Scientists make first direct images of topological insulator's edge currents
(Phys.org) —Researchers at a SLAC/Stanford institute have made the first direct images of electrical currents flowing along the edges of a topological insulator – a recently discovered state of matter ...
RHIC's perfect liquid a study in perfection
(Phys.org) —When heavy ions (the nuclei of heavy atoms such as gold and lead) collide at high energies at Brookhaven National Laboratory's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and Europe's Large Hadron Coll ...
Kenneth Wilson, Nobel winner for physics, dies
A physics professor who earned a Nobel prize for pioneering work that changed the way physicists think about phase transitions has died in Maine at age 77.
Rethinking the universe: Groundbreaking theory proposed in 1997 suggests a 'multiverse'
Some top scientists are beginning to worry that a radical idea proposed in 1997 by three University of Delaware physicists may be right.
New 31-km-long International Linear Collider ready for construction
Today the Linear Collider Collaboration published its Technical Design Report [PDF] for the International Linear Collider (ILC) - a proposed 31-kilometer electron-positron collider that will both complement and advance beyond the physics of the Large Had ...
California scientist still reinventing the wheel at 94
At 94, Dick Post is the oldest scientist Lawrence Livermore Laboratory has ever had. And he may be the most fascinating.
Observation of magnetic flipping in single proton heralds high-precision studies into matter and antimatter
One of the greatest mysteries of modern physics is the imbalance of matter and antimatter in the Universe. As every particle is produced and destroyed in tandem with its antiparticle, which has an identical ...
Is there an invisible tug-of-war behind bad hearts and power outages?
Systems such as a beating heart or a power grid that depend on the synchronized movement of their parts could fall prey to an invisible and chaotic tug-of-war known as a "chimera." Sharing its name with the fire-breathing, ...
Penetrating the quantum nature of magnetism
Antiferromagnets are materials that lose their apparent magnetic properties when cooled down close to absolute zero temperature. Different to conventional magnets, which can be described with classical physics ...
Simple theory may explain dark matter
Most of the matter in the universe may be made out of particles that possess an unusual, donut-shaped electromagnetic field called an anapole.
Researchers suggest magicians' mirror tricks could be used as large scale cloaking devices (w/ video)
Scientists moving 15-ton magnet from NY to Chicago
A 50-foot-wide electromagnet built in suburban New York is headed on a five-week journey to Chicago.
Research team proposes lumpy crust of X-ray pulsars responsible for arrest of spin slowing
SLAC's X-ray laser explores big data frontier
(Phys.org) —It's no surprise that the data systems for SLAC's Linac Coherent Light Source X-ray laser have drawn heavily on the expertise of the particle physics community, where collecting and analyzing ...