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Chemistry - Physics - 14.02.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 14.02.2019
NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of Universe
NASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy's planetary systems. SPHEREx, the Spectro-Photometer for the History of the Universe, Epoch of Reionization and Ices Explorer, will carry out a two-year mission funded at $242 million (not including launch costs) with an expected launch in 2023.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 13.02.2019
NASA Selects Caltech-led SPHEREx Space Mission
NASA Selects Caltech-led SPHEREx Space Mission
NASA has selected a new Caltech-led space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common the ingredients for life are in our galaxy's planetary systems.

Physics - 12.02.2019

Environment - Physics - 11.02.2019
"The Arctic atmosphere is key to understanding climate change"
This summer, 40 international scientists will participate in the GLACE expedition around Greenland in order to study the effects of climate change in that region.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 08.02.2019
Obituary Notice: Walter Munk, World-Renowned Oceanographer, Revered Scientist
Walter Munk, who gave the Allies a strategic edge in World War II, helped nurture a university into existence, and became a living synonym for oceanography, died February 8 at his home in La Jolla, Calif.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 08.02.2019
Q-FARM initiative to bolster quantum research at Stanford-SLAC
The newly launched Quantum Fundamentals, ARchitecture and Machines initiative will build upon existing strengths in theoretical and experimental quantum science and engineering at Stanford and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 04.02.2019
UCLA leads development of first-of-its-kind telescope for gamma-ray astronomy
UCLA leads development of first-of-its-kind telescope for gamma-ray astronomy
Vladimir Vassiliev has served as principal investigator on project that could help address questions in very-high-energy astrophysics Stuart Wolpert The worldwide Cherenkov Telescope Array project ai

Physics - Business / Economics - 04.02.2019
EPSRC funds CS Centre for Doctoral Training
A new Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) will help train tomorrow's experts in Compound Semiconductor technologies.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 04.02.2019
A new EPFL fund rewards nine open science ideas
A new EPFL fund rewards nine open science ideas
The first call for proposal for the EPFL Open Science Fund attracted nearly 50 propositions. Nine projects were selected and will receive support to develop ideas fostering open and reproducible research on campus, and beyond. In September 2018, EPFL President Martin Vetterli announced the creation of the Open Science Fund to support the best ideas from everyone on campus with a total of CHF 3 Mio over the period 2019-2021.

Life Sciences - Physics - 30.01.2019
Science meets art
Science and art are often regarded as distinct - either a person can't be serious about both or an interest in one must relate somehow to work in the other.

Physics - 24.01.2019
Doomsday Clock remains at two minutes to midnight
Citing lack of progress on nuclear risks and climate change dangers as "the new abnormal," the University of Chicago-based Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on Jan.

Physics - Environment - 24.01.2019
MIT continues progress toward practical fusion energy
MIT continues progress toward practical fusion energy
In series of talks, researchers describe major effort to address climate change through carbon-free power.

Physics - 24.01.2019

Physics - 23.01.2019
One year into the mission, autonomous ocean robots set a record in survey of Antarctic ice shelf
One year into the mission, autonomous ocean robots set a record in survey of Antarctic ice shelf
A team of ocean robots deployed in January 2018 have, over the past year, been the first self-guided ocean robots to successfully travel under an ice sheet and return to report long-term observations.

Careers / Employment - Physics - 22.01.2019
Berkeley Lab Pioneer in Synchrotron Techniques and Tools Receives DOE Secretary's Award
Berkeley Lab Pioneer in Synchrotron Techniques and Tools Receives DOE Secretary’s Award
Zahid Hussain is honored with the Secretary's Distinguished Service Award during a surprise ceremony Zahid Hussain, a longtime scientist at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Labor

Physics - 17.01.2019
Join the #AuroraHunters
Join the #AuroraHunters
ESA > Our Activities > Operations > Space Situational Awareness It's difficult to comprehend the size and sheer power of our Sun, a churning ball of hot gas 4.6 billion years old and 1&pe

Physics - Event - 16.01.2019
Three awards from US Energy Department to fuel UW solar cell research
Three awards from US Energy Department to fuel UW solar cell research
Three teams led by University of Washington researchers have received competitive awards totaling more than $2.3 million from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technolog

Physics - Health - 16.01.2019
Optical tweezers control nano containers
Optical tweezers control nano containers
The renowned Journal "Optics & Photonics News" selected a publication of the Team of Prof. Cornelia Denz into the worldwide list of the 30 best publications in the year 2018.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 16.01.2019
Scientists to Inaugurate Prototype Schwarzchild-Couder Telescope at Whipple Observatory in Preparation for First Light
Expected to see first light in early 2019, a prototype Schwarzschild-Couder Telescope (pSCT) for gamma-ray astronomy will be unveiled in a special inauguration event on January 17, 2019 at the Center

Physics - Chemistry - 14.01.2019
Ers catalog defects that give 2-D materials amazing properties
Ers catalog defects that give 2-D materials amazing properties
Theoretical analysis distinguishes observed "holes" from the huge list of hypothetically possible ones. Amid the frenzy of worldwide research on atomically thin materials like graphene, there is one area that has eluded any systematic analysis - even though this information could be crucial to a host of potential applications, including desalination, DNA sequencing, and devices for quantum communications and computation systems.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 11.01.2019
Pioneering professor wins Eddington Medal
Pioneering professor wins Eddington Medal
A Cardiff University professor who discovered how to measure the expansion of the universe has been honoured by the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) .

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 11.01.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 10.01.2019
What Astronomers are Gleaning from a Big Blast Called
What Astronomers are Gleaning from a Big Blast Called "Cow"
On June 16, 2018, a brilliant stellar explosion unlike any seen before went off in the skies, quickly capturing the attention of astronomers around the globe.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 09.01.2019
Black-hole mathematician wins exceptional young scientist award
Imperial's Professor Gustav Holzegel is a Finalist in the second annual Blavatnik Awards in the UK, winning US$30,000.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 07.01.2019
CubeSats joining Hera mission to asteroid system
CubeSats joining Hera mission to asteroid system
ESA > Our Activities > Space Engineering & Technology > Hera When ESA's planned Hera mission journeys to its target binary asteroid system, it will not be alone. The spacecraft will carry two tiny CubeSats for deployment around - and eventual landing on - the Didymos asteroids. Each companion spacecraft will be small enough to fit inside a briefcase, as compared to the desk-sized Hera.

Life Sciences - Physics - 02.01.2019
Pushing the boundaries of the visible
Our cutting-edge technology platforms are key enablers of research at the FMI. One of the biggest of these, with the largest number of users, is the Facility for Advanced Imaging and Microscopy (FAIM). To find out more about the facility, and microscopy in general, we spoke to the joint heads of FAIM - Christel Genoud, who is responsible for Electron Microscopy, and Laurent Gelman, responsible for Light Microscopy.

Physics - Careers / Employment - 21.12.2018
101 books essential to the city of Chicago
Big Brains Podcast Climate change's human cost with Michael Greenstone How can a city be summed up in books? That's the question that Chicago By the Book , published earlier this year by the University of Chicago Press, tries to answer.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 21.12.2018
Diversity champ, and producing plastic: News from the College
Diversity champ, and producing plastic: News from the College
Here's a batch of fresh news and announcements from across Imperial. From well-deserved recognition of an Imperial diversity champion, to an investigation into the way we use plastics, here is some quick-read news from across the College.

Physics - Administration - 19.12.2018

Physics - Materials Science - 19.12.2018
Magnetic Materials Put More Power into Small Motors
Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University's Department of Materials Science and Engineering are studying soft magnetic materials to make hard changes to motors.

Physics - 18.12.2018
Why sharing a plate leads to better negotiation outcomes
Big Brains Podcast Climate change's human cost with Michael Greenstone Here's a new negotiating tactic: Enjoy a family-style meal with your counterpart before making your opening bid.

Physics - 17.12.2018
Sound waves levitate multiple objects - future technology for contactless medical procedures
Sound waves levitate multiple objects - future technology for contactless medical procedures
In the perhaps not so distant future, surgeons could perform a range of medical procedures all without touching the patient. Surgeons won't be shrunk and sent into the body like in the 1960s Sci-Fi, Fantastic Voyage, but could program a specialised array of mini-speakers to create an intricate sound field that ‘traps' and manipulates selected objects in ‘acoustic tweezers' for manipulation within tissue.

Physics - 17.12.2018
Data storage using individual molecules
Data storage using individual molecules
Researchers from the University of Basel have reported a new method that allows the physical state of just a few atoms or molecules within a network to be controlled.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 17.12.2018
Massive New Dark Matter Detector Gets Its 'Eyes'
Massive New Dark Matter Detector Gets Its ’Eyes’
Array of light-sensing photomultiplier tubes for the LUX-ZEPLIN dark matter detector arrives in South Dakota This press release is adapted from a release prepared by Brown University.

Physics - Chemistry - 13.12.2018
Researchers use jiggly Jell-O to make powerful new hydrogen fuel catalyst
Researchers use jiggly Jell-O to make powerful new hydrogen fuel catalyst
A cheap and effective new catalyst developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, can generate hydrogen fuel from water just as efficiently as platinum, currently the best - but also most expensive - water-splitting catalyst out there. The catalyst, which is composed of nanometer-thin sheets of metal carbide, is manufactured using a self-assembly process that relies on a surprising ingredient: gelatin, the material that gives Jell-O its jiggle.

Physics - Electroengineering - 12.12.2018
Microscopic Devices That Control Vibrations Could Allow Smaller Mobile Devices
Microscopic Devices That Control Vibrations Could Allow Smaller Mobile Devices
To make modern communications possible, today's mobile devices make use of components that use acoustic waves (vibrations) to filter or delay signals. However, current solutions have limited functionalities that prevent further miniaturization of the mobile devices and constrain the available communication bandwidth.  Now, a research team led by Chiara Daraio , Caltech professor of mechanical engineering and applied physics, has developed new versions of these components with abilities previous incarnations did not possess.

Health - Physics - 11.12.2018
Cutting-edge instrument expected to foster novel scientific insights
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Physics - Materials Science - 11.12.2018
ERC Consolidator Grant for physicist at Universität Hamburg
ERC Consolidator Grant for physicist at Universität Hamburg
The European Research Council (ERC) has awarded a ¤2 million Consolidator Grant to Dorota Koziej from the Department of Physics at Universität Hamburg.

Physics - 06.12.2018
Stanford theoretical physicist Shoucheng Zhang dies at 55
Zhang was a rare theorist who concerned himself with the implications of his abstract ideas about new quantum states of matter on experiments and future technologies. Facebook Twitter Email Shoucheng Zhang, the J.G. Jackson and C.J. Wood Professor in Physics at Stanford University whose research on the quantum physics of many interacting electrons led to the predictions of new phenomena and exotic states of matter, died on Dec.

Physics - Administration - 06.12.2018
EU grants 14 million to Swiss Researchers
Fuelling the next quantum revolution with the research project HERO An ERC Grant is the most prestigious award for excellent European research projects. A team with three researchers from the ETH Domain had also applied for such a grant. Today, Gabriel Aeppli from the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, Henrik Rønnow from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne EPFL and Nicola Spaldin from ETH Zurich, together with their colleague Alexander Balatsky from Nordita, Stockholm University, received the contract signed by the EU confirming the extraordinary 14 million euro funding.
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