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Physics Today 66 (1), 8 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1832
Physics Today 66 (1), 8 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1833
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Physics Today 66 (1), 8–9 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1835
Physics Today 66 (1), 9–10 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1836
Physics Today 66 (1), 10–11 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1837
Physics Today 66 (1), 11 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1838
Physics Today 66 (1), 11 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1839

Search and Discovery

Physics Today 66 (1), 12–14 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1840

In a newly implemented technique, the complex rotational and vibrational motions of molecules are not a hindrance but a help.

Physics Today 66 (1), 14–15 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1841

The first observations of shape-shifting droplets in a rubbery polymer reveal the connection between fluid instabilities and dielectric breakdown.

Physics Today 66 (1), 16–17 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1842

New experiments hint at what could be the lowest-density liquid ever found in nature.

Physics Today 66 (1), 18 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1843
Physics Today 66 (1), 18 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1844
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Physics Today 66 (1), 18–19 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1846
Physics Today 66 (1), 19 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1847
Physics Today 66 (1), 19 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1848
Physics Today 66 (1), 19 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1849

Issues and Events

Physics Today 66 (1), 20 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1850

The top-down initiative aims to be interdisciplinary and international and to breed entrepreneurship.

Physics Today 66 (1), 20–21 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1851
Physics Today 66 (1), 22–23 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1852
Physics Today 66 (1), 23 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1853
Physics Today 66 (1), 23 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1854

Articles

Physics Today 66 (1), 25–26 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1855

While searching for a way to boost the resolution of an atomic spectrometer, Ramsey hit on a simple solution: Replace a single oscillating magnetic field with two separated ones.

Physics Today 66 (1), 27–32 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1856

Norman Ramsey’s interferometer has matured into a tool that can nondestructively detect the birth and death of single photons, prepare photon number states via feedback loops, and entangle atoms and photons into Schrödinger-cat states.

Physics Today 66 (1), 36–41 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1857

An extension of Rabi’s molecular-beam resonance method, originally devised for measuring nuclear magnetic moments, is proving useful also for microwave spectroscopy, masers and lasers.

Books

Physics Today 66 (1), 42–43 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1858
Physics Today 66 (1), 43–45 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1859
Physics Today 66 (1), 45 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1860
Physics Today 66 (1), 45–46 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1861
Physics Today 66 (1), 46–48 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1862

New Products

Physics Today 66 (1), 49–51 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1863

Obituaries

Physics Today 66 (1), 53 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1864

Quick Study

Physics Today 66 (1), 54–55 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1865

A jetpack can suspend a pilot in midair, in a way reminiscent of a magic carpet. But the magic is all in mechanical forces that can be readily estimated.

Back Scatter

Physics Today 66 (1), 68 (2013); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.1866
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