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Physics Today 59 (6), 8 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218522

Letters

Physics Today 59 (6), 9 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218523
Physics Today 59 (6), 9 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797392
Physics Today 59 (6), 9–10 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797393
Physics Today 59 (6), 10 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218526
Physics Today 59 (6), 10–11 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797379
Physics Today 59 (6), 11 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218529
Physics Today 59 (6), 11–12 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218530
Physics Today 59 (6), 11 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797380
Physics Today 59 (6), 12 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218532
Physics Today 59 (6), 12 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218533
Physics Today 59 (6), 12 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797381

Search and Discovery

Physics Today 59 (6), 13–15 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218534

The up-down pattern of the electric field within intense optical pulses breaks the left-right symmetry of diatomic dissociation.

Physics Today 59 (6), 15–17 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218535

Two groups working in different size regimes have found similar recipes for making new and potentially useful materials.

Physics Today 59 (6), 17–19 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218536

Cooks use the Leidenfrost effect to see when skillets are hot enough. Some day it may serve to keep microprocessor arrays cool.

Physics Update

Physics Today 59 (6), 20–21 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218537
Physics Today 59 (6), 21 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797382
Physics Today 59 (6), 21 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797383
Physics Today 59 (6), 21 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797384
Physics Today 59 (6), 21 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797385

Issues and Events

Physics Today 59 (6), 23–24 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218542

A Canadian accelerator’s newly gained supremacy in some regimes of radioactive beams may last longer than expected because of setbacks to the Rare Isotope Accelerator planned in the US.

Physics Today 59 (6), 24–25 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218543
Physics Today 59 (6), 25–26 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218544
Physics Today 59 (6), 26 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218545
Physics Today 59 (6), 26–27 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218546
Physics Today 59 (6), 27–28 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218547
Physics Today 59 (6), 28 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218548
Physics Today 59 (6), 28 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218549
Physics Today 59 (6), 28 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797386
Physics Today 59 (6), 28–29 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797387
Physics Today 59 (6), 29 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218550
Physics Today 59 (6), 29 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797388
Physics Today 59 (6), 29 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797389
Physics Today 59 (6), 29 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797390

Articles

Physics Today 59 (6), 30–31 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218551
Physics Today 59 (6), 32–36 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218552

A lot has changed in the past 75 years. Can those changes help us guess where physics will be 75 years from now?

Physics Today 59 (6), 38–42 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218553

Science policy depends on the state of science itself, which evolves in response to new instrumentation, theoretical methods, and analytical tools. The growth of science and the course of science policy are undeniably progressive.

In Special Collection: Celebrating Black History
Physics Today 59 (6), 44–47 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218554

The underrepresentation of women and minorities among recipients of physics degrees is a manifestation of systemic educational problems. Corrective measures must begin in the primary grades and continue through university schooling and beyond.

Physics Today 59 (6), 48–53 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218555

What began as independent and disparate specialties has matured into a unified field whose remarkable diversity has influenced the development of many others, including quantum physics and chemistry, computer science, and engineering.

Physics Today 59 (6), 54–56 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218556

String theory is entering an era in which its theoretical constructs will be confronted by experimental data. Some cherished ideas just might fail to pass the test.

Physics Today 59 (6), 57–59 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218557

Recent advances in laser technology have hastened developments in other fields–precision measurement, atomic cooling, gravitational-wave sensing, quantum computing, cryptography, and many more. Like the laser itself, those fields may transform society.

Books

Physics Today 59 (6), 61 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218558
Physics Today 59 (6), 61–62 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218559
Physics Today 59 (6), 62–64 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218560
Physics Today 59 (6), 64–65 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218561
Physics Today 59 (6), 65 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218562
Physics Today 59 (6), 67–70 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2405539

New Products

Physics Today 59 (6), 72–74 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2405540
Physics Today 59 (6), 74 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4797391

We Hear That

Physics Today 59 (6), 76 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218563
Physics Today 59 (6), 76–77 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218564
Physics Today 59 (6), 77 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218565

Obituaries

In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 59 (6), 77–78 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218566
In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 59 (6), 78–79 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218567
In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 59 (6), 79–80 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218568

Quick Study

Physics Today 59 (6), 82–83 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218569

Chocolatiers adjust properties of chocolate’s ingredients to confect a treat that feels as good as it tastes.

Back Scatter

Physics Today 59 (6), 96 (2006); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2218570
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