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Physics Today 77 (6), 10 (2024); https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.uhfn.dgwo
Roman Jackiw and the chiral anomaly
Physics Today 77 (6), 11 (2024); https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.htxu.fhhn
Physics Today 77 (6), 11 (2024); https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.yaiw.fupw

Search and Discovery

Physics Today 77 (6), 12–14 (2024); https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.kvtv.jxde

For the first time, the energy level of an atomic nucleus has been directly manipulated with a laser.

Physics Today 77 (6), 15–16 (2024); https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.owpl.dsqh

Geophysical models and data analysis show that subsurface titanium causes anomalies in the Moon’s gravitational field.

Updates
Physics Today 77 (6), 17 (2024); https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.ugmx.qkfo

An image-scouring AI model assists researchers in finding signatures of the most elusive variety of neutrino.

Physics Today 77 (6), 18 (2024); https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.urlo.vsfr

A glass bead containing an impact crater just 9 µm across is the source of otherworldly titanium oxide compounds.

Physics Today 77 (6), 19 (2024); https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.uepw.cgbg

The Jovian moon’s abundance of a heavy sulfur isotope is higher than that of any other object in the solar system.

Physics Today 77 (6), 19–20 (2024); https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.ufgy.nwfg

The bespoke biomolecules interact with molecular targets in predictable, controllable ways.

Issues and Events

Physics Today 77 (6), 21–23 (2024); https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.myxz.pgmk

Widespread reconductoring of the US transmission system could ease bottlenecks that are preventing renewable energy sources from hooking up to power grids.

Physics Today 77 (6), 24–25 (2024); https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.ntvl.xydj

Nuclear and nonnuclear nations need to act to prevent the growing risk of accidental or deliberate use, says the former US secretary of energy.

Physics Today 77 (6), 26–27 (2024); https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.drnu.eipz

Science over subjectivity could increase juries’ confidence in gun identification.

Physics Today 77 (6), 28–29 (2024); https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.fjyp.njjd

The student-run organization seeks to increase outreach in Asia, Latin America, and the US.

Articles

Physics Today 77 (6), 30–36 (2024); https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.bmot.fjtv

After some two decades of advances in manufacturing processes, microLEDs have the quality and capabilities necessary for many display applications.

Physics Today 77 (6), 38–43 (2024); https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.owxp.nqan

Some of the fastest processes in physical and biological systems can be studied by generating ultrashort electron pulses.

Physics Today 77 (6), 44–50 (2024); https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.uvlg.jjol

Research that combines fluid dynamics and climate science is uncovering the inner workings of the North Atlantic’s overturning circulation. Future changes to that circulation system could trigger major disruptions to global weather patterns.

New Products

Physics Today 77 (6), 51–52 (2024); https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.sfgb.umnn

Quick Study

Physics Today 77 (6), 54–55 (2024); https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.czpd.mjuy

Microwave atomic clocks can easily be synchronized across long distances using RF methods. Their more precise optical cousins require a subtler approach.

Back Scatter

Physics Today 77 (6), 56 (2024); https://doi.org/10.1063/pt.xgtm.wpma
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