January 23, 2015
Researchers generated an electron beam with very high orbital angular momentum—potentially good for atomic-scale images of the magnetism in materials.
January 20, 2015
An atom’s walk in an optical lattice is used to test a key principle of quantum physics.
January 12, 2015
In transition-metal oxides, the ability to control which atomic orbitals are occupied by electrons could be used to develop materials with new functionalities.
January 5, 2015
Imaginary magnetic fields predicted by the fundamental theory of phase transitions can be realized experimentally.
December 22, 2014
The spin on a silicon defect in diamond can be prepared in a coherent quantum state, a promising sign that it could encode information in a quantum internet.
January 22, 2015
The flow of hybrid electron-photon states through a black-hole-like “acoustic horizon” may produce an observable signature of Hawking radiation.
January 21, 2015
A theoretical study outlines the best strategies for identifying weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) in dark matter detectors.
January 15, 2015
The sequence of amino acids in certain biomolecules could be a factor in ensuring that they remain free of knots.
January 14, 2015
Two groups have independently isolated two atoms in a single cavity and measured that the collective light output is not simply the sum of single emitters.
January 16, 2015
A simple model of heart tissue that represents the architecture of cell-cell communication more realistically than previous models spontaneously develops faulty electrical waves that mimic a dangerous heart condition.
January 9, 2015
Interaction among speakers of a language may explain why frequently used verbs tend to remain irregular even as language evolves over generations.
Notes from the Editors
December 22, 2014
A look back on our favorite stories from 2014.
Physics revisits six specific advances in the science and technology of light that were reported in the APS journals.
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