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American Physical Society: Physics

  • newViewpoint: A New Way to Laser-Cool Molecules

    Viewpoint: A New Way to Laser-Cool Molecules

    Author(s): Nicholas R. HutzlerResearchers exploit the peculiar structure of yttrium monoxide to cool the gas to ultralow temperatures and record-breaking densities.[Physics 13, 89] Published Wed Jun 03, 2020
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  • Synopsis: Simulations Reveal Quantum Tunneling Events in Glass

    Synopsis: Simulations Reveal Quantum Tunneling Events in Glass

    In a glass, the freedom of atoms to move by quantum tunneling depends on how fast the glass was initially formed.[Physics 13, s74] Published Tue Jun 02, 2020
    - 2 days ago, 2 Jun 20, 6:00am -
  • Synopsis: Resolving Discrepancies in X-Ray Astronomy

    Synopsis: Resolving Discrepancies in X-Ray Astronomy

    New laboratory measurements of the x-ray emission of ionized iron could help correct spectral models of astrophysical objects.[Physics 13, s69] Published Mon Jun 01, 2020
    - 3 days ago, 1 Jun 20, 6:00am -
  • Feature: Sun’s Past Hidden in Tree Rings

    Feature: Sun’s Past Hidden in Tree Rings

    Physicist Fusa Miyake measures isotope abundances in ancient tree rings to uncover solar eruptions from thousands of years ago.[Physics 13, 78] Published Fri May 29, 2020
    - 6 days ago, 29 May 20, 6:00am -
  • Focus: New Data Reveal the Heavy Side of Cosmic Rays

    Focus: New Data Reveal the Heavy Side of Cosmic Rays

    Author(s): Matteo RiniClean spectra for heavier cosmic rays measured on the International Space Station provide new opportunities to learn about the particles’ origins and about the interstellar medium.[Physics 13, 87] Published Fri May 29, 2020
    - 6 days ago, 29 May 20, 6:00am -
  • Trend: Entering the Nickel Age of Superconductivity

    Trend: Entering the Nickel Age of Superconductivity

    Author(s): Michael R. NormanAfter a 30-year quest, researchers found a nickel-based analog of copper oxide superconductors. The discovery motivates the search for other nickelates and should provide new insights into the origin of high-temperature su…
    - 7 days ago, 28 May 20, 6:00am -
  • Synopsis: Picturing How Vertical Transistors Work

    Synopsis: Picturing How Vertical Transistors Work

    A new theory for vertical transistors provides visual representations of the voltages, currents, and electric potentials inside these advanced devices.[Physics 13, s72] Published Wed May 27, 2020
    - 8 days ago, 27 May 20, 6:00am -
  • Viewpoint: Postponing Heat Death in Periodically Driven Systems

    Viewpoint: Postponing Heat Death in Periodically Driven Systems

    Author(s): Gregor JotzuAn exponential suppression of heating has been observed in a periodically driven optical lattice, opening up an opportunity to engineer new states of matter.[Physics 13, 86] Published Wed May 27, 2020
    - 8 days ago, 27 May 20, 6:00am -
  • Synopsis: Unjammed Emulsions Collapse to Liquids

    Synopsis: Unjammed Emulsions Collapse to Liquids

    An emulsion’s rigidity disappears when the droplets’ random thermal motion overcomes the confining pressure that binds them.[Physics 13, s71] Published Tue May 26, 2020
    - 9 days ago, 26 May 20, 6:00am -
  • Viewpoint: Spin Current in an Antiferromagnet is Coherent

    Viewpoint: Spin Current in an Antiferromagnet is Coherent

    Author(s): Helena Reichlova, Richard Schlitz, and Sebastian T. B. GoennenweinExperiments show that a spin current moves as a coherent evanescent spin wave through an antiferromagnet layer sandwiched between two ferromagnets.[Physics 13, 83] Published…
    - 9 days ago, 26 May 20, 6:00am -

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  • The sourdough starter physics family

    The sourdough starter physics family

    A sourdough family started at Fermilab by a graduate student visiting from Texas A&M has continued to expand and flourish. Working from home over the last few months, many people have found refuge by indulging in activities they might not…
    - 9 days ago, 26 May 20, 10:09am -
  • Physicists curate list of COVID-19 projects to join

    Physicists curate list of COVID-19 projects to join

    Physicists are finding ways to contribute to projects related to epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, supporting healthcare systems, and studying public sentiment. Biomedical researchers are racing to understand the virus that causes COVID…
    - 14 days ago, 21 May 20, 9:44am -
  • Physicists put their expertise toward ventilator shortage

    Physicists put their expertise toward ventilator shortage

    Physicist Cristiano Galbiati shifted focus from the search for dark matter to the shortage of ventilators for COVID-19 patients. The collaboration he began created an easy-to-manufacture ventilator in less than two months. It was mid-Marc…
    - 17 days ago, 18 May 20, 9:28am -
  • The invisible Higgs bosons

    The invisible Higgs bosons

    Experimentalists and theorists search for Higgs bosons escaping as dark matter. When a Higgs boson is created in the high-energy proton collisions inside the Large Hadron Collider, it is so unstable that it immediately decays into other,…
    - 19 days ago, 15 May 20, 1:42pm -
  • Giving voice to neutrinos

    Giving voice to neutrinos

    Fermilab guest composer David Ibbett releases a neutrino-inspired video and commentary. In David Ibbett’s latest musical offering as guest composer at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, soprano Beth Sterling sings of the subtle neut…
    - 27 days ago, 7 May 20, 2:57pm -
  • Physics community designs simplified ventilator

    Physics community designs simplified ventilator

    The Mechanical Ventilator Milano, or MVM, went from concept through approval by the US Food and Drug Administration in a little over a month. In a little over a month, a team of physicists and engineers from around the world took a simp…
    - 30 days ago, 5 May 20, 9:48am -
  • Physicists crowdsource pandemic problem-solving

    Physicists crowdsource pandemic problem-solving

    The group Science Responds harnesses physicists’ expertise in fields like data science, statistics and software development to support efforts to respond to COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has mobilized researchers all around the world.…
    - 30 days ago, 4 May 20, 12:08pm -
  • The large boson-boson collider

    The large boson-boson collider

    Scientists study rare, one-in-a-trillion heavy boson collisions happening inside the LHC. The Large Hadron Collider is the world’s most powerful particle accelerator. It accelerates and smashes protons and other atomic nuclei to study t…
    - 34 days ago, 30 Apr 20, 10:49am -
  • The supernova that keeps on giving

    The supernova that keeps on giving

    Supernova 1987A, the closest supernova observed with modern technology, excited the world more than 30 years ago—and it remains an intriguing subject of study even today. Astronomer Robert Kirshner didn’t believe the news. It was earl…
    - 36 days ago, 28 Apr 20, 10:16am -
  • The quantum poet

    The quantum poet

    Amy Catanzano bridges the worlds of poetry and science. In April 2018, Amy Catanzano sat in her loaned office at the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics at Stony Brook University in New York, poring over her research. The next day, she…
    - 44 days ago, 21 Apr 20, 8:45am -

The Guardian: Physics

  • Covid-19 expert Karl Friston: 'Germany may have more immunological “dark matter”'
    The neuroscientist who advises Independent Sage on Covid-19 discusses the predictive power of his mathematical modelling and the risk of a second waveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNeuroscientist Karl Friston, of Univer…
    - 4 days ago, 31 May 20, 6:00am -
  • Cyril Dix obituary
    My father, Cyril Dix, who has died aged 97, was a research physicist who led the team of scientists that, in the early 1980s, established the international definition of how long a metre actually is.The metre had, since 1791, been defined only by the…
    - 6 days ago, 29 May 20, 9:48am -
  • Robert May, former UK chief scientist and chaos theory pioneer, dies aged 84
    Friends and colleagues pay tribute to gifted polymath whose achievements spanned biology, physics and public policy Lord May of Oxford obituaryPioneering Australian scientist Robert May, whose work in biology led to the development of chaos theory, h…
    - 35 days ago, 29 Apr 20, 10:17pm -
  • Lord May of Oxford obituary
    Influential chief scientific adviser to the government who made politicians and scientists think about the public they servedIf you asked Bob May, Lord May of Oxford, to explain the bewildering eclecticism of his scientific interests, he would say th…
    - 36 days ago, 29 Apr 20, 8:12am -
  • Energy storage boom stalls in Europe
    Slowdown in large-scale clean energy projects started before coronavirus crisis due to lack of state supportEurope’s energy storage boom stalled last year due to a slowdown in large-scale schemes designed to store clean electricity from major renew…
    - 73 days ago, 23 Mar 20, 2:01am -
  • Berger & Wyse on physics – cartoon
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    - 75 days ago, 21 Mar 20, 2:00am -
  • A quest for meaning: Brian Greene on time and the cosmos - Science Weekly podcast
    Investigating mind-bending concepts from string theory to quantum gravity has taken physicist Brian Greene on a journey through the universe and towards its ultimate demise. In his new book, Until the End of Time, Greene explores this cosmic imperman…
    - 83 days ago, 13 Mar 20, 1:00am -
  • God, science, Mendel and Freeman Dyson | Letter
    Brendan O’Brien points out that science and religion are not incompatibleIt is rather ironic that, in an editorial honouring the physicist Freeman Dyson, you should refer to another scientist, Gregor Mendel, as having “left science for God”, as…
    - 85 days ago, 10 Mar 20, 1:57pm -
  • Arnold Bodmer obituary
    My father, Arnold Bodmer, who has died aged 90, fled Nazi Germany as a child refugee. In Britain and later in the US he was a scientist renowned for formulating many innovations in nuclear physics, notably through his work on the behaviours of nuclei…
    - 89 days ago, 6 Mar 20, 3:06pm -
  • Jack Welch obituary
    Chairman and chief executive of General Electric with a fearsome reputation who set the trend for ‘downsizing’Jack Welch, who has died aged 84, was a titan of US industry in the last quarter of the 20th century. As chairman and chief executive of…
    - 93 days ago, 3 Mar 20, 8:43am -
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