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Headed to APS April Meeting 2024 in Sacramento? Here’s What You Should Know.
The meeting convenes nuclear, high energy, and particle physicists in all career stages.
As Academic Journals Move Toward Open Access, Some in the Industry Take Action to Reduce Inequity
Challenges remain in making sure that open access models are sustainable in the long run.
Get Ready for APS March Meeting 2024
As APS heads to Minneapolis, physicists can engage in person, online, or at a satellite event abroad.
At the Nobel Lectures, Laureates Discussed Their Work Illuminating Electrons
The physics laureates shared their stories with the public in Stockholm.
Drones Blowing, and Flying, In The Wind
At an APS fluid dynamics meeting, researchers showed off new robotic technologies for studying atmospheric pollution.
The Surprising Physics of How Dogs and Cats Drink Water
Yes, they lap. But what does that mean?
The Path to a Clean-Energy Electric Grid Has Roadblocks, but Physicists Can Help
At the April Meeting, experts discussed the challenges to achieving clean-energy electricity.
Muon Telescope Developed at Fermilab Could Unlock Mysteries of the Great Pyramid of Giza
Researchers are using fundamental particles to peer inside a wonder of the ancient world.
To Become Brighter, Synchrotron Light Sources Must First Go Dark
Around the world, specialized accelerators are going offline to prepare for major upgrades.
The Dawn of Bendy, Squishy Robots
The metal contraptions of the popular imagination are making way for soft robotics powered by fluids and formed using origami folds.
From Atoms to Black Holes at the March Meeting’s Kavli Symposium
Research in four fields, at four different scales.
Expanding Physics at the March Meeting
Physics is growing, and it shows.
Get Ready for the APS April Meeting 2023
In Minneapolis or online, physicists can connect over the latest discoveries, “from quarks to cosmos.”
Controlling a Zombie Outbreak — and Beyond
A modified epidemiology model highlights the role of medical treatment in countering the spread of infections.
This Summer, Particle Physicists Will Prioritize Projects for the Field’s Future
The P5 panel is gathering information that will shape its recommendations.
New Technique Generates Non-Flickering Flames at Normal Gravity and Atmospheric Pressure
Flickering flames are more unstable. Researchers have come up with a novel way to keep them still.
The 2022 Physics Laureates Share Their Stories in Stockholm
As the Nobel Prize returns to ‘real life,’ quantum physicists challenge our view of reality.
Get Ready for the APS March Meeting 2023
In Las Vegas or online, engage with peers from across the globe.
Designing Self-Powered Breath Sensors to Track Chronic Respiratory Conditions
Engineers at an APS meeting on fluid dynamics presented an implantable sensor that can detect signs of an asthma attack in rabbits.
Here’s How Honeybees Fly in Windy Conditions
New research suggests that even in turbulent wind, honeybees maintain their average flying velocity and move in a zig-zag-like pattern.
How Sound Waves Could Power a Greener Air-Conditioner
At an APS meeting on fluid dynamics, researchers discussed thermoacoustic cooling, an old technology attracting new interest.
New Models Expand Thermodynamics to Humidity-Driven Engines That Mimic Plants
Researchers rework traditional thermodynamics to study mechanisms that create motion from changes in humidity.
Scientists Investigate Salty Stellar Recipes
In large collections of stars, sodium is far more abundant than expected — so scientists bring a stellar reaction into the lab.
Physicists Can Help Combat Global Threat of Nuclear Weapons, Say Experts at Nuclear Physics Meeting
Speakers at an APS meeting on nuclear physics discussed the past, present, and future of nuclear weapons.
Sixty Years After, Physicists Model Electromagnetic Pulse of a Once-Secret Nuclear Test
At an APS meeting on plasma physics, physicists present simulations of Starfish Prime, a high-altitude nuclear test in 1962.
Astrophysics in Albuquerque: The APS Four Corners Section Meets in October
Physics thrives in the Southwest.
New Experiment Suggests Imaginary Numbers Must Be Part of Real Quantum Physics
A new experiment strengthens the evidence that imaginary numbers play an irreplaceable role in quantum theory.
What Does the Nobel Prize’s Fame Mean for Science?
Physicists weigh in on physics’ most famous award.
Division of Computational Physics
A home for physicists studying the third pillar of science.
Scientists Create 3D-Printed Model to Study How Particles Move Through Blood
The research could improve embolization, a procedure to stop bleeding and fight tumors.
In Proof-of-Principle Experiment, Researchers Use Tiny Chip to Separate Squishy Cells from Hard Particles
Microfluidic devices could help scientists sort sick cells by softness.
Gas Particles, Ferromagnets—and Voters?
Some researchers are using the tools of physics to study social processes like elections.
The APS Topical Group on Hadronic Physics
Studying the strong force? You need a strong community.
The Newest Quantum Frontier: Building a Skilled Workforce
Education in quantum mechanics has lagged for years. Experts are trying to change this.
Scientists Create New Way to Predict Rogue Waves in Crossing Sea Conditions
“Rogue” waves—unusual and enormous—pose a threat to ships.
For Agile Flight, Just Add Feathers
Humble feathers called “coverts” could inspire new designs for aircraft wings.
Computer Simulations Uncover How Barnacles Slow Down Ships
The critters force boats to burn more fuel—and create more emissions.
How to Squeeze a Rock Like the Center of a Planet
Scientists shared research at SHOCK22, an APS conference about materials under pressure.
Lighting Tiny Movie Sets With the World’s Most Intense X-Rays
Scientists at DAMOP discuss the future of X-ray free electron lasers.
Researchers Find Home in Division of Physics of Beams (DPB) and Look Ahead to August Meeting in New Mexico
From August 7-12, beam physicists will meet in Albuquerque.
Searching for New Molecules with Quantum Computers
Could the budding technology see a breakthrough application in chemistry?
Interview with Denis Bartolo, New Lead Editor of Physical Review X
His route to physics was unconventional—and his coffee habits still are.
What Was the Climate Like 1,000 Years Ago? Ask Argon-39
At DAMOP, physicists showcase advances in atom trace trap analysis.
From Great Plains to Alaska, Physicists in the Northwest Section Prepare for June Meeting in Canada
Physics, across two million square miles.
In Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, Physicists Find a Home in One of APS’s Oldest Geographical Sections
The Eastern Great Lakes Section offers its 1,500 members a cozy venue for collaboration.
Molecular Machines Make Waves at APS March Meeting
The human body is full of tiny machines—and physicists are eager to learn more.
APS’s Energy Research Journal, PRX Energy, Publishes its First Issue
The newest Physical Review journal, centered on energy science, published its first papers.
Physicists—Jolted by Surprising Mass of Subatomic Particle—Share Discovery at APS April Meeting
At the April Meeting, scientists shared a surprise: the W boson is heavier than expected.

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