The famous physicist was fond of making scientific bets and predictions, from the nature of black holes to the end of humanity.
Hawking's scientific claim to fame was his revelation that the universe began in a singularity, an infinitely dense point of spacetime.
What's it like being a theoretical neutrino physicist working on the Long-Baseline Neutrino Facility?
In an interview with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, iconic physicist Stephen Hawking recently revealed what he believes existed prior to the Big Bang. "Nothing was around," said Hawking, who fortunately elaborated on this point....Show More Summary
(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Physics modeled a spin diode, placing the device between two kinds of antiferromagnetic materials. Turning those antiferromagnets layers changes the resistance and resonant frequency of sandwich.
The shining star that was cosmologist and theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss' long-spanning career continues to dim in the wake of allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour, first reported by BuzzFeed News last month. More »
(De Gruyter) In order not to intimidate students by a too abstract approach, this textbook on linear algebra is written to be easy to digest by non-mathematicians. It introduces the concepts of vector spaces and mappings between them without dwelling on statements such as theorems and proofs too much. Show More Summary
Electrons in graphene—an atomically thin, flexible and incredibly strong substance that has captured the imagination of materials scientists and physicists alike—move at the speed of light, and behave like they have no mass. Now, scientists at Washington University in St. Show More Summary
Preparing the perfect nanoscale sandwich from oxygen-based ingredients was no picnic.
A team of physicists at MIPT has offered a new design of a spin diode, placing the device between two kinds of antiferromagnetic materials. By adjusting the orientation of their antiferromagnetic axes, it is possible to change the resistance and the resonant frequency of the diode. Show More Summary
A letter penned by legendary physicist Albert Einstein discussing one of his groundbreaking theories sold in Jerusalem Tuesday for over $100,000 as part of trove of documents that went under the hammer.
(University of Maryland Baltimore County) Sebastian Deffner at UMBC and Anthony Bartolotta at Caltech have developed the first techniques for describing the thermodynamics of very small systems with very high energy -- like the universe...Show More Summary
Our world consists mainly of particles built up of three quarks bound by gluons. The process of the sticking together of quarks, called hadronisation, is still poorly understood. Physicists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish...Show More Summary
Two teams of physicists have figured out how to create a "mini universe," which could help researchers understand the strange behavior of deeply quantum systems.
We know that the universe is expanding, but a strange discrepancy in just how fast that expansion is occurring continues to confound physicists -- and make them wonder whether there's some new, unexplained physics afoot. More » ...
"Cosmologists are often wrong but never in doubt," Russian physicist Lev Landau once said. In the early days, astronomers began by observing and modelling stars in different stages of evolution and comparing their findings with theoretical predictions. Show More Summary
There was tons of exciting physics stories this week. Among the highlights: long-sought evidence of first stars forming may have implications for dark matter research; physicists created a giant mega-atom stuffed with other atoms; and scientists verified the quantum Zeno...
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) Particle physicist Professor Harvey Meyer of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) has received a grant from the European Research Council supporting his research on fundamental questions of physics with the help of highly complex calculations.
Last year, physicists at TU Darmstadt cast doubt on our current understanding of the interplay between electrons and atomic nuclei, and are now upping the ante by proposing a solution to this so-called "hyperfine puzzle." New measurements of the magnetic properties of bismuth atomic nuclei are now published in an article in Physical Review Letters.
Using lasers, U.S. and Austrian physicists have coaxed ultracold strontium atoms into complex structures unlike any previously seen in nature.