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  • New Head of Prestigious Physics Institute Describes Her Hunt for Dark Matter
    Katherine Freese, a physicist who will soon lead the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, reflects on the hunt for dark matter and how dark matter heating may have produced the first stars.
  • "Outspoken" Caltech Scientist Wins 2014 Gemant Award
    The American Institute of Physics (AIP) today announced that Sean Carroll, a physicist at the California Institute of Technology, is the winner of the 2014 Andrew Gemant Award, an annual prize recognizing significant contributions to the cultural, artistic or humanistic dimension of physics.
  • What Do You Need to Learn Upper Level Physics?
    Suppose you want to learn upper level physics. Do you have to use a physics textbook or a lecture? Is that the only way to learn? What Is Upper Level Physics? Traditionally, there are three big things in the physics curriculum: Classical Mechanics Electricity and Magnetism Quantum Mechanics At the introductory level, student typically study […]
  • Zecotek Display Systems and the Institute of Chemical Physics of the National Academy of Sciences Develop High ...
    Zecotek Display Systems and the Institute of Chemical Physics of the National Academy of Sciences Develop High-Performance Materials for use in 3D Printing
  • Research Rock-Star: Oxford Scientist Analyses The Physics Of Playing Guitar
    redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online When most scientists discuss string theory , they aren’t referring to the physics behind the distinctive lead guitar techniques of Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix, but that’s exactly what one Oxford University researcher examines in a new PLOS ONE study. “Very good guitarists will manipulate the strings to make the instrument sing,” Dr. David ...
  • The Wonders of Physics to hold special event Aug. 15
    The Wonders of Physics, a long-running science outreach effort at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will host a special preview of its new presentation, “The Physics of Plasma,” as part of a fundraising event Aug. 15.
  • String Theory: The Physics of Master Guitar Playing
    How do great guitarists bend a string like Eric Clapton or Jimi Hendrix? "Very good guitarists will manipulate the strings to make the instrument sing," David Robert Grimes, a physicist at Oxford University, in England, who plays guitar and was a member of a band in Dublin, Ireland, said in a statement. The physics of string instruments is fairly well understood, but "I wanted to understand what ...
  • Ten Inessential Papers in Quantum Physics [Uncertain Principles]
    I should really know better than to click any tweeted link with a huff.to shortened URL, but for some reason, I actually followed one to an article with the limited-reach clickbait title Curious About Quantum Physics? Read These 10 Articles!. Which is only part one, because Huffington Post, so it’s actually five articles. Three of…
  • Crisis Or Challenge? The Physics Of Today
    We don't have all the answers; many big questions hang over the world of theoretical physics. Is this business as usual? Or symptom of a major crisis in our understanding of nature?
  • The physics of lead guitar playing
    String bends, tapping, vibrato and whammy bars are all techniques that add to the distinctiveness of a lead guitarist's sound, whether it's Clapton, Hendrix, or BB King. Now guitarist and physicist Dr. David Robert Grimes has described the physics underlying these techniques in the journal PLOS ONE.

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