Search and Discovery
Experiments with vertically oscillating thin layers of granular particles show robust pattern formation. Studying the pattern dynamics may yield insight into basic mechanisms of granular flow and connect these patterns to those found in other dissipative systems.
Looking way back in time, astronomers have found evidence of the primordial gases—first, hydrogen, and now, with the help of space‐based telescopes, the more elusive helium.
A new quantum theory of communication and computation is emerging, in which the stuff transmitted or processed is not classical information, but arbitrary superpositions of quantum states.
He made major contributions to atomic, nuclear and particle physics, statistical mechanics, QED and field theory, and discovered many of the principles and methods we now take for granted.