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American Physical Society Appoints Rachel Burley Chief Publications Officer

The American Physical Society (APS), publisher of the prestigious Physical Review journals, has appointed Rachel Burley as its first Chief Publications Officer (CPO). In this new role, Burley will manage more than a dozen leading peer-reviewed...
22-Aug-2022 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Porous artificial rock helps channel an answer to a 54-year-old mystery

Princeton researchers have solved a 54-year-old puzzle about why certain fluids strangely slow down under pressure when flowing through porous materials, such as soils and sedimentary rocks.
10-Nov-2021 1:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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CubeSats Prove Their Worth for Scientific Missions

Only a few years ago, the astronomy and heliophysics communities were skeptical about whether CubeSats could reliably obtain scientific data. But these breadloaf-size satellites have proven their ability to return useful data. During the APS April...
11-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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How to Defend the Earth from Asteroids

The Chelyabinsk meteor caused extensive ground damage and numerous injuries when it exploded on impact with Earth’s atmosphere in February 2013; to prevent another such impact, Amy Mainzer and colleagues use a simple yet ingenious way to spot...
11-Apr-2019 3:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Snowball Chamber’ Helps Researchers Use Supercooled Water to Search for Dark Matter

After watching YouTube videos of people supercooling water in a bottle and then triggering it to freeze by banging it, something about this concept solidified for Matthew M. Szydagis, an assistant professor of physics at the University at Albany,...
11-Apr-2019 3:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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DIY Gravitational Waves with 'BlackHoles@Home'

Researchers hoping to better interpret data from the detection of gravitational waves generated by the collision of binary black holes are turning to the public for help. West Virginia University assistant professor Zachariah Etienne is leading what...
11-Apr-2019 3:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Travel Through Wormholes is Possible, But Slow

A Harvard physicist has shown that wormholes can exist: tunnels in curved space-time, connecting two distant places, through which travel is possible. But don’t pack your bags for a trip to other side of the galaxy yet; although it’s...
13-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Physics Tip Sheet: APS April Meeting

This tip sheet highlights interesting presentations from the upcoming 2019 APS April Meeting in Denver -- a major international meeting that features talks and presentations about discoveries in astrophysics, particle physics, energy research and...
4-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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