October 16, 2015 11:21 AM
The Victorian novelist was surprisingly fond of the adjective "electric."
October 9, 2015 10:42 AM
Three years ago, universities in Hong Kong switched from three-year, English-style degrees to four-year, US-style degrees.
October 2, 2015 12:52 PM
Curious about the VW emissions scandal, Physics Today's online editor looks into the physics and chemistry of diesel engines.
September 25, 2015 10:50 AM
Bibliometric analysis identifies topics that quickly attract the interest of researchers.
September 18, 2015 11:44 AM
Will physicists adopt a mathematician's idea to create a refereed journal that draws its content from the arXiv preprint server?
September 4, 2015 10:21 AM
To become an accomplished speaker, you need to practice.
August 28, 2015 1:47 PM
Which will be achieved first: a practical fusion generator or cheap, reliable energy for the world's poor?
August 21, 2015 11:18 AM
The Estonian physicist, who died last month, was in the vanguard of solid-state NMR and in winning independence for his country.
August 14, 2015 11:42 AM
The great physicist spent the last three decades of his life in some of London’s most sought-after neighborhoods.
July 31, 2015 11:14 AM
An exhibition of video installations emphasized contemplative perception and demonstrated the use of computer technology in art.
July 24, 2015 10:55 AM
Peer review was not the gold standard in the 1920s, nor were quantum mechanics and relativity viewed by all as the future of physics.
July 17, 2015 10:53 AM
A string of technobabble from a 1970s TV show echoed Felix Bloch’s 1936 proposal to use neutrons for studying magnetism.
July 10, 2015 9:57 AM
At a time of technological optimism, a French cheese maker chose to label his newest product with a rocket.
July 2, 2015 11:45 AM
To some writers of the past, enhancing human sight through technology was a horrifying prospect.
June 26, 2015 11:03 AM
Horizon and its US offshoot Nova have been on air for decades. What accounts for their longevity?
June 19, 2015 2:26 PM
Katsumi Tsukamoto of Japan’s Nihon University uses techniques from various disciplines to elucidate the behavior of eels and their ancestors.
June 12, 2015 9:27 AM
An ethnographic study tracked the evolving attitudes of three physics majors toward physics as a subject and a career choice.
June 5, 2015 11:37 AM
Exoplanets, SI units, and fuel-producing algae were among scientific topics featured at a comic-book convention.
May 29, 2015 11:06 AM
Some paradigm-shifting physics papers lay dormant for decades until an advance in experimental technique revived them.
May 22, 2015 12:04 PM
A historian’s look back at the 1930s has lessons for physicists in the 2010s.