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!
Physicists are planning to build lasers so powerful they could rip apart empty space | Science | AAAS Physicists are planning to build lasers so powerful they could rip apart empty space By Edwin Cartlidge[…]
Now reading: “Creation: The Origin of Life” by Adam Rutherford