This year, 2020, the word Nightingale has acquired new connotations. It is no longer just a word to refer to a passerine bird with beautiful and powerful birdsong, it is the name that NHS England[…]
The videos below were made a few years ago to support a Science Communication and Group Project module at the School of Physics Astronomy and Mathematics at the University of Hertfordshire. The work was supported[…]
Physicists saw a black hole for the first time, debated the expansion rate of the universe, pondered the origin of time and modeled the end of clouds. — Read on www.quantamagazine.org/quantas-year-in-physics-2019-20191223/
Originally published in Physics Today by Alex Lopatka John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino will receive the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing lithium-ion batteries, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced[…]
Catching up with some reading. Very timely, PhysicsWorld is covering some new developments in high-spec mass spectroscopy and drug discovery. While The Economist’s front cover is about synthetic biology. Yay! Soupy twist!
A reblog from Quanta Magazine: https://www.quantamagazine.org/quantas-year-in-math-and-computer-science-2018-20181221/ Several mathematicians under the age of 30, and amateur problem-solvers of all ages, made significant contributions to some of the most difficult questions in math and theoretical computer science.[…]
Now reading my monthly issue of “Physics Wolrd”. An interesting Focus issue on biomedical physics. This article on developing clinical partnerships is a recommended read.
Originally published here. A new Bose-Einstein condensate Although Bose-Einstein condensation has been observed in several systems, the limits of the phenomenon need to be pushed further: to faster timescales, higher temperatures, and smaller sizes.[…]
New quantum method generates really random numbers
Arriving home and finding my new copy of Mathematics Today. Perfect timing!