Search and Discovery
A stunned physics community is asking whether coauthors, institutions, or referees should have caught the misdeeds at an earlier stage.
In recent years, measurements of Newton’s G have been disconcertingly inconsistent. Perhaps the problem is the traditional torsion balance.
Issues and Events
TESLA and a high magnetic field lab are among the projects that got good marks in a German assessment of nine proposed physics facilities that would cost €7 billion total. The European Spallation Source did not fare so well.
Citing flat or decreasing federal funding since 1993 in many areas of the physical sciences and engineering, PCAST calls for funding “parity” with the life sciences.
New measurements, statistical analyses, and models support the conjecture that a large earthquake can trigger subsequent volcanic eruptions over surprisingly long distance and time scales.
It isn’t the calculus we knew: Equations built on fractional derivatives describe the anomalously slow diffusion observed in systems with a broad distribution of relaxation times.