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From the Editor

Physics Today 72 (1), 8 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4102

Readers’ Forum

Physics Today 72 (1), 10–11 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4103
Physics Today 72 (1), 12 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4104

Search and Discovery

Physics Today 72 (1), 14–16 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4105

The method, based on scanning tunneling microscopy, lets researchers explore quantum mechanics in geometries not found in nature.

Physics Today 72 (1), 17–19 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4106

A newly observed type of vortex stabilizes the flight of plumed seeds.

Physics Today 72 (1), 19–21 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4107

Measurements from the Gaia spacecraft suggest a large star system merged with the Milky Way 10 billion years ago.

Issues and Events

Physics Today 72 (1), 22–25 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4108

The greatest impact on science and society comes from the devaluation of currency.

Physics Today 72 (1), 26–29 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4109

The Department of Energy is cutting red tape on cooperative R&D agreements and is organizing technology showcases.

Articles

Physics Today 72 (1), 30–37 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4110

The story of how solid-state physics emerged in the postwar period and was eventually rebranded as condensed-matter physics illuminates some major shifts in the late-20th-century physics community.

Physics Today 72 (1), 38–44 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4111

Suitable combinations of laser beams can make neutral atoms behave like electrons in a magnetic field.

Physics Today 72 (1), 46–52 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4112

Tempestuous interactions between plasmas, galaxies, and dark matter have shaped the history and current structure of the universe.

Books

Physics Today 72 (1), 53–54 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4113
Physics Today 72 (1), 54–56 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4114
Physics Today 72 (1), 56–57 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4115
Physics Today 72 (1), 58 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4116

New Products

Physics Today 72 (1), 59–60 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4117

Obituaries

In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 72 (1), 62 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4118
In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 72 (1), 63 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4119

Quick Study

Physics Today 72 (1), 66–67 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4120

Part of exploring other worlds is to prevent harmful organisms from hitching a ride from or to our planet.

Back Scatter

Physics Today 72 (1), 68 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4121
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