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A few weeks ago I mentioned the Subatomic Smackdown, which will reach fever pitch today. Physics labs around the world are championing their favourites for the title of “Most Awesome Subatomic Particle”. Today is the big day for voting by the public and you cast your ballot for either the proton, neutron, ...
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 ...

Through student-led organizations and mentoring, faculty research on gender bias and stereotypes in physics, and other projects, Miami's physics ... for our discipline, we must find ways to work together using practices that support inclusion rather exclusion in our classrooms and labs,” say the authors.
He soon started working on accelerators at the university's High-Energy Physics Lab, and delayed his thesis for a few years to help build an accelerator in France. After less than a year at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, he returned to Stanford in 1962 to work at the nascent Stanford Linear Accelerator ...
A team of U.S. and German scientists has used a system of large magnetic "trim" coils designed and delivered by the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) to achieve high performance in the latest round of experiments on the Wendelstein 7-X (W7-X) stellarator.
Geneseo forged an agreement with the University of Rochester in the 1990s that allows Geneseo students to use Rochester's laser energetics lab. ... the department is a busy, active place with people working in the labs and learning by doing,” said Kurt Fletcher, a longtime physics professor at Geneseo.

“We've quantified the clogging dynamics of soft objects for the first time and identified the parameters that seem to explain why it's completely opposite physics to that of hard objects,” says Eric Weeks, a physics professor at Emory University whose lab conducted the research. “One surprising result is that, ...
A graduate student noticed the fire and called the Department of Public Safety at 1:39 a.m. Firefighters arrived on campus from the town of Princeton, Princeton Junction, the Princeton Plasma Plasma Physics Laboratory, Plainsboro, and Rocky Hill, according to a University statement.The building was ...
"It's amazingly good news," says Thom Mason, vice president for laboratory operations at Battelle in Columbus and a former director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. "This is beyond anything I expected." Battelle helps run six of the 10 DOE national labs run by the Office of Science, including ...
A prototype of their flowmeter was successfully tested at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. Their device, a rotating Lorentz-force flowmeter, won first place among nine teams competing in the 13th annual Innovation Forum on March 14. The competition was tough. Other teams displayed methods to ...
In a physics lab at the University of Nottingham—close to the Sherwood forest of legendary English outlaw Robin Hood—she and her colleagues will ... Around the world, astrophysicists can be found in labs, developing ever more sophisticated set-ups using sound waves that travel just like light waves in ...
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.
“Of 750 institutions offering undergraduate degrees in physics, less than half provide advanced laboratories to their students,” he said. “But the advanced lab is a critical educational experience for a physics major.” A quick tour of the food truck reveals advanced experiments in areas such as diode laser ...
And Sarita's students, Spanish-speaking Latinos attending a high-poverty school, are an even unlikelier bunch to catch in a physics lab. Physics is widely considered to be a building block for a range of STEM disciplines— science, technology, engineering and math — and taking the course in high school ...
When it comes to quantum mechanics, I try to avoid writing about purely theoretical results. This is especially true of quantum computing, where, in the not-too-distant past, every researcher would put their names to papers describing a new way to make a quantum computer. Then people started playing ...
Homogeneous 2D Fermi gases have long fascinated theoretical physicists, but creating a real system to study in the laboratory had eluded researchers. Now, Klaus Hueck, Henning Moritz and colleagues at the University of Hamburg have created such a gas and also confirmed several theoretical ...
Here at Physics World we're planning to publish special issues later this year on time (in July) and on SI units and measurement (in November). So to find out more about the latest work in these fields, we decided to accept a long-standing invitation to visit the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, just ...

The initial project is called Watchman, for WATer CHerenkov Monitor of ANtineutrinos, and will be built by a large collaboration between researchers in the United States and United Kingdom, led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. UC Berkeley and the Berkeley Lab are members of the ...
This new technology can be found in the digital lab in Clark Library. by Annika ... Students can try them out by reserving them via the Digital Lab's website , or by walking into the Digital Lab and asking about virtual reality. ... As for academic use, Bishop suggested that VR could be helpful in physics classes.
But Associate Professor of Physics at the University of the Philippines Diliman Nathaniel Hermosa II and his team at the University of the Philippines Diliman have managed to 'twist' ... Assistant Professor Nathaniel Hermosa II (second from left) and his lab members from the Photonics Research Laboratory.
“Here, we present an on-chip approach, which enables development of human brain organoids to millimeter diameter,” the team of researchers led by Orly Reiner at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel wrote in the study published recently in Nature Physics. Organoids aren't entire miniature organs.
Richard Edward Taylor, a professor emeritus of physics at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, was an early user of the ... In 1961, he returned to California to work at the Lawrence Radiation Lab in Berkeley, but was drawn back to Stanford one year later with a role at what was ...
Physics, an online publication from the American Physical Society, seeks a talented physical sciences writer or editor to join its editorial team. ... They will also be expected to contribute stories from meetings, Q&As with scientists, and other feature articles, as well as to promote Physics content via social media, lab visits, and ...
21), physicists are getting ready to pack up a cloud of billions of antiprotons for the journey of a "few hundred meters" between the physics lab CERN's antimatter ... So physicists at the CERN (European Organization for Nuclear Research) physics laboratory near Geneva generate them, Nature reported, ...
Most teenagers don't understand how to conduct scientific research, at least in the beginning, says Sascha Schmeling, head of teachers and students programmes at CERN, Europe's particle-physics lab near Geneva, Switzerland. At any given time, CERN hosts dozens of teens who are participating in ...
As reported in the journal Nature Physics, the researchers developed a method for growing tiny “brains on chips” from human cells that enabled them to track the physical and biological mechanisms of the wrinkling process. Prof. Orly Reiner of the Institute's Molecular Genetics Department intended to grow ...
Rocket Lab has promised the Humanity Star will be “the brightest thing in the sky,” presumably other than the sun. The orb will reflect light ... A physics professor at the University of Auckland called it a “cheesy stunt,” while a writer in Quartz referred to it as “the world's first global strobe light.” Charlie Mitchell ...
... of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), that is providing new microscale views of this weird 2-D world. In a study published Jan. 22 in the journal Nature Physics, researchers zeroed in on signatures of exotic behavior of electrons in a 2-D material with microscale resolution.
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has been awarded a $934 million federal contract to provide engineering and technical support to the Missile Defense Agency. The operating period for the contract began Jan. 12 and runs through Jan. 11, 2023. It is a follow-on contract, according ...
Next week, physicists will pick up an old quest for new physics. A team of 190 researchers at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) in Batavia, Illinois, will begin measuring to exquisite precision the magnetism of a fleeting particle called the muon. They hope to firm up tantalizing hints from an ...
BALTIMORE (WJZ)– A solar probe built by the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab is sitting inside an enormous vacuum chamber at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, undergoing tests at extreme temperatures. There's no room for mistakes when you send a spacecraft on the closest journey to the sun ...
Inside a cramped laboratory in Shanghai, China, physicist Ruxin Li and colleagues are breaking records with the most powerful pulses of light the world has ever seen. ... The laser could also power demonstrations of a new way to accelerate particles for use in medicine and high-energy physics. But most ...
An international team of physicists has created the first small-scale replica of gamma ray bursts in a laboratory, opening up a whole new way to investigate the properties of these mysterious flashes of intense high-energy radiation that appear from random directions in space. The results are published in ...
But with some new work that helps to explain what's going on, they may just have found the key to understand some very complex particle physics. ... The researchers were using the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at the Brookhaven lab, the only collider in the world that can properly control the ...
The quest to explore the frontiers of physics will heat up next month in Japan, when beams of high-energy electrons are set to start smashing into their antimatter counterparts at one of the world's premier accelerator laboratories. The experiment, called Belle II, aims to chase down rare, promising hints of ...
Last year, two teams of physicists managed to actually create real time crystals in their labs. This physics breakthrough was remarkable, but wouldn't have been possible without the theoretical work of Chetan Nayak, a physics professor at UC Santa Barbara and a researcher at Microsoft's quantum lab, ...
The lab did not say where on its 40-square-mile campus Thursday's explosion occurred, but it has several active detonation sites in Ancho Canyon, on the southern part of lab property, where non-nuclear weapons are studied — including various explosives and shockwave physics, according to lab ...
The LHC (one of the detectors of which is pictured above, under construction) is the principal machine at CERN, the world's biggest particle-physics laboratory, near Geneva. But of sparticles it has seen no sign. The mass of the Higgs is one aspect of what is known as the hierarchy problem in physics.
Geophysicist Terry Wallace has become the 11th director of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. ... to lead Los Alamos in service to the country,” says Norman Pattiz, chair of Los Alamos National Security LLC (LANS), a private consortium that has managed the lab for the Department of Energy since 2006.
On Jan 12-14, The City College of New York, Columbia University, and Barnard College will join together for a common purpose: advancing women in Physics. The three institutions will co-present the 2018 Conference for Undergrad Women in Physics (CUWiP) in the NYC region. For most student ...
2 in Physics Today, "Introductory Physics Labs: We Can Do Better," Natasha Holmes, Cornell assistant professor of physics, and Nobel laureate Carl Wieman of Stanford University report on their analysis of nine introductory physics laboratory courses at three institutions, taught by seven instructors and ...
A physicist is trying to grow single-crystal snowflakes that measure an inch or more across, far larger than would ever be possible in nature. Such an achievement would help scientists understand how molecules spontaneously transform from a gaseous state to self-assembling as complex crystals, ...
DOE plans to initiate a “three-year rampdown” of the University of Rochester's Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE) in the fiscal year that begins in October, ... could be made in the absence of any discussion with the program performers,” he says, referring to the LLE and the other labs in the ICF program.
The properties of a hypothetical 4D material have been simulated in experiments done by two international teams of physicists. One team used light to emulate the 4D quantum Hall effect (QHE) while the other did it with ultracold atoms. The quantum Hall effect has been the subject of several Nobel prizes ...
During a recent break in the middle of the school day at Stillwater Area High School, senior Brandon Paradise finished a physics lab, freshman Haley ... Ava Yokanovich, 18, a senior, usually spends the time studying in the library, but she's also met with her physics teacher and worked with her counselor on ...
The Ogden Trust exists to promote physics teaching and learning, and has helped around 20 schools across England set up their own science labs through the grants, which pay for a redesign of an existing room, as well as equipment. “The Phiz Lab has transformed science at the school,” said Emma ...
Meitner and Frisch were able to provide an explanation for what he saw that would revolutionize the field of nuclear physics: A uranium nucleus could split in half—or fission, as they called it—producing two new nuclei, called fission fragments. ... Otto Hahn and Lise Meitner at work in the lab. Wikimedia ...
SNOLAB, Canada's deep underground astroparticle physics laboratory, is in an active, working nickel mine over two kilometers underground. There is a rich history ... But the size of the cage, and the mine tunnels (called drifts) limit the size of items that can be transported into the lab. Overall, the detectors' ...
In the world of microscopic physics, periodic stripe patterns can be formed by electrons within so-called quantum materials. ... Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have now disentangled the intriguing dynamics of how such atomic-scale stripes ...
UC Santa Barbara physicists appear to have, in a world's first, opened ... China, Princeton University, and the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory.


 

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