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The roles of research and “fit” in tenure
Physics Today 77 (5), 10–11 (2024);
A note on 100 kW laser power
Physics Today 77 (5), 11 (2024);
Physics Today 77 (5), 11 (2024);

Search and Discovery

Physics Today 77 (5), 12–14 (2024);

Diamond has the ability to squeeze materials to immense pressures and to measure their magnetic properties. Now it can do both at the same time.

Physics Today 77 (5), 15–16 (2024);

Rising temperatures may threaten species regardless of the traits that they have, according to a new paleoclimate and paleobiology analysis.

Physics Today 77 (5), 17–18 (2024);

At the bulk scale, gold and rhodium separate like oil and water, but at the nanoscale, they can mix completely. The reason for the miscibility is on the particles’ surface.


Physics Today 77 (5), 19–20 (2024);

A solvent with small molecules forms channels that increase the speed of lithium-ion transport, even at low temperatures.

Physics Today 77 (5), 20 (2024);

The charges may allow engineers to mitigate the aerosols’ contribution to urban pollution.

Issues and Events

Physics Today 77 (5), 21–24 (2024);

The National Nuclear Security Administration must cope with resurgent geopolitical threats accentuated by Vladimir Putin’s nuclear saber-rattling.

Physics Today 77 (5), 24–26 (2024);

The techniques promise earlier disease detection that can lead to better outcomes.

Physics Today 77 (5), 26–27 (2024);

An art historian uncovers an astronomical device that exposes centuries of cross-cultural exchange.

Physics Today 77 (5), 28–29 (2024);

As Berhe returns to academia, the soil biogeochemist discusses the federal agency’s work on major research facilities, AI algorithms, and training the next generation of scientists.


Physics Today 77 (5), 30–35 (2024);

Even though the Navier–Stokes equations are deterministic, it seems that you cannot make predictions beyond a fixed time horizon, no matter how small the initial uncertainty.

Physics Today 77 (5), 36–42 (2024);

The birth of stars is tightly entangled with interstellar shocks, which makes shocked regions a paradise for astrochemistry.

Physics Today 77 (5), 44–51 (2024);

In the 1960s CERN initiated a series of popular-science talks for nonacademic staff in the belief that getting them interested in science was key to its becoming a world-leading laboratory.

New Products

Physics Today 77 (5), 52 (2024);

Quick Study

Physics Today 77 (5), 54–55 (2024);

A mission en route to the unusual asteroid Psyche may be humanity’s only opportunity to visit the core of a planetary body.

Back Scatter

Physics Today 77 (5), 56 (2024);
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