1 April 2021

April 2021 Issue of Physics Today Now Available

Hua Liu

Hua Liu American Astronomical Society (AAS)

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.

Physics Today April 2021In the April 2021 Issue

Mingling Art and Science Opens Minds
Collaborations enrich science communication, visualization, and inspiration. — Toni Feder

Medieval Weather Prediction
Meteorological practices that developed in the first millennium did not die in the Middle Ages but were radically improved with an international science of weather forecasting. — Anne Lawrence-Mathers

Liquid Metals at Room Temperature
Emerging applications and studies utilize gallium-based alloys for their unique properties. — Michael Dickey

Beating Back the Coronavirus Requires a Bigger Arsenal
More than a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers seek alternative targets to the spike protein, whose rapid mutations threaten the effectiveness of current vaccines. — David Kramer

A Taste of Soft-Matter Physics
A review of Science and Cooking: Physics Meets Food, from Homemade to Haute Cuisine by Michael Brenner, Pia Sörensen, and David Weitz. — Rama Bansil

Einsteinium Chemistry Captured
The creation of a rare molecule offers a peek at how heavy atoms interact with other elements. — Johanna L. Miller

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