Physics

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Daniel M Davis: ‘Unbelievable things will come from biological advances’

The immunology professor on the personal data which will shape our future and how the pandemic has fired everyone’s interest in the immune system

Ian Tucker

03, Jul, 2021 @4:00 PM

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The new wave of gravitational waves
Ripples in spacetime caused by the collision of black holes were first detected in 2015. Now astrophysicists are looking for the waves created by the big bang itself

Philip Ball

27, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Carlo Rovelli: ‘My work in physics is endlessly creative’
The scientist, 65, tells Michael Segalov about quantum gravity, LSD, free love, escaping a bear and his lifetime in radical politics

Michael Segalov

26, Jun, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Cosmic dawn: scientists hope to peer back in time to see birth of stars
Telescope may be able to observe event now calculated to have taken place 250-350m years after big bang

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

24, Jun, 2021 @1:39 PM

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Quantum leap for medical research as microscope zooms in on tiny structures
Australian scientists develop a microscope that works with 35% more clarity, raising hope for improvements in medical imaging

Donna Lu

09, Jun, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Stephen Hawking’s office and archive gifted to UK to settle tax bill
Scientist’s treasure trove and personal objects to go to Science Museum and Cambridge University Library

Mark Brown Arts corespondent

26, May, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Theoretical physicist Chiara Marletto: ‘The universal constructor could revolutionise civilisation’
The scientist on why studying elementary particles is only one way of explaining phenomena, how the 3D printer could change the world, and her optimism about women in science

Andrew Anthony

22, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Help, it’s 1,000 trillion degrees in here! The Big Bang artwork that makes scientists cry
Want would it have been like to be inside the Big Bang? We meet the ultra-hi-tech art duo who are using light, sound and sub-atomic astro data to recreate the biggest explosion ever

Stuart Jeffries

19, May, 2021 @2:45 PM

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To infinity and beyond: the spectacular sensory overload of Ryoji Ikeda’s art
Incandescent light, the thud of Kyoto nightclubs, particle physics … it all goes into Ryoji Ikeda’s extraordinary sensory symphonies. He talks about his upcoming show at 180 The Strand

Cleo Roberts-Komireddi

09, May, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Free will debate rages on, or is it all an illusion? | Letters
Letters: Readers reflect on the role of chance, randomness and responsibility in their own lives

Letters

02, May, 2021 @3:29 PM

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The battle for free will in the face of determinism | Letters
Letters: Oliver Burkeman’s long read pitches philosophical readers against the more scientifically minded ones

Letters

29, Apr, 2021 @5:27 PM

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The clockwork universe: is free will an illusion?
The long read: A growing chorus of scientists and philosophers argue that free will does not exist. Could they be right?

Oliver Burkeman

27, Apr, 2021 @5:00 AM

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