Search and Discovery
You don’t need three chemical elements to make thermodynamically stable quasicrystals. Two will do.
As two like-charged particles are repelled by a nearby charged wall, the resulting fluid flow can make them move toward each other.
Inkjets and rubber stamps just might replace expensive photolithography steps in the printing of polymer circuits. If so, we may one day read our newspapers off reloadable, flexible plastic sheets.
Issues and Events
New nanoscience, wireless communications, and quantitative biology institutes are intended to forge collaboration among scientific disciplines and with industry, as well as fuel California’s future economy.
The unique environment in liquid helium droplets opens up new opportunities for molecular spectroscopy and for probing superfluid phenomena on the atomic scale.
Max Born thought that Pauli was, perhaps, an even greater scientist than Einstein. “But he was a completely different type of man,” wrote Born, “who, in my eyes, did not attain Einstein’s greatness.”