3 January 2022

January 2022 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 January 2022In the January 2022 Issue

Cometary Chemistry
Celestial messengers carry a link between interstellar matter and life on Earth. — Kathrin Altwegg

The Surface Hydrology of Antarctica’s Floating Ice
The frozen continent’s ice shelves are melting. Where is the water going, and what does it mean for the future? — Sammie Buzzard

Staff Scientists in Academia and Government Labs Follow Rewarding Careers
Being a faculty member is not the only way for scientists to stay in basic research. — Toni Feder

A Laser Selectively Kicks Carbon Out of a Foil
Experiments and simulations show how the shape of a laser’s profile determines which target atoms make up the resulting ion beam. — Heather M. Hill

Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: A How-to Guide
Physics remains one of the least diverse fields in science. Here’s how individuals at all career stages can contribute to fostering an inclusive environment for everyone. — Rowan M. Thomson

The Rapid Acidification of Sea Spray Aerosols
The ocean has a nearly neutral pH. But the same can’t be said of the microscopic drops churned up from its surface. — Kyle Angle, Vicki Grassian, and Andrew Ault

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