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2016 Nobel Prize in Physics
David J. Thouless, F. Duncan M. Haldane, and J. Michael Kosterlitz won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics for using topological concepts in theoretical condensed matter physics. They pioneered a new understanding of phase transitions, paving the way for current and future work with topological insulators, superconductors, and other materials.
From Quarks To Cosmos in the Nation’s Capital: APS April Meeting 2017
The April Meeting comes to Washington D.C. in January 2017.
Q&A with Sabine Hossenfelder: Consultant for Armchair Physicists
APS News interviewed Sabine Hossenfelder to learn about her experiences consulting science enthusiasts online, and what she can do to help them with their next steps in their own research.
Ig Nobels 2016: The Comical Science That Makes You Think
The 26th first annual Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded to a group of scientists that make people laugh, then think. This year's physics prize went to a group of physicists (and one biologist) for their creative work with horses, dragonflies, gravestones, and polarized light.
The Beginning of Nanotechnology at the 1959 APS Meeting
Winner of Feynman’s challenge remembers the “great man.”
APS Board of Directors Approves Two Statements
HEU Reactor Conversion • The Lincoln Project: Excellence and Access in Public Higher Education
Research News: Editors’ Choice
Our monthly wrap-up of papers in the physics literature includes a new AFM technique that measures vector forces in 2D, holograms made with neutrons, and more.
This Month in Physics History
November 7, 1940: Collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge
Education and Diversity News
Updates from the APS Office of Education and Diversity
Profiles in Versatility
String Theorist Turns to Science Policy
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