Posts Tagged ‘Physics World’

In February’s edition of Physics World…The future of Fermilab

By Lena | 1 Feb, 2012 | 0 Comments
In February’s edition of Physics World…The future of Fermilab

In this month’s Physics World, reviews and careers editor, Margaret Harris, visits the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) to explore what future projects are in the pipeline now that the lab’s Tevatron particle accelerator has closed for good. After more than 25 years of groundbreaking discoveries, the Tevatron accelerator has finally surrendered to the mighty […]

In January’s edition of Physics World – Through hardship to the stars

By Lena | 4 Jan, 2012 | 0 Comments
In January’s edition of Physics World – Through hardship to the stars

“Humanity’s adventurous, stubborn, mad and glorious aspiration to reach the stars” is the subject of Physics World’s lead feature in January. Sidney Perkowitz, Candler Professor of Physics Emeritus at Emory University, Atlanta, US, reports from the 100 Year Starship Study (100YSS) conference and discusses the challenges that interstellar travel presents.  With current propulsion technology only […]

In this month’s Physics World: Physicists consider their own carbon footprint

By Lena | 30 Sep, 2011 | 0 Comments
In this month’s Physics World: Physicists consider their own carbon footprint

In October’s issue of Physics World, Phil Marshall, an astrophysicist at the University of Oxford, calls on physicists to pull their weight when it comes to climate change, drawing on his own research showing that astronomers average 23,000 air miles per year flying to observatories, conferences and meetings, and use 130 KWh more energy per […]

Physics could be behind the secrets of crop-circle artists

By Lena | 1 Aug, 2011 | 0 Comments
Physics could be behind the secrets of crop-circle artists

In this month’s edition of Physics World, Richard Taylor, director of the Materials Science Institute at the University of Oregon, takes a serious, objective look at a topic that critics might claim is beyond scientific understanding – crop circles. As the global crop-circle phenomenon grows alongside advances in science and technology, Taylor notes how physics […]

Why ‘event cloaks’ could be the key to the ultimate bank heist

By Lena | 1 Jul, 2011 | 0 Comments
Why ‘event cloaks’ could be the key to the ultimate bank heist

In this month’s special issue of Physics World, which examines the science and applications of invisibility, Martin McCall and Paul Kinsler of Imperial College London describe a new type of invisibility cloak that does not just hide objects – but events. Using the ultimate bank heist as an example, McCall and Kinsler explain how a […]

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