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Letters

Physics Today 64 (6), 8–9 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603929
Physics Today 64 (6), 9–10 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3605466
Physics Today 64 (6), 10 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603899
Physics Today 64 (6), 10 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603906

Search and Discovery

Physics Today 64 (6), 12–14 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603907

Radar data reveal a solid reservoir that contains almost as much carbon dioxide as the planet’s entire atmosphere.

Physics Today 64 (6), 14–15 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603908

A gas of strongly interacting ultracold atoms offers extremely high resistance to the flow of spin; its spin diffusion reaches a minimum, universal value.

Physics Today 64 (6), 16–17 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603909

The contorted optical field aids the differentiation of chiral molecules, a result that confirms ideas first proposed last year.

Physics Today 64 (6), 17 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603910
Physics Today 64 (6), 17–18 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3605461
Physics Today 64 (6), 18 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3605462
Physics Today 64 (6), 18 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3605463
Physics Today 64 (6), 18 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3605465

Issues and Events

Physics Today 64 (6), 20–21 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603911

Despite its small size, the Lion City has become an influential exemplar of investing in science to promote industry.

Physics Today 64 (6), 22–24 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603912

A successor to the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna will compete with two other large space missions for European Space Agency sponsorship. Short on cash, NASA’s astrophysics program will begin reassessing its future missions.

Physics Today 64 (6), 24–26 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603913

Initial investment for the funding agency will come largely from the region’s diaspora scientists, from corporate sponsors, and from development banks.

Physics Today 64 (6), 26–28 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603914

Additional spending cuts loom as lawmakers consider competing budget blueprints from Obama and the Republicans.

Physics Today 64 (6), 28 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603915

Articles

Physics Today 64 (6), 31–36 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603916

A fluid dynamics analysis of Jackson Pollock’s technique opens his and other artists’ work to quantitative exploration.

Physics Today 64 (6), 40–45 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603917

The measured response of the auditory brainstem to complex aural stimuli does more than reveal hearing acumen. It also gives insight into how experience molds the perception of sound.

Physics Today 64 (6), 46–51 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603918

Particle acceleration techniques originally developed for physics research have found a dazzling variety of uses in manufacturing and commerce.

Books

Physics Today 64 (6), 53 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603919
Physics Today 64 (6), 53–55 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603920
Physics Today 64 (6), 55–56 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603921
Physics Today 64 (6), 56 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603922
Physics Today 64 (6), 56–58 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603923

New Products

Physics Today 64 (6), 59–61 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603924

The descriptions of the new products listed in this section are based on information supplied to us by the manufacturers. PHYSICS TODAY can assume no responsibility for their accuracy. For more information about a particular product, vis the website at the end of the product description.

Obituaries

In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 64 (6), 63–64 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603925
In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 64 (6), 64–65 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603926

Quick Study

Physics Today 64 (6), 66–67 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603927

For almost 80 years the marvels of the subatomic world have been revealed through collisions of charged particles confined in circular accelerators. Now we are beginning to build analogous machines that confine bunches of neutral molecules.

Back Scatter

Physics Today 64 (6), 76 (2011); https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3603928
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