Ash Carter has worn many hats. He is a scientist (having earned his doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford). He is an academic and professor (spending his career at Harvard). He is a defense official (serving in government, periodically, from Reagan onward). Show More Summary
(Elhuyar Fundazioa) In a recent article published in Physical Review Letters researchers from CIC nanoGUNE, the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics of Oxford, together with colleagues from Wuerzburg and Stanford UniversityShow More Summary
The 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three theoretical physicists for their discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter, which highlights the role and significance of topology in understanding the physical world. Show More Summary
There’s a theory in theoretical physics that explains and links all known phenomena. It is rather aptly called “the theory of everything,” and is sometimes also known as the final theory. In fact, it is sort of along the lines of the whole “a butterfly flapping a wing in China … Continue reading ? The post Blast From the Past: Theoretical Tea appeared first on T Ching.
In nuclear fusion, energy is produced by the rearrangement of protons and neutrons. The discovery of an analogue of this process involving particles called quarks has implications for both nuclear and particle physics. See Letter p....
New theoretical work places more stringent constraints on dark matter properties derived from particle physics experiments. [Physics] Published Tue Oct 31, 2017
(American Institute of Physics) Eighty years after the theoretical prediction of the force required to overcome the van der Waals' bonding between layers in a crystal, engineering researchers at Tohoku University have measured it directly. They report their results this week in the Journal of Applied Physics.
The EmDrive propulsion system might be able to take us to the stars, but first it must be reconciled with the laws of physics.
Author(s): Dan Hooper The latest results from two dark matter searches have further ruled out many theoretically attractive dark matter particle candidates. [Physics 10, 119] Published Mon Oct 30, 2017
A theoretical study shows how hydrocarbons with structural defects might produce unexplained peaks in the cosmic infrared spectrum. [Physics] Published Mon Oct 23, 2017
(American Institute of Physics) Physicists have proven theoretically that active sieving, as opposed to its passive counterpart, can improve the separation abilities of filtration systems. This research on how active sieving could improve systems such as water purification and dialysis were reported this week in The Journal of Chemical Physics. Show More Summary
Author(s): Philip Ball A theoretical model of light spreading and scattering improves precision of position and size measurements made with an optical microscope by as much as 100 times. [Physics 10, 113] Published Fri Oct 13, 2017
The Books & Arts article 'Final ascent of physics' (Nature549, 331–332; 2017) incorrectly stated that Special Relativity and Classical Field Theory is the last book in the Theoretical Minimum series, and described it as “historical” instead of
The Big Bang poses a big question: if it was indeed the cataclysm that blasted our universe into existence 13.7 billion years ago, what sparked it? Three researchers at Canada's Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics propose that the Big Bang...
Graham Farmelo applauds a study on the productive friendship of two very different physicists.
(University of Oxford) Oxford University scientists address the problem of quantum complexity, identifying Monte-Carlo simulations as a particular physical phenomenon that cannot be captured by any local quantum. The work looks at the challenging 'sign problem.'
For quite a while Leonard Susskind has been giving some wonderful courses on physics under the name “The Theoretical Minimum”, pitched at a level in between typical popularizations and standard advanced undergraduate courses. This is a great idea, since there … Continue reading ?
Physicists from the ATLAS Experiment at CERN have presented exciting new results at the 10th International Workshop on Top Quark Physics (TOP2017), held in Braga (Portugal). The conference brought together experimental and theoretical physicists specialising in the heaviest known elementary particle: the top quark.
A new “first principles” simulation method could broaden the range of strongly correlated materials whose properties can be theoretically predicted. [Physics] Published Thu Sep 21, 2017
The beginning of our universe – if there is one – is one of the big open questions in theoretical physics. The big bang is one of science’s great mysteries, and it seems the plot has thickened thanks to new...