3 May 2024

May 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 May 2024 Issue

May 2024 Physics Today cover

A Shocking Beginning to Star Formation
The birth of stars is tightly entangled with interstellar shocks, which makes shocked regions a paradise for astrochemistry. — Cecilia Ceccarelli and Claudio Codella

Science for All at CERN
In the 1960s CERN initiated a series of popular-science talks for nonacademic staff in the belief that getting them interested in science was key to its becoming a world-leading laboratory. — Barbara Hof

New Center for Quantum Sensing Focuses on Medical Applications
The techniques promise earlier disease detection that can lead to better outcomes. — Toni Feder

An All-in-One Device Creates and Characterizes High-Pressure Superconductors
Diamond has the ability to squeeze materials to immense pressures and to measure their magnetic properties. Now it can do both at the same time. — Johanna L. Miller

When Unmixable Metals Mix
At the bulk scale, gold and rhodium separate like oil and water, but at the nanoscale, they can mix completely. The reason for the miscibility is on the particles’ surface. — Laura Fattaruso

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