November 2019 Issue of Physics Today Is Online & in the Mail
Hua Liu, American Astronomical Society (AAS)
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The New Science of Novae
The discovery of γ-ray emission from novae has been used not only to better understand sudden brightening events but also to answer some old questions and raise new ones. — Koji Mukai and Jennifer Sokoloski
Paul Dirac and the Nobel Prize in Physics
Despite the elegance of Paul Dirac’s theoretical work, the Nobel Committee nearly passed him over for the prize—until a timely experiment confirmed one of his predictions. — Mats Larsson and Alexander Balatsky
An Inexpensive Crystal Makes a Fine Quantum Time Machine
To understand the intricacies of thermodynamics in the quantum regime, it helps to be able to turn back the clock. — Johanna L. Miller
Superconductivity Is Found in a Nickel Oxide
A long-sought structural and electronic analogue of the cuprate superconductors has finally been synthesized. — R. Mark Wilson
Trade Wars and Other Geopolitical Tensions Strain US–China Scientific Collaborations
Researchers are increasingly on edge about collaborations that until recently were encouraged. — Toni Feder
Fluid Dynamics of Wildfires
Once a wildfire is ignited, complex interactions with the local winds affect how it behaves. — Rod Linn
...and much more!