December 2018 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.
Measuring Cosmic Distances with Standard Sirens
The gravitational waves accompanying the merger of two massive compact objects encode the distance to the merger without the usual appeal to a hierarchy of length scales. — Daniel E. Holz, Scott A. Hughes, and Bernard F. Schutz
On Science in a Small Country
Wales tends to fall by the wayside in narratives about the history of science, but its stories complicate and enrich our picture of science’s past and future. — Iwan Rhys Morus
A New Type of Tropical Pacific Warming — El Niño Modoki
A familiar climate anomaly turns out to have a recently recognized relative. — Marvin Seow
...and much more!