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A ton for Thompson's tome

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 315 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4096

The centennial celebrations for morphology masterwork On Growth and Form are just kicking off. We look at why physicists should get involved.

Science needs reason to be trusted

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 316 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4079

Author: Sabine Hossenfelder

That we now live in the grip of post-factualism would seem naturally repellent to most physicists. But in championing theory without demanding empirical evidence, we're guilty of ignoring the facts ourselves.

Physics under the fold

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 318 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4089

Author: Mark Buchanan

The many hats of a Cold War scientist

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 319 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4069

Author: Alex Wellerstein

Exhibition: The future's bright

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 320 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4093

Author: Luke Fleet & Federico Levi

General relativity: Going underground

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 321 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4097

Author: Luke Fleet

Active soft matter: Toroidal swimmers

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 321 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4098

Author: Bart Verberck

Quantum physics: Heroes of zeroes

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 321 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4099

Author: Yun Li

Accretion: Gone with the wind

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 321 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4100

Author: Iulia Georgescu

Computational ecology: The eyes have it

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 321 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4101

Author: Abigail Klopper

CP violation: Another piece of the puzzle

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 322 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4068

Authors: Gauthier Durieux & Yuval Grossman

A study of Λb baryon decays has provided the first direct experimental evidence that spinning matter and antimatter differ. This result may help us understand the puzzling matter–antimatter imbalance in the Universe.

High harmonic generation: A twist in coherent X-rays

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 327 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4088

Author: Carlos Hernández-García

Light beams with controllable orbital angular momentum can be generated in the extreme-ultraviolet or soft-X-ray regime, pushing the application of twisted light to the nanoscale.

Tricks for ticks

Wed, 05/04/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 414 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4090

Author: Hidetoshi Katori

Optical-lattice clocks have pushed the limits of frequency measurement — to such an extent that a tiny difference in altitude affects the clock's tick rate, as Hidetoshi Katori elucidates.

Neutrons for society, continued

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 199 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4071

The 50th anniversary of the Institut Laue–Langevin marks a time for celebration, and for reflection on the future of Europe's neutron-scattering landscape.

Deliberate exotic magnetism via frustration and topology

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 200 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4059

Authors: Cristiano Nisoli, Vassilios Kapaklis & Peter Schiffer

Introduced originally to mimic the unusual, frustrated behaviour of spin ice pyrochlores, artificial spin ice can be realized in odd, dedicated geometries that open the door to new manifestations of a higher level of frustration.

Babylonian puzzle

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 204 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4060

Author: Mark Buchanan

Critical behaviour: Monkey business

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 205 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4063

Author: Abigail Klopper

X-ray bursts: Blame the gap

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 205 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4064

Author: Iulia Georgescu

2D materials: Amorphous and fluctuating

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 205 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4065

Author: Bart Verberck

Quantum currency: No safe bets

Thu, 02/03/2017 - 00:00

Nature Physics 13, 205 (2017). doi:10.1038/nphys4066

Author: Yun Li

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