January 2019 Issue of Physics Today Is Online & in the Mail
Hua Liu, American Astronomical Society (AAS)
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When Condensed-Matter Physics Became King
The story of how solid-state physics emerged in the postwar period and was eventually rebranded as condensed-matter physics illuminates some major shifts in the late-20th-century physics community. — Joseph D. Martin
Artificial Gauge Fields with Ultracold Atoms
Suitable combinations of laser beams can make neutral atoms behave like electrons in a magnetic field. — Victor Galitski, Gediminas Juzeliūnas, and Ian B. Spielman
The Stormy Life of Galaxy Clusters
Tempestuous interactions between plasmas, galaxies, and dark matter have shaped the history and current structure of the universe. — Marvin Seow
...and much more!