Introducing our ‘Highlights of 2016’ collection
Top 5 Most Read in 2016
We look back at the articles which were most popular with our readers in the last 12 months.
Better than shopping re-visited: read the physics of black this Friday
Forget shopping this black Friday, its all about astronomy, cloaking and black holes.
Image of the week: nuclear processes in the universe
Nuclear reactions in stars are the powerhouses of the universe, and its these same processes that create the elements. Understanding these processes is one of the core aims in the field of nuclear astrophysics – something that our recent interview… Read More ›
The CRESST experiment: an interview with dark matter hunters
Dr Florian Reindl and Dr Moritz v. Sivers tell us about the hunt for dark matter and rare nuclear decays using ultra-sensitive detectors.
Image of the week: setting sail to a neutrino telescope
How exactly do you launch strings of neutrino detectors hundreds of meters long, hundreds of meters deep in the ocean?
KM3NeT: The next big thing in neutrino physics
A square kilometre neutrino telescope deep in the Mediterranean sea. We find out more with spokesperson Maarten de Jong.
What is nuclear astrophysics?
Professor Hendrik Schatz talks to us about the field that shapes the understanding of everything we see in the night sky and the planet we live on.
The Institute of Physics: for physics, for physicists, for you
Paul Hardaker, CEO: “We know well that science benefits the economy and creates jobs. If we are to see these benefits continue to grow we need to remain competitive in funding, and both the UK and Ireland need to be the places where physicists can do world-class science.”
Laura Baudis: the detection of dark matter and XENON
All our evidence for dark matter is based on indirect observations. That isn’t enough, we need direct detection.
Alfred Mueller on atomic physics
Read an interview with an expert who’s bridging the gap between atomic and nuclear physics.
What we’ve been reading: cats, space and medical milestones
When not at conferences or doing peer-review, we too like to keep-up-to date with interesting science. Plus it’s an excuse to surf the web at work! Here’s what we’ve been reading and talking about recently.
Did dark matter kill off the dinosaurs?
Not directly perhaps, but did it influence the final hammer blow 65 million years ago?
Jonathan Tennyson – molecules on other planets
Analysing the atmospheres of exoplanets needs knowledge of the molecules they are made up of. University College London’s Professor Jonathan Tennyson is working on the ExoMol project to do just that. We talk to him about his work.
Quark Matter 2015: 10 days to Kobe
Find out more about the event of the year in ultrarelativistic nucleus-nucleus collisions.
Neutrino physics with JUNO
The Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory’s new report shows the world why it will be an important step in our understanding of the universe we live in.
DAMOP 2015, my post conference report
DAMOP 2015 has drawn to a close, and I have been reflecting on what has made this conference once again so special and enjoyable to attend. DAMOP is remarkable on many levels, but first and foremost, it has a very… Read More ›