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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.

Physics - Event - 05.12.2018
Courtenay Wright, particle physicist and D-Day witness, 1923-2018
Prof. Emeritus Courtenay Wright, a gifted teacher, World War II veteran and particle physicist who changed our understanding of the structure of protons and neutrons, died Nov.

Astronomy / Space Science - Physics - 05.12.2018
BepiColombo now firing on all cylinders
BepiColombo now firing on all cylinders
ESA Operations Ground Systems Engineering Space Debris SSA Ground stations ESOC Clean Space 5 December 2018 BepiColombo, the joint ESA/JAXA spacecraft on a mission to Mercury, is now firing its thrusters for the first time in flight. On Sunday, BepiColombo carried out the first successful manoeuver using two of its four electric propulsion thrusters.

Environment - Physics - 05.12.2018
"Sun in a box" would store renewable energy for the grid
Design for system that provides solaror wind-generated power on demand should be cheaper than other leading options. MIT engineers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand.

Physics - Astronomy / Space Science - 04.12.2018
First 'piggyback' kit for monitoring space weather launched
First ’piggyback’ kit for monitoring space weather launched
Tiny sensors for measuring the Earth's space weather environment have launched today attached to a South Korean satellite.

Physics - Politics - 04.12.2018
Gene Rochlin, who warned of overreliance on technology, dies at 80
Gene Rochlin, who warned of overreliance on technology, dies at 80
Gene I. Rochlin, a physicist-turned-political scientist who studied complex organizations like the military and warned of an overreliance on technology, including computers, died of complications from a stroke on Nov.

Physics - 03.12.2018
Berkeley Lab Takes a Quantum Leap in Microelectronics
Berkeley Lab Takes a Quantum Leap in Microelectronics
Ramamoorthy Ramesh, a Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) scientist in the Materials Sciences Division, leads a major Lab research initiative called "Beyond Moore's Law," which aims to develop next-generation microelectronics and computing architectures.

Physics - Chemistry - 03.12.2018

Physics - Careers / Employment - 30.11.2018
Ten projects awarded
ETH researchers had excellent results in the issuing of ERC grants: they were able to win 10 Consolidator Grants in the amount of 24 million Swiss francs for their research. Researchers from ETH Zurich have never before been able to win so many ERC Consolidator Grants in one round as they managed to this time.

Physics - Materials Science - 29.11.2018

Environment - Physics - 27.11.2018

Physics - Life Sciences - 27.11.2018

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 26.11.2018
Oxford’s first overseas research centre for physical science and engineering opens in China
The Oxford-Suzhou Centre for Advanced Research, known as OSCAR, opened last week in Suzhou Industrial Park (SIP) in eastern China.

Physics - Administration - 26.11.2018

Philosophy - Physics - 21.11.2018
Nailing It: Caltech Engineers Help Show That InSight Lander Probe Can Hammer Itself Into Martian Soil
Nailing It: Caltech Engineers Help Show That InSight Lander Probe Can Hammer Itself Into Martian Soil
On November 26, NASA's InSight lander will complete its six-and-a-half month journey to Mars, touching down at Elysium Planitia, a broad plain near the Martian equator that is home to the second largest volcanic region on the planet. There, NASA scientists hope to "give the Red Planet its first thorough checkup since it formed 4.5 billion years ago," according to the InSight mission website.

Physics - Pharmacology - 21.11.2018
The Romeo and Juliet of particle physics comes to Lakeside
When Shakespeare and science collide - that's the essence of a new opera coming to Nottingham Lakeside Arts' Djanogly Theatre on University Park on Tuesday 27 November 2018.

Philosophy - Physics - 21.11.2018
What magnetic fields can tell us about life on other planets
What magnetic fields can tell us about life on other planets
Every school kid knows that Earth has a magnetic field - it's what makes compasses align north-south and lets us navigate the oceans. It also protects the atmosphere, and thus life, from the sun's powerful wind. But what about other Earth-like planets in the galaxy? Do they also have magnetic fields to protect emerging life? A new analysis looks at one type of exoplanet - super-Earths up to five times the size of our own planet - and concludes that they probably do have a magnetic field, but one generated in a totally novel way: by the planets' magma oceans.

Physics - 20.11.2018
James Stirling (1953 - 2018): tributes to a remarkable academic life
Scientists, students and friends have paid tribute to James Stirling, Imperial's first Provost, who died on 9 November.

Physics - 15.11.2018
Cardiff in bid to build mini atomic clock
A bid to create a high-performance miniature atomic clock that drives future technologies is being partnered by Cardiff University and the Compound Semiconductor Centre (CSC).