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The thing about data

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 717 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4238

The rise of big data represents an opportunity for physicists. To take full advantage, however, they need a subtle but important shift in mindset.

Simple yet successful

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 720 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4228

Author: Mark Buchanan

Music: Last night a DJ went to space

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 721 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4226

Author: Federico Levi

Quantum thermodynamics: In the demon's mind

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 722 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4232

Author: Andreas Trabesinger

Quantum communication: Satellite to ground control

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 722 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4233

Author: Iulia Georgescu

Plasma physics: Turbulent tabletops

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 722 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4234

Author: Federico Levi

Ultracold gases: A test of scaling

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 722 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4235

Author: Yun Li

Majorana modes: The new black

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 722 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4236

Author: Luke Fleet

The invention of dimension

Wed, 02/08/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 820 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4229

Author: Steven T. Bramwell

Assigning dimensions to physical quantities is not just for practicality. Steven T. Bramwell reflects on the deeper physical connotations of it all.

Tools of the trade — and how to use them

Tue, 04/07/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 619 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4215

The role of physicists in finance is changing, as quantitative trading opens an exciting alternative to traditional financial modelling, and data science lures would-be 'quants' away. But the void is being steadily filled by a new type of analyst.

A matter of responding to stress

Tue, 04/07/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 620 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4203

Author: Mark Buchanan

The eternal question

Tue, 04/07/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 621 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4199

Author: Abigail Klopper

Exhibition: Destination unknown

Tue, 04/07/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 622 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4197

Author: Adam Cox

Biomimetics: A sticky job for suckers

Tue, 04/07/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 623 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4206

Author: Abigail Klopper

Applied physics: Martian dust blower

Tue, 04/07/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 623 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4207

Author: Bart Verberck

Statistical physics: Dialectic magnetism

Tue, 04/07/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 623 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4209

Author: Federico Levi

Anyons: Not just another statistic

Tue, 04/07/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 623 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4210

Author: Luke Fleet

Meteoritics: Silica puzzle

Tue, 04/07/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 623 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4211

Author: Iulia Georgescu

Superconductivity: When Andreev meets Hall

Tue, 04/07/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 625 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4195

Authors: Gleb Finkelstein & François Amet

A device with superconducting contacts connected to graphene in the quantum Hall regime hints at a novel Andreev scattering mechanism.

Magnetic skyrmions: On a wedge

Tue, 04/07/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 629 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4200

Author: Bart Verberck

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