Just as fictional steampunk unites Victorian style with sci-fi tech, a new branch of physics is updating thermodynamics for modern quantum systems
Originally published in July 1948
But more data are needed before physicists know for sure
In our conversations, he ventured far and wide across science, literature and politics, offering unorthodox ideas with a bracing self-confidence
The great astrophysicist Fred Hoyle (1915–2001) named the big bang theory but never embraced it...
Originally published in March 1961
Scientists across the globe have been cut off from sites and experimental resources—or stranded abroad
Scientists at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics engage in a series of conversations
Space agencies must balance keeping staff safe and meeting launch deadlines
Submarine neutrino detectors will hunt for dark matter, distant star explosions, and more
The Nobel Prize winner espoused an antireductionist vision of science in which “more is different”...
Some citizen science projects can be done during quarantine
The interactions with the environment that cause it are what make quantum measurement possible
The collision helped seed Earth with its precious metals
New analyses question whether mysterious gamma-ray and x-ray light in the galaxy actually stems from an invisible mass
A new computer model shows how a buried ocean on Pluto might have enabled seismic waves to travel
Physicists have found a way the theory might limit the cosmic inflation that is thought to have expanded the early universe
They’ll serve as the hearts of “discovery factories” for planetary science, astrophysics, materials physics, fusion, and more
An Ohio particle accelerator will test an alternative idea of how the universe’s carbon came to be
The growth layers in a 70-million-year-old clam shell indicate that a year back then had more than 370 days, with each day being only about 23.5 hours.