Recent News and Events
The Center for Elementary Particle and Astroparticle Physics KCETA of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany, has awarded Prof. Lisa Randall the 2015 Julius Wess Award for her research on unifying the fundamental forces of physics.
A new study, co-authored by the father-and-son team of Prof. Christopher Stubbs and Alexander Stubbs
Cells that are electrically active and that also produce light for easy voltage monitoring could lead to new studies of heart arrhythmias and possibly bio-computing.
We may have glimpsed liquid hydrogen abruptly changing into metallic hydrogen, which is the same stuff in the core of Jupiter. But how and when does this transition from gas to liquid metal occur? How does it behave?... Continue reading the article by Leah Burrows: Unveiling Jupiter’s Mysteries.
While the novel theory may never live up to the early hype, its innovative tools have helped scientists for decades, and the best may be yet to come. (Read the overview of the history of string theory by Steve Nadis: Discover Magazine, June 14, 2016.)
Paul C. Martin, the John Hasbrouck Van Vleck Professor of Pure and Applied Physics, Emeritus, and former dean of the Harvard Division of Applied Sciences, passed away on June 19.
Prof. Ashvin Vishwanath, together with four colleagues, has been awarded the 2016 European Physical Society Condensed Matter Division Europhysics Prize "for the theoretical prediction, the experimental discovery and the theoretical analysis of a magnetic skyrmion phase in MnSi, a new state of matter"...
Harvard Physics and JILA cientists propose a space-based gravitational wave detector consisting of two spatially separated, drag-free satellites sharing ultra-stable optical laser light over a single baseline. Each satellite contains an optical lattice atomic clock, which serves as a sensitive, narrowband detector of the local frequency of the shared laser light...
Hawking, Perry, and Strominger suggest that black holes might have "soft hair," low-energy quantum excitations that release information when the black hole evaporates.