You might not want anyone to read the work you put together as a university student -- I sure don't. But we're not Stephen Hawking, world-famous physicist, whose PhD thesis you can now read for free online. More »
A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo, briefly describing his theory on happy living, has surfaced after 95 years and is up for auction in Jerusalem. The year was 1922, and the German-born physicist, most famous for his theory of relativity, was on a lecture tour in Japan....
(Swansea University) A step closer to understanding quantum mechanics: Swansea University's physicists develop a new quantum simulation protocol.
For most everyday experiences, such as riding a bicycle, using a lift or catching a ball, classical (Newtonian) mechanics is perfectly accurate.
Everyone knows that long bits of yarn, or charging cables and the like, tend to get quickly tangled and form nasty knots. Little is known about the structures of our genetic material, chromosomes, which also consist of long strings that—according to our experience—should be likely to become knotted. However, up to now it has not been possible to study this experimentally.
Nuclear physicists are known for their atom-smashing explorations of the building blocks of visible matter. At the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), a particle collider at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National...Show More Summary
Bach’s Cantatas will mix with talks from some of the UK’s leading physicists in a new Sunday morning series from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and The Institute of Physics at Kings Place starting on Sunday 22 October. A deliberate...Show More Summary
It's really surprising that many simple electronic circuits built of just a few components behave chaotically, in an extremely complicated, practically unpredictable manner. Physicists from the Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences in Cracow have discovered, examined and described dozens of new, unusual circuits of this type. Show More Summary
To fuse hydrogen atoms into helium, doughnut-shaped devices called tokamaks must maintain the heat of the ultrahot plasma they control. But like boiling water, plasma has blobs, or bubbles, that percolate within the plasma edge, reducing the performance of the plasma by taking away heat that sustains the fusion reactions.
(DOE/Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory) Scientists at PPPL have completed new simulations that could provide insight into how blobs at the plasma edge behave. The simulations, produced by a code called XGC1 developed by a national team based at PPPL, performed kinetic simulations of two different regions of the plasma edge simultaneously.
The Quantum Labyrinth is an interesting look at the working relationship between the “calm and elegant Wheeler” and the “flamboyant, excitable Feynman”, writes Philip Ball
(University of California - Riverside) The University of California, Riverside won two medals -- 'Best in Show' and 'Most Whimsical Hack' -- at the eighth annual 'Science Hack Day: San Francisco,' the world's premier science-themed hackathon. Show More Summary
(Northwestern Memorial HealthCare) The Northwestern Medicine Chicago Proton Center will host over 200 leading clinicians, physicists and researchers in the growing field of proton therapy at the 4th Annual Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group North-America (PTCOG-NA) Conference, being held Oct. Show More Summary
The search goes on. No difference in protons and antiprotons have yet been found which would help to potentially explain the existence of matter in our universe. However, physicists in the BASE collaboration at the CERN research center have been able to measure the magnetic force of antiprotons with almost unbelievable precision. Show More Summary
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) Physicists in the BASE collaboration at the CERN research center have been able to measure the magnetic force of antiprotons with almost unbelievable precision.
A double helix twisted around itself: this is the distinctive structure of DNA, which is made up of large molecules. Using synthetically produced molecules, chemists and physicists at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU) have investigated the forces which are at work inside the molecule to give it its three-dimensional structure. Show More Summary
(Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg) A double helix twisted around itself: this is the distinctive structure of DNA, which is made up of large molecules. Using synthetically produced molecules, chemists and physicists at Martin...Show More Summary
Atmospheric physicists from the University of Hertfordshire have been tracking the atmospheric particles responsible for the stunning red sky and sun seen across parts of south-east England on Monday afternoon.
Physicists at BESSY II have investigated a class of materials that exhibit characteristics of topological insulators. During these studies, they discovered a transition between two different topological phases, one of which is ferroelectric,...Show More Summary
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