Getting water out of your ears, cycling in echelons, and sailing physics

Get your summer sports kick with a peek at some of the latest research on sailing aerodynamics, cycling groups, and getting that pesky water unstuck from your ear after swimming!…

Calling all postdocs … find out more about the MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize

Professional societies, such as the Materials Research Society (MRS), are making strides toward helping postdoctoral researchers in their careers. MRS has instituted postdoctoral awards and other opportunities to engage postdocs, including involvement in various volunteer activities within MRS, publications, and conferences.

Storing Energy: The race for sustainable solutions

One of the biggest challenges facing the energy sector is how to store our energy when it’s not being used so that we can satisfy the peaks and troughs of our daily energy demands.…

Nobel Prize in Physics 2018 awarded for pioneering laser work

(note: this has been adapted from the Nobel Prize committees press release) The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Physics 2018“for groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics” with one half to Arthur Ashkin, Bell Laboratories, Holmdel, USA “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems” and the other half jointly to Gérard Mourou, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France & University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA and Donna Strickland, University of Waterloo, Canada “for their method of generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses”.

On the Cover of HPL: Experimental platform for the investigation of magnetized-reverse-shock dynamics in the context of POLAR

Accretion processes are among the most important phenomena in high-energy astrophysics as they are widely believed to provide the power supply in several astrophysical objects (from stellar objects to massive black holes), and are the main source of radiation in a large number of interactive binary systems.…

The Handbook of Medical Image Perception and Techniques – A Comprehensive Compilation of Concepts, Tools & State of the Art Research for Experienced Researchers & Those Just Curious

What makes the study of medical image perception unique is the fact that there is no single degree or area of training that characterizes those practicing it.

Analytical Mechanics

Professor Nivaldo A. Lemos takes part in a Q&A "It is hoped that, besides imparting the fundamental notions of analytical mechanics to fill the needs of most students, the book may prepare and persuade some readers to immerse themselves more deeply in, what I believe to be, a beautiful subject."

Quantum Field Theory for Economics and Finance

Author Belal Baaquie discusses his new book: Quantum Field Theory for Economics and Finance: "Quantum field theory (QFT) has been my primary domain of research. I was inspired to look beyond its applications in physics by the work of K. G. Wilson, who applied QFT to the classical phenomenon of phase transitions. I was convinced that uncertainty in the social sciences could also be similarly modeled by QFT".