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Physics Today 65 (2), 8 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1411
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Physics Today 65 (2), 8–9 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1413
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Physics Today 65 (2), 9–10 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1415
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Physics Today 65 (2), 10–11 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1417
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Physics Today 65 (2), 11–12 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1420
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Search and Discovery

Physics Today 65 (2), 14–16 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1424

Using heat and light to subtly vary the local radius and refractive index of a glass fiber is a simple and surprisingly reproducible way to create and tune a microresonator.

Physics Today 65 (2), 16–17 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1425

There’s not yet enough data for a convincing sighting of standard particle theory’s long-sought capstone. But there’s less and less room for it to hide.

Physics Today 65 (2), 17–19 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1426

A single energetic photon can excite more than one electron in a nanocrystal. Collecting those electrons may be a path to higher photovoltaic efficiencies.

Physics Today 65 (2), 20 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1427
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Physics Today 65 (2), 20 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1430

Issues and Events

Physics Today 65 (2), 22–24 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1431

Groups that provide moral support, legal counsel, and swift rebuttals of misinformation are sprouting up.

Physics Today 65 (2), 24–25 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1432

Six-year extension of grants act will give small companies a leg up in the scramble for increasingly scarce federal research dollars.

Physics Today 65 (2), 25–26 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1433

More people are surviving with worse injuries than ever before.

Physics Today 65 (2), 27 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1434
Physics Today 65 (2), 27–28 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1435
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Articles

Physics Today 65 (2), 30–36 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1437

Twenty years after puzzling atmospheric ionization led to the discovery of cosmic rays, their investigation opened up particle physics. Now they’re providing a window on extragalactic astrophysics.

Physics Today 65 (2), 40–46 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1438

Curiously unsung in the West, Lomonosov broke ground in physics, chemistry, and astronomy; won acclaim as a poet and historian; and was a key figure of the Russian Enlightenment.

Physics Today 65 (2), 47–50 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1439

A newly completed survey of 15 000 physicists worldwide reveals that women physicists still do not have equal access to the career-advancing resources and opportunities enjoyed by their male colleagues.

Books

Physics Today 65 (2), 51 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1440
Physics Today 65 (2), 51–53 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1441
Physics Today 65 (2), 53–55 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1442
Physics Today 65 (2), 55–56 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1443
Physics Today 65 (2), 56–59 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1444

New Products

Physics Today 65 (2), 60–62 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1445

Obituaries

In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 65 (2), 64–65 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1446

Quick Study

Physics Today 65 (2), 66–67 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1449

It’s no secret that some people are wary of irradiated food. But radiation levels that effectively control pathogens have no demonstrated harmful effects on humans.

Back Scatter

Physics Today 65 (2), 76 (2012); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1448
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