3 April 2024

April 2024 Issue of Physics Today Is Online & in the Mail

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.

Highlights from the April 2024 Issue

April 2024 Physics Today cover

Embracing Interactive Teaching Methods
New physics and astronomy faculty are excited about active teaching, but they still need support to implement the ideas in their classes. — Stephanie Chasteen, Edward Prather, and Rachel Scherr

State Anti-DEI Laws Sow Uncertainty in Public Colleges and Universities
Inclusivity efforts are thwarted as faculty and institutions navigate new laws with unclear penalties. — Toni Feder

Hidden Fluid Dynamics of Dry Salt Lakes
A new theory reveals how polygons that decorate the surface of dry lakes are linked to phenomena at play below the ground. — Cédric Beaume, Lucas Goehring, and Jana Lasser

Attosecond Analysis Illuminates a Watery Mystery
With powerful x-ray free-electron lasers, researchers are making great strides in ultrafast spectroscopy—with lessons about how molecules arrange themselves at rest. — Johanna L. Miller

Twisted Bilayer Graphene’s Gallery of Phases
The simultaneous occurrence of exotic phases, and the ability to easily tune them, has positioned magic-angle twisted bilayer graphene as one of the richest materials platforms in condensed-matter physics. — B. Andrei Bernevig and Dmitri K. Efetov

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