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From the Editor

Physics Today 69 (4), 8 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3118

Readers’ Forum

Physics Today 69 (4), 10–12 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3119
Physics Today 69 (4), 12 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3120
Physics Today 69 (4), 12 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3121
Physics Today 69 (4), 12 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3122

Search and Discovery

Physics Today 69 (4), 14–16 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3123

The twin laser interferometers nearly simultaneously received the call of two black holes in the violent final instants of their merger.

Physics Today 69 (4), 17–18 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3124

The movement of a few metal atoms in a narrowly tapered waveguide dramatically alters the transmission of light through it.

Physics Today 69 (4), 19–21 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3125

A hydrogel composite ink adopts different three-dimensional configurations depending on how the ink is patterned on a surface.

Physics Today 69 (4), 22 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3126
Physics Today 69 (4), 22 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3127
Physics Today 69 (4), 22 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3128
Physics Today 69 (4), 22–23 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3129
Physics Today 69 (4), 23 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3130
Physics Today 69 (4), 23 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3131
Physics Today 69 (4), 23 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3132

Issues and Events

Physics Today 69 (4), 24–27 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3133

Disaster preparation is getting more attention since Fukushima underscored that nuclear accidents can occur anywhere.

Physics Today 69 (4), 28–29 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3134

DOE says it will be 2032 before highly enriched uranium is supplanted in all US research reactors.

Physics Today 69 (4), 29–30 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3135

An online system to be launched soon will help female faculty self-organize into mentoring groups.

Physics Today 69 (4), 31 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3136

Articles

Physics Today 69 (4), 32–39 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3137

The fundamental questions of the future will be profound, sophisticated, and difficult to answer. And the great projects of the future will be grand indeed.

Physics Today 69 (4), 40–47 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3138

A history of the patronage, design, and funding of New Horizons offers a glimpse of how US space-science policy was formulated before and after the turn of the 21st century.

Physics Today 69 (4), 48–53 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3139

Internet technologies are helping physics teachers provide their students with more lab time and expose them to a wider variety of experiments.

Books

Physics Today 69 (4), 54 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3140
Physics Today 69 (4), 54–56 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3141
Physics Today 69 (4), 56–57 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3142
Physics Today 69 (4), 57–58 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3143
Physics Today 69 (4), 58–60 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3144

New Products

Physics Today 69 (4), 63–66 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3145

Obituaries

In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 69 (4), 69–70 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3146
In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 69 (4), 70–71 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3147

Quick Study

Physics Today 69 (4), 78–79 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3148

With the aid of confocal microscopy, bioarchaeologists can quantitatively assess tooth wear and determine diet.

Back Scatter

Physics Today 69 (4), 80 (2016); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.3149
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