Physics

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The next giant leap: why Boris Johnson wants to ‘go big’ on quantum computing
Opportunities for business, health and the environment offered by superfast processors are huge – and so are the hurdles

Dan Milmo

21, Nov, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Geert Jan van Oldenborgh obituary
Dutch physicist who helped to identify the links between human-induced climate change and extreme weather disasters

Tim Radford

02, Nov, 2021 @5:27 PM

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Abdul Qadeer Khan obituary
Physicist hailed as the father of Pakistan’s atomic weapons industry who confessed to smuggling nuclear secrets

Gareth Price

28, Oct, 2021 @4:24 PM

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TV tonight: Prof Brian Cox’s thrilling exploration of the cosmos
If William Shatner’s foray into space got you interested, let Coxy fill in the gaps. Plus: DI Perez continues the case in Shetland. Here’s what to watch this evening

Hollie Richardson, Phil Harrison, Henry Wong and Jack Seale

27, Oct, 2021 @5:20 AM

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Is a ‘negative microwave’ – a device that quickly cools food and drink – possible?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

19, Oct, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Earth’s demise could rid galaxy of meaning, warns Brian Cox ahead of Cop26
Unique events that led to civilisation mean its demise could ‘eliminate meaning in galaxy for ever’

Tara Conlan

19, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Trio of scientists win Nobel prize for physics for climate work
Sykuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi share award for advancing climate knowledge

Linda Geddes

05, Oct, 2021 @11:53 AM

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Antony Hewish obituary
Radio astronomer who won the Nobel prize for physics for his role in the discovery of pulsars

Michael Rowan-Robinson

03, Oct, 2021 @4:42 PM

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How ‘wonder material’ graphene became a national security concern
UK and China are racing to develop forms of the super-strength technology that has potential aerospace and weaponry uses

Jasper Jolly

27, Sep, 2021 @3:16 PM

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Einstein’s handwritten calculations for theory of relativity to be auctioned for €3m
The rare document, which records attempts to explain an anomaly in the orbit of Mercury, is ‘a fascinating dive into the mind of the greatest scientist of the 20th century’

Alison Flood

21, Sep, 2021 @3:59 PM

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Just when you think you’ve got physics… | Brief letters
Brief letters: The joy of physics | TV theme tunes | Weather forecasts | The cost of war

Letters

05, Sep, 2021 @3:50 PM

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Quantum of solace: even physicists are still scratching their heads | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to an editorial about understanding quantum theory and defining the laws of physics

Letters

03, Sep, 2021 @2:41 PM

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