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American Physical Society: Physics

  • Synopsis: X-Ray Lasers Film Chemical Reaction in Super-Slow Motion

    Synopsis: X-Ray Lasers Film Chemical Reaction in Super-Slow Motion

    Author(s): Sophia ChenExtremely brilliant, extremely short x-ray pulses let researchers film a femtosecond-resolution movie of a chemical reaction, revealing unexpected dynamics.[Physics 13, s151] Published Tue Nov 24, 2020
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 20, 5:00am -
  • Arts & Culture: Physics Lessons from the World of Music

    Arts & Culture: Physics Lessons from the World of Music

    Author(s): Katherine WrightStephon Alexander draws on his background in music and his interactions with jazz performers to help him “compose” physics models in string theory.[Physics 13, 184] Published Tue Nov 24, 2020
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 20, 5:00am -
  • Trend: Naturalness Hits a Snag with Higgs

    Trend: Naturalness Hits a Snag with Higgs

    Author(s): Nathaniel CraigA theoretical approach called naturalness has helped physicists understand several particle physics puzzles—but the Higgs boson’s unsuitably small mass is currently foiling this strategy.[Physics 13, 174] Published Tue N…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 20, 5:00am -
  • Research News: Building Community Among Black Physicists

    Research News: Building Community Among Black Physicists

    Author(s): Erika K. CarlsonAt the National Society of Black Physicists conference, attendees emphasize the importance of a supportive research community.[Physics 13, 185] Published Tue Nov 24, 2020
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 20, 5:00am -
  • Viewpoint: Imperfections Lower the Simulation Cost of Quantum Computers

    Viewpoint: Imperfections Lower the Simulation Cost of Quantum Computers

    Author(s): Jordi TuraClassical computers can efficiently simulate the behavior of quantum computers if the quantum computer is imperfect enough.[Physics 13, 183] Published Mon Nov 23, 2020
    - 5 days ago, 23 Nov 20, 5:00am -
  • Synopsis: Hints of Cosmic Birefringence?

    Synopsis: Hints of Cosmic Birefringence?

    Author(s): Matteo RiniA new analysis of the cosmic microwave background shows that its polarization may be rotated by exotic effects indicating beyond-standard-model physics.[Physics 13, s149] Published Mon Nov 23, 2020
    - 5 days ago, 23 Nov 20, 5:00am -
  • Focus: Watching Wood Dry

    Focus: Watching Wood Dry

    Author(s): Ruma ArabattiCombining x-ray and MRI techniques leads to a microscopic explanation for the process by which water escapes from wood.[Physics 13, 182] Published Fri Nov 20, 2020
    - 8 days ago, 20 Nov 20, 5:00am -
  • Research News: AI Tools Boost Simple Technologies in a Shared World

    Research News: AI Tools Boost Simple Technologies in a Shared World

    Author(s): Rachel BerkowitzBicycles and indoor lighting are among many everyday features that can benefit from recent advances in artificial intelligence.[Physics 13, 180] Published Thu Nov 19, 2020
    - 9 days ago, 19 Nov 20, 5:00am -
  • Synopsis: The Sounds of Levitating Water Droplets

    Synopsis: The Sounds of Levitating Water Droplets

    Author(s): Erika K. CarlsonLeidenfrost drops suspended above a hot surface by a thin layer of vapor emit periodic sounds in a similar way to pipe organs.[Physics 13, s148] Published Thu Nov 19, 2020
    - 9 days ago, 19 Nov 20, 5:00am -
  • Postcard: Physics in South Africa

    Postcard: Physics in South Africa

    Author(s): Sarah WildSouth Africa is hunting for students in booming sectors of physics, including astronomy, optics, and nuclear physics. [Physics 13, 176] Published Wed Nov 18, 2020
    - 10 days ago, 18 Nov 20, 5:00am -

Nature: Physics

  • Author Correction: 15 years of <i>Nature Physics</i>

    Author Correction: 15 years of <i>Nature Physics</i>

    Nature Physics, Published online: 24 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41567-020-01113-yAuthor Correction: 15 years of Nature Physics
    - 4 days ago, 23 Nov 20, 7:00pm -
  • Living proof of effective defects

    Living proof of effective defects

    Nature Physics, Published online: 23 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41567-020-01084-0A class of biological matter including elongated cells and filaments can be understood in the framework of active nematic liquid crystals. Within these systems, topolog…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Nov 20, 7:00pm -
  • High-harmonic generation from topological surface states

    High-harmonic generation from topological surface states

    Nature Physics, Published online: 23 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41567-020-01052-8High-harmonic generation up to the seventh harmonic is observed from the intrinsic three-dimensional topological insulator BiSbTeSe2. The parallel components of the eve…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Nov 20, 7:00pm -
  • Topological defects promote layer formation in <i>Myxococcus xanthus</i> colonies

    Topological defects promote layer formation in <i>Myxococcus xanthus</i> colonies

    Nature Physics, Published online: 23 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41567-020-01056-4Topological defects in active nematic systems such as epithelial tissues and neural progenitor cells can be associated with biological functions. Here, the authors show…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Nov 20, 7:00pm -
  • Topological defects in the nematic order of actin fibres as organization centres of <i>Hydra</i> morphogenesis

    Topological defects in the nematic order of actin fibres as organization centres of <i>Hydra</i> morphogenesis

    Nature Physics, Published online: 23 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41567-020-01083-1Topological defects in the nematic order of actin fibres in a regenerating organism are shown to be tied to key feature formation. Fibre alignment sets the regenerated…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Nov 20, 7:00pm -
  • Bacteria solve the problem of crowding by moving slowly

    Bacteria solve the problem of crowding by moving slowly

    Nature Physics, Published online: 23 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41567-020-01070-6Bacteria are able to move as vast, dense collectives. Here the authors show that slow movement is key to this collective behaviour because faster bacteria cause topolog…
    - 5 days ago, 22 Nov 20, 7:00pm -
  • A solid look at molecules

    A solid look at molecules

    Nature Physics, Published online: 16 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41567-020-01080-4When molecular model systems, such as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, are ionized by ultrashort extreme ultraviolet pulses, their relaxation path proceeds via electro…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Nov 20, 7:00pm -
  • Ultrafast dynamics of correlation bands following XUV molecular photoionization

    Ultrafast dynamics of correlation bands following XUV molecular photoionization

    Nature Physics, Published online: 16 November 2020; doi:10.1038/s41567-020-01073-3The size-dependent lifetimes observed in the ultrafast molecular relaxation dynamics of an entire class of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons can be explained by correlat…
    - 12 days ago, 15 Nov 20, 7:00pm -

Phys.org: Physics News

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Scientific American: Physics

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  • Six questions physicists ask when evaluating scientific claims

    Six questions physicists ask when evaluating scientific claims

    Not all scientific claims are equal. How can you tell if a discovery is real? In 2011, scientists on the OPERA experiment announced an observation they couldn’t explain: neutrinos that seemed to be traveling faster than the speed of lig…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 20, 10:03am -
  • Meet the kaon

    Meet the kaon

    Nearly 75 years after the puzzling first detection of the kaon, scientists are still looking to the particle for hints of physics beyond their current understanding. All Clifford Charles Butler and George Rochester knew for sure was tha…
    - 18 days ago, 10 Nov 20, 10:44am -
  • The human side of science

    The human side of science

    Sal Wanying Fu knows there’s more to science than numbers. The summer of 2019 was a pivotal one for Sal Wanying Fu, who had just graduated from Pomona College as a physics student with a focus on astronomy. After months of applications,…
    - 25 days ago, 3 Nov 20, 8:33am -
  • Japan’s KAGRA searches the sky for gravitational waves

    Japan’s KAGRA searches the sky for gravitational waves

    The newly operational KAGRA will bump the number of gravitational-wave observatories to four, which will allow scientists to better triangulate the source of ripples in space-time. Deep underground, below a mountain and in a mine in the n…
    - 30 days ago, 29 Oct 20, 9:42am -
  • LZ preps to begin dark matter search

    LZ preps to begin dark matter search

    Crews building the LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter experiment have overcome COVID-19 obstacles to reach a major milestone en route to startup. Crews working on the largest US experiment designed to directly detect dark matter completed a major mil…
    - 32 days ago, 27 Oct 20, 9:37am -
  • #BlackInPhysics week to build community, increase visibility

    #BlackInPhysics week to build community, increase visibility

    Taking place on Twitter and in webinars, #BlackInPhysics week features events geared toward Black physicists, the entire physics community and the general public. Walking to his lab one afternoon last year, physicist Charles Brown found h…
    - 37 days ago, 22 Oct 20, 8:55am -
  • The many paths of muon math

    The many paths of muon math

    Here’s how physicists calculate g-2, the value that will determine whether the muon is giving us a sign of new physics. Like racecars on a track, thousands of particles called muons zip around an experiment’s giant 50-foot circular ma…
    - 39 days ago, 20 Oct 20, 9:17am -
  • A powerful new tool to study the cosmos

    A powerful new tool to study the cosmos

    Rubin Observatory will bring new capabilities to the studies of dark matter and dark energy. In just a few years, scientists at Vera C. Rubin Observatory in Chile will launch the Legacy Survey of Space and Time (LSST), using the world’s…
    - 46 days ago, 13 Oct 20, 9:56am -
  • Imagining the unseen

    Imagining the unseen

    An art exhibit at the Science Gallery Dublin combines art and science to illuminate the invisible nature of dark matter. Visualizing dark matter is not an easy task. Although scientists have reason to believe the mysterious substance mak…
    - 51 days ago, 8 Oct 20, 10:35am -
  • Shh! These tests will enable a quieter search for dark matter

    Shh! These tests will enable a quieter search for dark matter

    The LUX-ZEPLIN collaboration has published results showing radioactive background levels for experiment’s components, creating a library for future rare event searches. The subatomic world just got a lot quieter for the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ…
    - 53 days ago, 6 Oct 20, 9:51am -

The Guardian: Physics

  • Eddie Yeadon obituary
    My brother Eddie Yeadon, who has died aged 82, was an engineer and physicist with a particular interest in optics and astronomy.In the late 1960s he worked in the US for the optics company Perkin Elmer on the visors for the helmets used in the Apollo…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Nov 20, 12:01pm -
  • From the archive: an interview with Nobel laureate Sir Roger Penrose (part 2) - podcast
    The second part of Ian Sample’s 2016 interview with Prof Sir Roger Penrose, which includes a quantum theory of consciousness and the age-old question of whether mathematics is invented or discovered Listen to the first part of the conversation here…
    - 9 days ago, 19 Nov 20, 12:00am -
  • From the archive: an interview with Nobel laureate Sir Roger Penrose (part 1) - podcast
    In the first part of this episode from 2016, Ian Sample speaks with the acclaimed mathematician and physicist Prof Sir Roger Penrose about his then most recent book, Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe. Warning of the poten…
    - 11 days ago, 17 Nov 20, 12:00am -
  • There Are Places in the World Where Rules Are Less Important Than Kindness by Carlo Rovelli – review
    From the underrated octopus to Dante, the Italian physicist fuses his deep knowledge of science and the artsWe live in a golden age of science writing, where weighty subjects such as quantum mechanics, genetics and cell theory are routinely rendered…
    - 18 days ago, 10 Nov 20, 2:00am -
  • Cathy Foley appointed Australia's next chief scientist
    Physicist has spent the past two years as the CSIRO’s chief scientistCathy Foley has been appointed Australia’s next chief scientist, taking over from Alan Finkel when his five-year tenure ends in December.The physicist, who has spent the past tw…
    - 19 days ago, 8 Nov 20, 6:08pm -
  • Yuri Orlov obituary
    Russian physicist whose campaigning for human rights in the Soviet Union led to imprisonment and exile to the USThe outstanding Russian physicist Yuri Orlov, who has died aged 96, became one of the bravest champions of human rights in the final perio…
    - 27 days ago, 1 Nov 20, 10:51am -
  • Journey into a black hole: part 2 – podcast
    They are among the most enigmatic phenomena in the universe, confounding physicists and mathematicians alike. Black holes pull in the matter around them and anything that enters can never escape. Yet they contain nothing at all. Guided by the physici…
    - 30 days ago, 29 Oct 20, 1:00am -
  • John Barrow obituary
    Cosmologist who asked whether the existence of intelligent life has implications for the nature of the universeThe cosmologist John Barrow, who has died aged 67 from colon and liver cancer, was a renowned populariser of science. He combined mathemati…
    - 31 days ago, 27 Oct 20, 2:19pm -
  • Journey into a black hole: part 1 – podcast
    They are among the most enigmatic phenomena in the universe, confounding physicists and mathematicians. Black holes pull in the matter surrounding them and anything that enters can never escape. Yet they contain nothing at all. Guided by the physicis…
    - 32 days ago, 27 Oct 20, 1:00am -
  • Soup and wine with Roger Penrose, master of gravity, light and infinity
    In an extract from his new book, a colleague recalls a meal with the mathematician who shared the 2020 Nobel prize in physicsI had the pleasure of meeting Roger Penrose, the great mathematician from Oxford, when he was passing through Italy for the F…
    - 48 days ago, 11 Oct 20, 1:30am -
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