physics

gerard mourou

Recent Nobel Prize Winner Is 'Profoundly Sorry' for 'Degrading' Video of Women

2018 Nobel Prize winner Gerard Mourou made a music video where female dancers tear off their lab coats.
Sarah Emerson
10.4.18
nobel prizes

Leon Lederman, Nobel-Winning Physicist Who Coined the Term 'God Particle,' Dead at 96

Lederman sold his Nobel Prize at auction for $765,000 in 2015 in order to pay for medical bills.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.4.18
nobel prize

Donna Strickland Wins Nobel Prize for Pioneering Work That Led to Development of Laser Tools

Strickland and Gérard Mourou discovered a way to stretch and amplify laser beams in the 1980s.
Kaleigh Rogers
10.2.18
physics

Three Research Teams Account for the Total Sum of Ordinary Matter Particles in the Universe

Accounting for all matter the universe is pretty mind boggling, but it’s not nearly as impossible as it sounds.
Thom Dunn
9.21.18
physics

In Major Breakthrough, Scientists Observe Higgs Boson Decay into Bottom Quarks

After years of attempts, the particle’s most common decay pattern has finally been observed at the Large Hadron Collider.
Becky Ferreira
8.29.18
noodle physics

Finally, We Know How to Break Dry Spaghetti Noodles Perfectly In Half

A bend and a twist make dry noodles break in half, instead of shattering all over the kitchen.
Samantha Cole
8.15.18
physics

Physicists Are Misled by Outdated Notions of 'Beauty'

In the foundations of physics, it has become accepted practice to prefer hypotheses that are aesthetically pleasing.
Sabine Hossenfelder
7.11.18
Animation

We Talked to a Scientist Who Makes Those Incredibly Satisfying Computer Animations

Physics-based animation can be used to test the strength of bridges, make hyper-real animated films, and blow your mind.
Mirjam Guesgen
6.29.18
Don't Panic

The 42 Biggest Questions About Life, the Universe, and Everything

In a homage to 'Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,' two physicists explain the biggest unknowns in science. I’ve summed them up as a tweetstorm.
Daniel Oberhaus
5.8.18
antimatter

Scientists Have Measured the 'Color' of Antimatter for the First Time

It’s a finding three decades in the making.
Kate Lunau
4.5.18
Toilet Trouble

A Former NASA Scientist Almost Lost His Hearing Because of a Toilet Lid

Philip Metzger is a planetary scientist who nearly lost his hearing after dropping a lid to a toilet tank. As a physicist, he had to get to the bottom of how this could ever happen.
Daniel Oberhaus
4.5.18
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking Has Died at 76

Hawking was one of humanity's most important scientists and leaves behind an ongoing project to send a small spacecraft to Earth's closest star system.
Jason Koebler
3.14.18