September 2019 Issue of Physics Today Is Online & in the Mail
Hua Liu, American Astronomical Society (AAS)
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Environmental Sustainability Goals Drive Changes in Conference Practices
Alternative formats for sharing information and facilitating discussion help scientists lower their carbon footprints. — Christine Middleton
Stakeholders in space exploration consider implications of a transition from science fiction to science fact. — Toni Feder
A Tiny Swimmer Generates Rapid, Far-Reaching Signals in Water
Colonies of a single-celled organism synchronize their contractions to release toxins that may deter predators. — Rachel Berkowitz
The Stormy Fluid Dynamics of the Living Cell
The flows inside cells are intricate and often counterintuitive. Measurements, models, and simulations are helping to unravel the complexities. — Daniel Needleman and Michael Shelley
Getting Rid of the Swedish Bomb
Early in the Cold War, Sweden’s leaders planned to acquire nuclear weapons. By the 1960s the country was an international leader of the disarmament movement. — Thomas Jonter
When Dense Crowds Act like Soft Solids
Although mass gatherings of people are normally safe, sometimes their physical interactions prevail over social norms and peaceful events can become disasters. — Arianna Bottinelli and Jesse Silverberg
...and much more!