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Physics Today 71 (9), 8 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4007

Readers’ Forum

Physics Today 71 (9), 10–11 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4008
Physics Today 71 (9), 12 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4009
Physics Today 71 (9), 12–13 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4010
Physics Today 71 (9), 13 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4011

Search and Discovery

Physics Today 71 (9), 14–16 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4012

Nonnative organisms have the unexpected potential to colonize the southern polar region, according to an interdisciplinary study that combined DNA analysis and ocean-current dynamics.

Physics Today 71 (9), 17–19 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4013

When a metal surface catalyzes a chemical process, each surface atom’s local environment matters.

Physics Today 71 (9), 19–21 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4014

The synthesis of low-defect boron arsenide crystals could reduce overheating in electronic devices.

Physics Today 71 (9), 21 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4015
Physics Today 71 (9), 21 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4016

Issues and Events

Physics Today 71 (9), 22–25 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4017

A test site in Utah will focus on tackling technical barriers.

Physics Today 71 (9), 26–29 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4018

Critics dismiss the idea of scrubbing meaningful amounts of carbon dioxide from the air, but proponents say the approach could be scaled up for the job.

Articles

Physics Today 71 (9), 32–38 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4019

Perhaps the most important reason to understand the deep history of a field is that it is the right thing to do.

Physics Today 71 (9), 40–47 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4020

When the discrete time-translation symmetry of isolated, periodically driven systems is spontaneously broken, a new phase of matter can emerge.

Physics Today 71 (9), 48–55 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4021

The founder of two of India’s preeminent nuclear-science research centers insisted that scientists be surrounded by culture and beauty.

Books

Physics Today 71 (9), 57–58 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4022
Physics Today 71 (9), 58–59 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4023
Physics Today 71 (9), 59 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4024
Physics Today 71 (9), 61 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4025
Physics Today 71 (9), 62 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4026

New Products

Physics Today 71 (9), 63 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4027

Obituaries

In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 71 (9), 67 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4028
In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 71 (9), 68 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4029

Quick Study

Physics Today 71 (9), 74–75 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4030

Optical dating uses light signals emitted from buried sediment grains to measure how long those grains were underground.

Back Scatter

Physics Today 71 (9), 76 (2018); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4031
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