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The internal structure of the thorium-229m nuclear state has been studied in detail for the first time by physicists in Germany. Thorium-229m is a metastable (or isomer) excited state of thorium-229 that decays via the emission of an ultraviolet (UV) photon. This photon has much lower energy than most ...
Sudbury's SNOLAB, the deepest underground laboratory in North America, will be opening its doors to 20 keen-eyed members of the public this summer as part of the Global Physics Photowalk 2018. It's one of the rare times non-scientists will be allowed into the heavily restricted neutrino observatory and ...

... interactions by reflecting two photons off the cavity. The resulting photon entanglement is a crucial ingredient in photon-based quantum computing, making microwave photonic quantum computing an exciting possibility in the future. This research is published in Physical Review X and Nature Physics.
Business Impact. The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending April 21, 2018). This week's most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv. by Emerging Technology from the arXiv; April 21, 2018. A roundup of the most interesting papers from the arXiv: ...
Closing the gender gap in physics will take hundreds of years, given the current rate of progress. That's the finding of research analysing the names of authors listed on millions of scientific papers. Physics, computer science, maths and chemistry had the fewest women, while nursing and midwifery had the ...
In the late 1990s, Jun Ye, a young physicist at the research institute JILA in Boulder, Colorado, decided to dedicate much of his career to making the world's best atomic clock. He spent some time getting to know different atoms — magnesium, calcium and barium. Eventually he settled on strontium for its ...

Business Impact. The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending March 31, 2018). This week's most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv. by Emerging Technology from the arXiv; March 31, 2018. A roundup of the most interesting papers from the arXiv: ...
A top physicist says the construction of a "factory" to produce Higgs boson particles is a priority for the science community. In an exclusive interview, Nigel Lockyer, head of America's premier particle physics lab, said studying the Higgs could hasten major discoveries. He said momentum in the physics community was ...
The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics, Adam Becker traces decades of experiments, alternative philosophies, and surprising drama in the quantum physics boys' club to three intriguing possibilities: “Either nature is nonlocal in some way, or we live in branching multiple worlds despite ...
A novel test bed for non-equilibrium many-body physics. Date: March 30, 2018; Source: ETH Zurich Department of Physics; Summary: The behavior of electrons in a material is typically difficult to predict. Novel insight comes now from experiments and simulations performed by physicists who have studied electronic ...
POCATELLO – The 2018 inaugural STEM Professional of the Year Award was presented to Idaho State University physics Professor Steven L. Shropshire on behalf of the engineering programs at ISU and the Eastern Idaho Engineering Council (EIEC). Shropshire was recognized for his many contributions ...
Researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have brought the worlds of physics and finance one step closer to each other. In a study published in Physical Review Letters, the team successfully demonstrated the close parallels between random movements of particles in a fluid (called ...
Geneseo's physics program also differentiates itself with a machine called the Pelletron accelerator, installed in 2007. The 10-foot-long machine is used by faculty and students to accelerate proton and alpha particle beams. Geneseo uses its accelerator to support its fusion energy project at Rochester's lab.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Center for Theoretical Physics (CTP) hosted a symposium on Saturday, March 24. "CTP50: The Center for Theoretical Physics: The First Fifty Years" brought together present and former members of the CTP as well as friends, supporters, and others ...
Learning physics the fun way Watch closely: Winarto (left) explains the magnetic field principle using his handmade teaching aid while his students at Malang State University pay close attention.(JP/Aman Rochman) (left) explains the magnetic field principle using his handmade teaching aid while his ...
It just so happens that Houlihan is a physics lecturer at Waterford Institute of Technology and has a research specialism in optics. He went to a Specsavers branch in Midleton, Co Cork, and quickly found himself using his expertise to question a test the retailer was using to help sell polarised lenses.
Washington University's physics department offered positions to two female tenure-track faculty members this semester. Nuclear physicists Maria Piarulli and Saori Pastore formally accepted the positions earlier this month and will become the only women tenure-track physics faculty. The physics ...

How is force defined in physics? Very few school pupils can properly explain fundamental physics concepts, not even the most intelligent. The problem is not with the pupils, says Elsbeth Stern, Professor of Empirical Learning and Instruction Research at ETH Zurich: "Our research shows that when good ...
The search for physics beyond the standard model—our current best description of fundamental particles and the interactions between them—is a top priority at high-energy particle accelerators. But researchers are also searching for new physics in the “low-energy” environment of the nucleus through a ...
Clockwise from left are Josh Bowers, United High School; Esteban Garcia, a junior IUP physics student from Easton; Evan Orr, United; Matthew Feeney, a senior IUP physics/pre-engineer student from Pittsburgh; and United students Nathan Thomas, Karly Reasor, Jaden Draksler and Morgan George.
YORKTOWN, N.Y.-On Dec. 12, the Yorktown High School AP Physics class, led by Dan Moore, took their annual trip to the local IBM campus. Joined by Superintendent Dr. Ron Hattar, the students toured the facility and met with more than 15 scientists and researchers. Among other things, they were ...
YORKTOWN, N.Y.-On Dec. 12, the Yorktown High School AP Physics class, led by Dan Moore, took their annual trip to the local IBM campus. Joined by Superintendent Dr. Ron Hattar, the students toured the facility and met with more than 15 scientists and researchers. Among other things, they were ...
Soon after the paper, Kerala Cyber Crime Police registered a case after it received complaints of physics question paper of DHSE annual examination is allegedly leaked through WhatsApp. If the allegations of the leak are proven right, Higher Secondary Education director K Sudhir Babu had said that, the ...
Business Impact. The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending March 24, 2018). This week's most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv. by Emerging Technology from the arXiv; March 24, 2018. A roundup of the most interesting papers from the arXiv: ...
Self-folding materials that can snap shut and grip objects have been created by researchers in Switzerland and the US. Inspired by origami and the folding wings of the earwig, the materials were made with a 3D printer and the team's design principles could potentially have broad applications in, ...
Caine, who teaches physics at Richards High School in Oak Lawn, is the recipient of this year's Northrup Grumman Foundation Excellence in Engineering award presented last week by the National Science Teachers Association. The honor recognizes teachers who integrate engineering into the ...
Astroparticle physicist Celine Boehm is the University of Sydney's new head of the School of Physics, continuing the well-established tradition at Sydney of appointing women physicists to senior jobs. Professor Boehm is the second woman to head the school. Anne Green, who served from 2007 to 2009, ...
Students in the UPEI physics department this fall will have an opportunity to specialize in medical and biological physics through a new program. Bill Whelan, chair of the physics department at the university, says the program builds on a biomedical physics minor that has been available to students, and will ...
He took to the site in early February to raise $9000 to turn a particle-physics deck-building game called Subatomic into reality. The game involves players starting with a hand of cards consisting of up quarks, down quarks and photon cards, which they use to form protons, neutrons, and electrons.
The rate of a nuclear transition of thorium-229 can be controlled by placing the atom in a cavity or in a thin film—an effect that could lead to ultraprecise nuclear clocks. Synopsis figure. E. Tkalya/Moscow State University. Atomic clocks—the gold standard in timekeeping—depend on transitions between the ...
A new type of quantum spin liquid has been unveiled by an international team of physicists and chemists. The technique for making the material was developed by Maarit Karppinen and colleagues at Aalto University in Finland, the Brazilian Center for Research in Physics (CBPF), Germany's Technical ...
Shin's realisation that washer-people across the ages were not defying the laws of physics came when he began studying the diffusion of particles caused by electric fields (a process known as electrophoresis) and by chemical concentration gradients (chemophoresis). When combined, the result is known ...
Located in the historical and picturesque city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang University is a prestigious institution of higher education with a long history. Qiushi Academy, the predecessor of Zhejiang University, was founded in 1897 and was one of the earliest modern academies of higher learning established in ...
Over several rounds of sherry late one night in the fall of 1955, the Danish physicist Aage Petersen debated the mysteries at the heart of quantum physics with two graduate students, Charles Misner and Hugh Everett, at Princeton University. Petersen was defending the ideas of his mentor, Niels Bohr, who ...
The movie comes out on Friday, March 23, and while I don't know much about the plot, I do know that humans pilot super large Jaegers that are almost 300 feet tall. So now is a good time to bring up the physics of scale—or how big things are not like small things. Let me start with some human-sized action.
The Physics Society of Iran (PSI) has voiced concern over a recent case of faked peer review by an Iranian researcher. In January, the research integrity blog Retraction Watch reported that academic publisher Elsevier had begun retracting 24 papers with the same corresponding author, Ahmad Salar Elahi, ...
Lisbon High School students Alyssa Chestnut (left) and Kimmi Wiggers competed in the Physics Olympics held last month at Youngstown State, finishing third. They are shown making hot water via friction. (Submitted photo) ...
It is an impressive roster, but Kawamura, who leads a society with 17,000 members, admits he is “not optimistic” that Japan will be as prolific in terms of Nobel prizes in the future. As he points out, most Nobel laureates win their awards for work done 20 or 30 years ago. But with Japanese physics being – in ...
“Is the end in sight for theoretical physics?” by Hawking appeared in 1981 in Physics Bulletin, which was the predecessor to Physics World. He investigated whether by 2000 “we might have a complete, consistent and unified theory of the physical interactions which would describe all possible observations” ...
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – Dr. Howard Richards of Marshall University's Department of Physics has developed a model for the NCAA men's basketball tournament using nontraditional methods of physics. Richards, an assistant professor of physics, said the model is extremely simple and can be implemented ...
Even 50 years ago, she added, many of the “amazing things” that we now take for granted would have been “considered as superpowers”. For this year's Big Bang Fair, the UK's largest annual celebration of science and technology for young people, therefore, Aston decided to deconstruct the physics, ...
Stephen Hawking's biggest accomplishment shone through both his physics work and his outreach to the public, bridging gaps between things that once seemed incompatible. Whether he was demonstrating that black holes did indeed radiate material or that popular culture could embrace the mysteries of ...
Chr. Hansen, a global bioscience company that develops natural ingredients for agriculture, has partnered with Consumer Physics to distribute SCiO™ devices, first to Chr. Hansen account managers and distributors and then to customers. The device, which incorporates a compact near-infrared (NIR) ...
... from the Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing at Swinburne University to get the insights on Hawking's life and his ultimate endeavor to change the perceptions of the very basics in fundamental physics. Sputnik: What impact did Professor Hawking work have on you and your chosen field of work?
We all know that physics and maths can be pretty weird, but these three books tackle their mind-bending subjects in markedly contrasting ways. Clifford V. Johnson's The Dialogues is a graphic novel, seeking to visualise cosmic ideas in comic-book style. Darling and Banerjee's Weird Maths is a miscellany ...
Image collage - Berkeley Lab Physics Photowalk on May 16, 2018. The U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is offering a special tour to photographers on Wednesday, May 16, during a local event that is part of a Global Physics Photowalk 2018 competition.
Grosse Pointe North High School's cardboard boat regatta was “a celebration of the students,” according to physics teacher Don Pata. “The students here are so amazing and when you give them a chance to show us how amazing they are, they do stuff like this,” he said about the eighth annual boat races ...
No one had imagined that a science book—a physics book!— could linger on the Times best-seller list for four years. Suddenly, every physicist with ideas about space and time figured they could write a general audience book too, and often, publishers were more than willing to let them try, for better or ...
His audience consisted of a room full of physicists at the American Physical Society March meeting, the largest physics conference in the world, and I was there to write for the organization's newsletter. The first quantum computer algorithms, McClean told me, will simulate progressively more complicated ...
Stephen Hawking, who died in his Cambridge, England, home at the age of 76 on Wednesday, never expected to live this long. The world-renowned theoretical physicist, who was known for his work in the fields of cosmology, general relativity, and quantum gravity, had lived with a rare form of ...


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This is the web version of the Usenet Physics FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). Its purpose is to provide good answers to questions that have been discussed often in sci.physics and related usenet newsgroups. The articles in this FAQ are based on those discussions and on information from good reference sources.
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I'm a mathematical physicist. I specialize in quantum gravity and n-categories, but I'm interested in many other things too. Here's some of my stuff:
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Welcome to the webpage of Deborah Jin's group at JILA, Boulder, Colorado
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National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory
Nobel Prize in Physics, Educational site by the Nobel e-Museum
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