Jim Peebles’ award honors modern cosmological theory at last
A miniature gravitational wave detector under development would measure higher-frequency waves than LIGO
A grounding science activity from Science Buddies
Anomalous motions of stars orbiting our galaxy’s central supermassive black hole might reveal the existence of long-hypothesized tunnels through spacetime
John B. Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino share the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry “for the development of lithium-ion batteries” that have led to portable electronic devices that are rechargeable virtually anywhere on the planet...
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham and Akira Yoshino “for the development of lithium-ion batteries.”
The new study demonstrates a bizarre quantum effect at never-before-seen scales
The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physics goes to James Peebles “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology” and to Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz “for the discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star.”...
Science writer John Horgan wins a 2002 bet with physicist Michio Kaku that by 2020 no unified theory of physics will win a Nobel Prize...
James Peebles, who helped found the field of cosmology, shares the prize with Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, discoverers of the first exoplanet around another sunlike star
As quantum computing creeps closer, IBM successfully demonstrates a way to secure sensitive information
Researchers search for ways to put today’s small noisy quantum systems to work
A light science activity from Science Buddies
The physicist and computer scientist Stephanie Wehner is planning and designing the next internet—a quantum one
Physics historian Graham Farmelo talks about his latest book, The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Math Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets.
The construction of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), the world’s largest nuclear fusion experiment, is now 60 percent complete
A slight temperature difference at night between a surface losing heat and the surrounding air can be harnessed to generate electricity to power lights.
A new finding limits how much the bizarre particle can weigh, shedding light on a physics quandary
Book recommendations from the editors of Scientific American
A geometric science project from Science Buddies