November 2018 Issue of Physics Today Is Online & in the Mail
Physics Today, the flagship publication of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), is the most influential and closely followed physics magazine in the world. With authoritative features, full news coverage and analysis, and fresh perspectives on technological advances and groundbreaking research, Physics Today informs readers about science and its role in society. Members of the AAS, an AIP Member Society, automatically receive free print and online subscriptions to the magazine. Physics Today Online, the magazine’s internet home, presents an enhanced digital edition and provides a valuable online archive.
Superfluid Helium-3 in Confined Quarters
Disorder, confinement, and symmetry breaking contribute to the formation of new phases when liquid helium-3 is infused in a highly porous random solid such as a silica aerogel. — William P. Halperin, Jeevak M. Parpia, and James A. Sauls
The Aromatic Universe
The rich molecular structures of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons — essentially planar flakes of fused benzene rings — and their fullerene cousins are revealed through their vibrational and electronic spectra. — Alessandra Candian, Junfeng Zhen, and Alexander G. G. M. Tielens
The Fluid Mechanics of Bubbly Drinks
Although quenching one’s thirst may be the primary appeal of soda pop or a cold beer, there’s a lot of physics in the drinks’ two-phase flow. — Roberto Zenit and Javier Rodríguez-Rodríguez
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