March 7, 2014 10:22 AM
The peer-reviewed paper remains the pre-eminent means to communicate research, but that doesn't mean scholars should eschew blogs and other new media.
February 21, 2014 3:56 PM
Max von Laue was awarded the 1914 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the diffraction of x rays by crystals.
February 14, 2014 9:57 AM
Physics Today's Facebook page is connecting physics enthusiasts from different countries and cultures.
February 7, 2014 2:49 PM
The annual gathering of the American Meteorological Society offers a rich and interesting mix of pure and applied science.
January 31, 2014 11:22 AM
A children's magazine suggests to its readers that their birth month determines their character.
January 24, 2014 1:47 PM
The diverse and fruitful applications of spin-glass physics were not obvious to the researchers who established the field more than 50 years ago.
January 10, 2014 2:00 PM
When it comes to conference sessions, physicists and historians can learn from each other.
December 20, 2013 9:50 AM
An interest in other sciences won't develop if the opportunities for public outreach are limited
December 16, 2013 10:30 AM
A new bibliometric index, the author impact factor, reveals the highs and lows of a researcher's career.
December 6, 2013 12:00 PM
Missing his former career in rock music, philosopher of physics Steve Weinstein has returned to the studio to record a new album.
November 22, 2013 2:23 PM
Pursuing a career in academic research often entails wrenching moves across and between countries.
November 14, 2013 3:14 AM
A new study of citations, coauthorships, and other bibliographical data suggests that science is becoming less international.
November 8, 2013 12:00 PM
Imparting knowledge entails more than teaching facts.
October 18, 2013 3:20 AM
One of Lord Rayleigh's brothers practiced science-based farming, founded a real estate company, and advised the British government.
October 11, 2013 12:00 PM
Computational methods have been behind several Nobels, not just this year's Chemistry prize.
October 4, 2013 4:00 AM
Who will be getting congratulatory phone calls from Sweden next week? Physics Today's online editor, Charles Day, makes his picks.
September 25, 2013 12:00 AM
The MI6 agent's occasional ventures into space are the least plausible element of the long-running movie series.
September 18, 2013 12:00 PM
Tufted surfaces have appeared on the walls of Indian restaurants and in an experiment to investigate the compressive strength of cartilage.
September 11, 2013 1:23 AM
Online editor Charles Day investigates what became of the research he wrote about in three news stories from ten years ago.
September 4, 2013 11:51 AM
Jeff Smith's comic-book series RASL explores the physical basis of multiple worlds scenarios. Originally published in 15 black-and-white issues, RASL was reissued this month in a single hardbound full-color volume.