Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination

Issues

From the Editor

Physics Today 72 (2), 8 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4122

Readers’ Forum

Physics Today 72 (2), 10–12 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4123
Physics Today 72 (2), 12 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4124
Physics Today 72 (2), 12 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4125
Physics Today 72 (2), 12 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4126

Search and Discovery

Physics Today 72 (2), 14–16 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4127

Careful analysis of a bimolecular collision reveals that gas-phase chemistry still holds surprises.

Physics Today 72 (2), 17–20 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4128

A neural network increases image quality when it knows what to look for.

Physics Today 72 (2), 20–23 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4129

In situ measurements capture a nonturbulent, efficient reconnection event on Earth’s nightside.

Issues and Events

Physics Today 72 (2), 24–28 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4130

Their wish list: Support creativity and theoretical disciplines, maintain links with UK colleagues amid the uncertainty of Brexit, and continue the strong ties with industry that helped the country recover from deep recession.

Physics Today 72 (2), 28–29 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4131

A private company pursuing an alternative path to fusion energy is banking on revenues from inventions it makes along the way.

Articles

Physics Today 72 (2), 32–33 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4132
Physics Today 72 (2), 34–35 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4133

As specialization increased over the course of the 20th century, the journal sought to keep physicists updated on what was happening in the growing number of subdisciplines.

Physics Today 72 (2), 36–37 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4134

Determining where the elements of the periodic table come from has taken decades of interdisciplinary research in astronomy, chemistry, and nuclear physics.

Physics Today 72 (2), 38–39 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4135

Soft matter, a diverse subject that crosses the boundaries of physics, chemistry, and materials science, continues to surprise with its rich phenomena.

Physics Today 72 (2), 40–41 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4136

Progress in plasma physics and accelerator science research advances astrophysics, energy production, and many other scientific fields.

Physics Today 72 (2), 42–43 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4137

New mathematical approaches have extended physicists’ understanding of magnets, superfluids, and other complex systems.

Physics Today 72 (2), 44–45 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4138

One of the subtlest phenomena in physics has been subjected to more than a century of experimental and theoretical investigations.

Physics Today 72 (2), 46–47 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4139

Topology has emerged as a crucial and fruitful component of modern physics.

Physics Today 72 (2), 48–49 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4140

Controlling coherent light across a vast spectral range enables ultraprecise measurements and the quantum control of atomic, molecular, and condensed-matter systems.

Physics Today 72 (2), 50–51 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4141

More than a century after the birth of quantum mechanics, physicists and philosophers are still debating what a “measurement” really means.

Physics Today 72 (2), 52–53 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4142

It took decades to discover the quarks, leptons, and gauge and scalar bosons that make up our current picture of particle physics.

Physics Today 72 (2), 54–55 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4143

Understanding the subatomic particles and the interactions among them required the development of ever more sophisticated experiments—from early cloud chambers to huge, multielement detectors.

Books

Physics Today 72 (2), 57–58 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4144
Physics Today 72 (2), 59 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4145
Physics Today 72 (2), 60–61 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4146
Physics Today 72 (2), 61–63 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4147

New Products

Physics Today 72 (2), 65–68 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4148

Obituaries

In Special Collection: Print Obituaries
Physics Today 72 (2), 71 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4149

Quick Study

Physics Today 72 (2), 74–75 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4150

A moderated discussion can help clarify the concerns and opinions of the physics community. But if it’s not arranged and analyzed with care, even well-meaning efforts can lead to problems.

Back Scatter

Physics Today 72 (2), 76 (2019); https://doi.org/10.1063/PT.3.4151
Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal