    - 10 days ago, 13 Nov 17, 5:00am -
  • Focus: Field-Free Spin Patterns

    Focus: Field-Free Spin Patterns

    Author(s): Michael SchirberA vortex-like magnetic spin structure inside a small disk of material is stable without an external magnetic field and might be useful for information storage or processing.[Physics 10, 124] Published Fri Nov 10, 2017
    - 13 days ago, 10 Nov 17, 5:00am -

Nature: Physics

  • Superradiance of an ensemble of nuclei excited by a free electron laser

    Superradiance of an ensemble of nuclei excited by a free electron laser

    Superradiance of an ensemble of nuclei excited by a free electron laserSuperradiance of an ensemble of nuclei excited by a free electron laser, Published online: 20 November 2017; doi:10.1038/s41567-017-0001-zMultiphoton superradiance is observed in…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 17, 7:00pm -
  • Topologically protected refraction of robust kink states in valley photonic crystals

    Topologically protected refraction of robust kink states in valley photonic crystals

    Topologically protected refraction of robust kink states in valley photonic crystalsTopologically protected refraction of robust kink states in valley photonic crystals, Published online: 13 November 2017; doi:10.1038/nphys4304A photonic crystal can…
    - 10 days ago, 12 Nov 17, 7:00pm -
  • How drops start sliding over solid surfaces

    How drops start sliding over solid surfaces

    How drops start sliding over solid surfacesHow drops start sliding over solid surfaces, Published online: 06 November 2017; doi:10.1038/nphys4305A liquid droplet is shown to slide across a solid surface subject to friction forces analogous with those…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Nov 17, 7:00pm -
  • Unconventional mass enhancement around the Dirac nodal loop in ZrSiS

    Unconventional mass enhancement around the Dirac nodal loop in ZrSiS

    Unconventional mass enhancement around the Dirac nodal loop in ZrSiSUnconventional mass enhancement around the Dirac nodal loop in ZrSiS, Published online: 06 November 2017; doi:10.1038/nphys4306A significant enhancement in the effective mass of Dira…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Nov 17, 7:00pm -
  • Phase ordering of charge density waves traced by ultrafast low-energy electron diffraction

    Phase ordering of charge density waves traced by ultrafast low-energy electron diffraction

    Phase ordering of charge density waves traced by ultrafast low-energy electron diffractionPhase ordering of charge density waves traced by ultrafast low-energy electron diffraction, Published online: 06 November 2017; doi:10.1038/nphys4309A tracing o…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Nov 17, 7:00pm -
  • Soft matter: Sticky fingers

    Soft matter: Sticky fingers

    Soft matter: Sticky fingersSoft matter: Sticky fingers, Published online: 02 November 2017; doi:10.1038/nphys4313Soft matter: Sticky fingers
    - 21 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 8:00pm -
  • Many-body localization: Going long

    Many-body localization: Going long

    Many-body localization: Going longMany-body localization: Going long, Published online: 02 November 2017; doi:10.1038/nphys4317Many-body localization: Going long
    - 21 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 8:00pm -
  • Ripples in spacetime

    Ripples in spacetime

    Ripples in spacetimeRipples in spacetime, Published online: 02 November 2017; doi:10.1038/nphys4321The 2017 Nobel prize in Physics has been awarded to Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne “for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector…
    - 21 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 8:00pm -

Phys.org: Physics News

  • newQuantum internet goes hybrid

    Quantum internet goes hybrid

    In a recent study published in Nature, ICFO researchers led by ICREA Prof. Hugues de Riedmatten report an elementary "hybrid" quantum network link and demonstrate photonic quantum communication between two distinct quantum nodes placed in different l…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • newLightning, with a chance of antimatter

    Lightning, with a chance of antimatter

    A storm system approaches: the sky darkens, and the low rumble of thunder echoes from the horizon. Then without warning... Flash! Crash!—lightning has struck.
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • newHow the Earth stops high-energy neutrinos in their tracks

    How the Earth stops high-energy neutrinos in their tracks

    Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles that are famous for passing through anything and everything, only very rarely interacting with matter. About 100 trillion neutrinos pass through your body every second. Now, scientists have demonstrated that…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 1:00pm -
  • newID microstructure of stock useful in financial crisis
    Every day, thousands of orders for selling or buying stocks are registered and processed within milliseconds. Electronic stock exchanges, such as NASDAQ, use what is referred to as microscopic modelling of the order flow - reflecting the dynamics of…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 11:01am -
  • newDroplet explosion by shock waves, relevant to nuclear medicine
    An arrow shooting through an apple, makes for a spectacular explosive sight in slow motion. Similarly, energetic ions passing through liquid droplets induce shock waves, which can fragment the droplets.
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 10:07am -
  • newEnhancing the quantum sensing capabilities of diamond

    Enhancing the quantum sensing capabilities of diamond

    Researchers have discovered that dense ensembles of quantum spins can be created in diamond with high resolution using an electron microscopes, paving the way for enhanced sensors and resources for quantum technologies.
    - 16 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 9:52am -
  • newPhysicists open the door to the first direct measurement of Berry curvature in solid matter

    Physicists open the door to the first direct measurement of Berry curvature in solid matter

    Berry curvature may not be the most well-known scientific concept, but to many physicists, its direct measurement is something akin to a holy grail.
    - 17 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 9:33am -
  • newNew step towards future complex oxide electronics

    New step towards future complex oxide electronics

    Researchers from TU Delft, Cornell University and the University of Cagliari report an interesting method for turning a highly insulating material into a highly conducting system. The process involves combining three different metal oxides in a sharp…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:17am -
  • newQuantum optics offers alternative to expensive lasers in spectroscopy

    Quantum optics offers alternative to expensive lasers in spectroscopy

    An international research group, together with scientists from the MSU, have developed a time-resolved spectroscopy method that allows studying fast processes in samples. The new method works by analyzing quantized light transmitted through a sample…
    - 20 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 6:02am -
  • Study shows how to get sprayed metal coatings to stick

    Study shows how to get sprayed metal coatings to stick

    When bonding two pieces of metal, either the metals must melt a bit where they meet or some molten metal must be introduced between the pieces. A solid bond then forms when the metal solidifies again. But researchers at MIT have found that in some si…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 17, 2:25pm -

Physics Today Magazine

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  • newA win for physics and geology

    A win for physics and geology

    For the first time, scientists have measured the rate at which high-energy neutrinos are absorbed by our planet, a development that could lead to discoveries about physics and the Earth. When describing neutrinos to the public, scientists…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 12:23pm -
  • newA flight path to physics success

    A flight path to physics success

    Sandra Miarecki went from Air Force pilot to neutrino physicist. In a previous career, Sandra Miarecki flew high above the Earth’s surface. During a 20-year career in the US Air Force that included time as a test pilot, she flew aircraf…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 12:22pm -
  • Putting the puzzle together

    Putting the puzzle together

    Successful physics collaborations rely on cooperation between people from many different disciplines.     So, you want to start a physics experiment. Maybe you want to follow hints of an as yet unseen particle. Or maybe you wa…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 10:08am -
  • Q&A with Nobel laureate Barry Barish

    Q&A with Nobel laureate Barry Barish

    Barish explains how LIGO became the high-achieving experiment it is today. These days the LIGO experiment seems almost unstoppable. In September 2015, LIGO detected gravitational waves directly for the first time in…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 10:25am -
  • Fermilab’s 11th employee

    Fermilab’s 11th employee

    Fantastical designs elevate physics in works by Fermilab’s first artist. Planning to start up a particle physics lab? Better hire an artist.That was Robert R. Wilson’s thought in the 1960s, when he began forming what would become th…
    - 14 days ago, 9 Nov 17, 11:54am -
  • Something borrowed

    Something borrowed

    SLAC engineer Knut Skarpaas designs some of physics’ most challenging machines, finding inspiration in unexpected places. At a recent meeting of the Mountain View Handweavers club, five women chatted in their rocking chairs with an unu…
    - 16 days ago, 7 Nov 17, 10:18am -
  • An international celebration of dark matter

    An international celebration of dark matter

    Around the world, scientists and non-scientists alike celebrated the first international Dark Matter Day.  This year, October 31 was more than just Halloween. It was also the first global celebration of Dark Matter Day. In 25 countries…
    - 17 days ago, 6 Nov 17, 1:22pm -
  • How is the Force like dark matter?

    How is the Force like dark matter?

    For Dark Matter Day, scientist and Star Wars fan Dan McKinsey talks dark matter and the Force. Scientist Dan McKinsey of Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley shares some thoughts on dark matter. Ask Symmetry…
    - 23 days ago, 31 Oct 17, 11:46am -
  • CERN alumna turned deep-sea explorer

    CERN alumna turned deep-sea explorer

    Grace C. Young is fascinated by fundamental questions about realms both quantum and undersea. Each summer, the international research laboratory CERN, home to the Large Hadron Collider, welcomes dozens of students to work alongside season…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Oct 17, 10:15am -
  • Speak physics: What is a cross section?

    Speak physics: What is a cross section?

    Cross sections tell physicists how likely particles are to interact in a given way.  Imagine two billiard balls rolling toward one another. The likelihood of a collision depends on easy-to-grasp concepts: How big are they? How precisel…
    - 30 days ago, 24 Oct 17, 1:15pm -

The Guardian: Physics

  • newWater divining is bunk. So why do myths continue to trump science? | Philip Ball
    The use of dowsing by major water companies shows that the appeal of natural magic needs to be understood – and, where needed, confrontedThe news that many water companies use dowsing to locate underground water has prompted outraged demands from s…
    - 15 hours ago, 22 Nov 17, 11:01am -
  • Russian radiation leak: everything you need to know
    ‘Extremely high’ levels of a radioactive isotope were discovered in parts of Russia in September. But where did it come from? And is it dangerous?Russia reports radioactivity 986 times the norm after nuclear accident claimRussia’s meteorologica…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 17, 8:12am -
  • In search of the neutrino, ghost particle of the universe
    A huge, extraordinary machine will soon begin to study an elusive particle in a bid to reveal some of the deep secrets of the cosmosOn the outskirts of Karlsruhe, in south-west Germany, engineers have buried a giant, stainless steel device, bigger th…
    - 19 days ago, 4 Nov 17, 2:00pm -
  • Why don’t we let young people contribute to cutting edge science at school?
    Becky Parker, director of the Institute for Research in Schools, makes the case that we should – and that some schools are already getting students involvedIf an alien visited the science lab of a 1970s school, and a school now, they would not a se…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 8:15am -
  • Archaeologists discover mysterious void deep within Great Pyramid of Giza
    Muon-detecting sensors have revealed a huge cavity hidden within the pyramid – the first major structural find since the 19th centuryArchaeologists have uncovered a mysterious enclosure hidden deep inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of th…
    - 21 days ago, 2 Nov 17, 8:00am -
  • Anomalous bottoms at Cern and the case for a new collider
    Particles known as “bottom mesons” are not decaying in the way the Standard Model of particle physics says they should, and it’s causing some excitementMeasurements made by the LHCb experiment at CERN are showing some anomalies which, if confir…
    - 22 days ago, 1 Nov 17, 12:36pm -
  • Science, comedy, and society: Brian Cox and Robin Ince answer your questions – podcast
    In this week’s Science Weekly podcast, Nicola Davis asks two of popular science’s best known stars a host of pressing questions. What role should scientists play in society? What might the future hold for humanity? And will we ever build Northamp…
    - 29 days ago, 25 Oct 17, 10:10am -
  • A day of xenon collisions at CERN
    On Friday, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN had a day of smashing xenon nuclei together, a departure from its usual diet of protons or leadThe picture at the top shows what happened in the CMS particle detector when xenon nuclei were circulated in t…
    - 39 days ago, 15 Oct 17, 3:00am -
  • Astronomers find half of the missing matter in the universe
    Scientists produce indirect evidence of gaseous filaments and sheets known as Whims linking clusters of galaxies in the cosmic webIt is one of cosmology’s more perplexing problems: that up to 90% of the ordinary matter in the universe appears to ha…
    - 42 days ago, 12 Oct 17, 10:38am -
  • Scientists discover ring around dwarf planet Haumea beyond Neptune
    Rugby ball-shaped dwarf planet with two moons also has a ring around it and orbits in the outer solar systemA ring has been discovered around one of the dwarf planets that orbits the outer reaches of the solar system. Until now, ring-like structures…
    - 43 days ago, 11 Oct 17, 1:00pm -
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