Physics Today

Exotic forms of silicon

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 16:42
The element’s complex free-energy landscape allows such structural motifs as rings, cages, and channel-like holes to emerge in extreme or unusual conditions.

Physics in 2116

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 16:42

Megatelescope releases its first image

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 16:42
With its construction just beginning, the Asteroid Belt Astronomical Telescope has already photographed an exoplanet with unrivaled clarity.

Privacy concerns prompt protests in California

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 16:42
The state’s new law mandating neural-network-based screenings has driven workers statewide to vent their anger.

African Arrow sees hints of structure in the fabric of space

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 16:42
The cellular nature of space reveals itself in the angular distribution of μ and μ‾ produced at the accelerator.

Emergent consciousness decoded

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 16:42
SAMI 9000, one of the world’s most sophisticated artificial intelligences, has allowed human colleagues to probe his brain as he drifts in and out of consciousness.

Imaginary futures

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 16:42

Foundational theories in topological physics garner Nobel Prize

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 16:42
The laureates bucked conventional wisdom to redefine the meaning of phases and phase transitions in one- and two-dimensional materials.

Chemistry Nobel honors mechanical bonds, molecular machines

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 16:42
The laureates laid the foundations for an emerging array of gadgets at the nanometer scale.

Spiral arms detected around an infant star

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 16:42
The spirals may be long-sought evidence of a gravitational instability predicted by hydrodynamic theory.

President Obama’s science legacy is big on climate change and clean energy

Fri, 02/12/2016 - 16:42
But his space policy underwhelmed, and the combination of a GOP-led Congress and fiscal constraints limited his science budgets.

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