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Martin Jesse Klein: Physics Historian

Martin Jesse Klein: Physics Historian

Dr. Martin Jesse Klein, highly-regarded historian of modern phys­ics, passed away last year in Chapel Hill, North Caro­lina, at the age of 84.

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Tracking Tiny Particles: The Neutrino Expert

Tracking Tiny Particles: The Neutrino Expert

Bonnie T. Fleming, recently appointed Horace D. Taft Associate Profes­sor of Physics, focuses her research on experimentally defining the fundamen­tal behavior of the tiny elemental particles known as neutrinos.

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New Methods to Detect Pigment Preservation in Fossil Feathers

New Methods to Detect Pigment Preservation in Fossil Feathers

Thanks to preserved evidence of melanin in a fossil feather from Brazil, paleontologists at the Peabody Museum have come one step closer to reconstructing a visual representation of early birds and dinosaurs.

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Everyday Q&A: Why is snow white?

Everyday Q&A: Why is snow white?

Snowflakes are miniscule crystals of ice that contain intricate surface patterns on every face. This complex geometry acts as a mirror, reflecting nearly all the light that strikes it.

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Schoelkopf Earns Norton Professorship

Since joining the Yale faculty in 1998, Schoel­kopf, newly endowed William A. Norton Professor of Applied Physics and Physics, has focused on quantum computing and nanoscale physics.

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On the Road to a Quantum Computer

On the Road to a Quantum Computer

A collaboration led by Yale professors Rob Schoelkopf, Michel Devoret, and Steven Girvin is developing a method of communication between qubits, a “quantum bus,” which could be extended to systems involving more qubits working at greater distances.

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Particle Accelerators: Accelerating Our Knowledge of Fundamental Units of Matter

Particle Accelerators: Accelerating Our Knowledge of Fundamental Units of Matter

Particle accelerators allow scientists to give small-massed particles, such as protons and electrons, a substantial amount of kinetic energy to collide with targets in order to study subatomic particles.

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Departmental notes: Physics

Assistant Professor Physics Richard Easther recently received a 5-year National Science Foundation Career Award. Easther’s research focuses on theoretical elementary particles, such as superstring theory and cosmology. Charles University recently awarded the 2008 Commemorative Medal to Gibbs Professor of Physics

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Spreading the Word about Diffusion: Professor Daniel Rosner Investigates Thermal Diffusion

Spreading the Word about Diffusion: Professor Daniel Rosner Investigates Thermal Diffusion

It is the rare scientific concept that manages to crossover to the vernacular. It is even rarer that the concept becomes essential to the standard ninth grade social studies curriculum, but diffusion has done it. You may have been introduced

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The Art of Science and the Science of Art

The Art of Science and the Science of Art

Anthony Zee’s Fearful Symmetry: the Search for Beauty in Modern Physics distinguishes itself in its attempt to construct a way of seeing that uses both scientific and artistic approaches.

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