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Physics News of the Week: Magnets for Fusion and Higgs Factory Ambitions

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: Magnets for Fusion and Higgs Factory Ambitions

Another week has passed and, as always, we review the top news stories. Here’s a summary of top 3 news stories with corresponding links. For more news, visit this link. Also, to subscribe for our email newsletter, sign up here. 1. IHEP in China Has Ambitions for Higgs Factory (Jul 23) Who will take the […]

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Physics Olympiad Problems and Solutions

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics Olympiad Problems and Solutions

As every student knows, physics problems can be quite a challenge. And when it comes to challenges, physics olympiad problems are way up there. So here are a few great links for various international physics olympiads. These include problems and corresponding solutions. For more physics problems and solutions check out this link: 10 Free Physics Problem […]

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Open Course on Astrobiology (Edinburgh University)

| July 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Open Course on Astrobiology (Edinburgh University)

One of my favourite courses among those offered freely to the public at the University of Edinburgh is Astrobiology and the Search for Extraterrestrial Life  by Prof Charles Cockell. It is a free course that is split into weekly sessions focusing on the basics of astrobiology. The course has no pre-requisites making this a perfect course […]

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10 Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Richard Feynman

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
10 Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman is not only one of the greatest physicists of the last century, but also one of the most charismatic personalities. Feynman, besides his achievements in theoretical physics, was a passionate drummer, a practical prankster, a great educator and a relentless optimist. So, given that everybody enjoys a good Feynman story, here are 10 […]

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Physics News of the Week: Is the Universe a Bubble?

| July 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: Is the Universe a Bubble?

Another Sunday is upon us again and it’s time to take a look at the top physics news of the week. As always, if you enjoy these articles, register for our email newsletter here. Also, more news can be found here. 1. Test of the Equivalence Principle Searchers for the Effects of Spin-Gravity Coupling (July […]

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SETI: Water Vapor on Europa

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
SETI: Water Vapor on Europa

In this SETI talk Lorenz Roth will present his work on the vapor plumes found on Europa. Vapor on Europa has long been speculated and could possibly provide accessibility of subsurface liquid reservoirs. Possible evidence for this scenario was obtained by the images of auroral emissions obtained in December 2012 by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), which […]

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Physics News of the Week: Oh-My-God Particles and the Physics of the First Stars

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Physics News of the Week: Oh-My-God Particles and the Physics of the First Stars

This week we have some great news from particle physicists working with the Telescope Array in the desert at Utah,  astrophysicists from the Institute for Space Astrophysics and Planetology in Rome and physicists and Stanford University. As always, the top 3 news stories are summarized below. For more news check out our news section.  1. Potential Source […]

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5 Free Astrobiology Books

| July 13, 2014 | 0 Comments
5 Free Astrobiology Books

One of the most exciting fields in the last decade or so has been astrobiology. With an advent of new observational techniques, which enable scientists to find hundreds of exoplanets in distant stellar systems, experts are now asking questions of what those detected planets might look like. This is where astrobiology — a science field […]

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