Nicolaas (Nico) Bloembergen, Gerhard Gade University Professor, Emeritus, and 1981 Nobel Laureate, passed away at his home in Tucson, Arizona, on September 5, 2017.
         
image of a bird singing
Mahadevan Lab has developed a simple device to recreate complex birdsongs with the help of soft materials and mathematical modeling. The study finds that the inherent complexity in birdsongs might actually be the result of a simple controllable instability in the structure of the specialized organ used to create song, known as a syrinx...
         
Confined to a two-dimensional plane, electrons in a strong magnetic field travel along the edge in one-dimensional quantum Hall channels that are protected against backscattering. These channels can be used as solid-state analogs of monochromatic beams of light...