April 2019 Issue of Physics Today Is Online & in the Mail
By Hua Liu
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.
Neutron-Rich Magnesium Undergoes Unexpected Transitions
The structure of an exotic isotope near the edge of stability strays from that of its lower-mass counterparts. — Christine Middleton
A Physics Master’s Degree Opens Doors to Myriad Careers
If you want to improve your options in industry or consider a career in teaching, a master’s in physics may be for you. — Toni Feder
Helium Users Are at the Mercy of Suppliers
Researchers seek government help in addressing supply shortage as prices are expected to continue soaring. — David Kramer
The Invisible Dance of CRISPR-Cas9
Simulations unveil the molecular side of the gene-editing revolution. — Giulia Palermo, Clarisse G. Ricci, and J. Andrew McCammon
Albert Einstein, Celebrity Physicist
In Einstein’s later years, although his contributions to physics became increasingly marginal and abstract, the press continued to trumpet his far-flung unification schemes as if they were confirmed scientific breakthroughs.. — Paul Halpern
...and much more!