Imaging technologies need trained practitioners
Cocktail party at the beginning of the universe
Domingo de Soto, early dynamics theorist
Making partners of universities and corporations
Correcting the record of manmade VLF radiation
Search and Discovery
If a planet orbiting another star is young enough, the afterglow from its heat of formation may be adequate for imaging.
Issues and Events
Modernized warheads and new production facilities are on hold pending an updated nuclear policy demanded by Congress.
Some federal funding agencies are reviewing the treatment of female students and faculty members in university departments they fund. Can such spot checks lead the way to gender equity?
Strongly interacting quantum field theories are notoriously difficult to work with, but new information about some of them is emerging from their surprising correspondence with gravitational theories.
In 1949–51 the University of California was seriously damaged by a loyalty-oath controversy. Wolfgang Panofsky, a promising young physics professor at Berkeley, was caught up in the turmoil.
The vibrations of tiny “diving boards” enable scientists to view the world one atom at a time and may allow the observation of quantum effects in mechanical systems.