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The Physics of Santa

by Institute of Physics
As the festive season approaches, we look at some of the physical challenges faced by Santa as he distributes presents across the globe.

Amazing Instruments for Important Experiments

A century ago, physicists used a tabletop “cloud chamber” to explore the motion of otherwise invisible particles. Today, they need giant machines to explore the bizarre frontiers of modern physics.

Football Displays Fractal Dynamics

by Springer
Physicists reveal that the real-time dynamics in a football game are subject to self-similarity characteristics in keeping with the laws of physics

Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2013 Awarded

by Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has decided to award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2013 to: Martin Karplus of the Université de Strasbourg, France and Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA; Michael Levitt Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA, USA; and Arieh Warshel University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.