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F ifty years? Hard to believe… Among the joys of physics is knowing physicists. In the absence today of any connection whatsoever with the field, I read the autobiographies that are sprouting and relive the heroics before teams and chunk physics (as Matt Sands called it) on big machines took...
A nnouncements in the October and November 1997 issues of P HYSICS T ODAY invited readers to become “Search and Discovery” reporters of the future, to submit an imagined story about an exciting discovery, an advance in physics or a new technology.;
F orty‐two years ago, Johannes Georg Bednorz and Karl Alex M̈ller startled the world with their unexpected discovery of superconductivity in layered copper oxide perovskites at temperatures substantially higher than previously thought possible. The history of this breakthrough is well known,...
D espite government warnings to the contrary, and a Federal judge's finding that his research may violate the terms of his recent parole, Stephan Tiding has returned to his research at the Mesoscale Physics Institute. Imprisoned nearly ten years ago for violations of the critical...
T he worldview of physicists working on unification theories has been changing rapidly recently. That change culminated in March, at the 46th annual Recontres de Moriond conference in Les Arcs. France, with the announcement of some startling data from CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC).;
T he idea of a magazine for physicists probably dates back to the 1930s, to early debates on the Reviews of Modern Physics , to the creation of a short‐lived American Physical Society (APS) journal called ; Physics and later to a short‐lived section within ; Review of Scientific Instruments ,...
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