Physics

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‘Father of quantum computing’ wins $3m physics prize
David Deutsch, who proposed an as yet unbuildable machine to test existence of parallel universes, shares prize with three others

Ian Sample Science editor

22, Sep, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Astronomer Virginia Trimble: ‘There were 14 women on the Caltech campus when I arrived in 1964’
The veteran scientist reflects on her career as an astronomy prodigy, the face of the Twilight Zone and Richard Feynman’s life model

Zoë Corbyn

17, Sep, 2022 @12:00 PM

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The big idea: why relationships are the key to existence
From subatomic particles to human beings, interaction is what shapes reality

Carlo Rovelli

05, Sep, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Crab and lobster shells could be used to make renewable batteries
Prototype designed using chemical in crustacean shells remains 99.7% efficient after about 400 hours

Sofia Quaglia

01, Sep, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Cosmologist Laura Mersini-Houghton: ‘Our universe is one tiny grain of dust in a beautiful cosmos’
As her new book on the origins of the universe is published, the Albanian-American scientist explains how her work on multiverse theory influenced Stephen Hawking

Killian Fox

27, Aug, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Wednesday briefing: The telescope revealing the secrets of the universe
In today’s newsletter: After the James Webb space telescope sends extraordinary images of Jupiter, astrophysicist Dr Becky Smethurst explains why it’s so important

Archie Bland

24, Aug, 2022 @5:28 AM

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Peter Tanner obituary
Other lives: Research physicist who worked on a number of inventions that went on to make key contributions to British life

Paul Tanner

22, Aug, 2022 @7:13 PM

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Laboratory to study dark matter opens 1km under Australian town – with no bananas allowed
From deep inside a gold mine in Stawell, Victoria, researchers are hunting for the invisible substance thought to make up 85% of the matter in the universe

Donna Lu

18, Aug, 2022 @11:00 PM

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Did you solve it? Do you have the mind of an engineer?
The solutions to today’s puzzles

Alex Bellos

08, Aug, 2022 @4:01 PM

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Oh my days! Midnight comes a fraction sooner as Earth spins faster
Analysis: Reflecting a recent trend, 29 June was the shortest day on our planet since the 1960s. What’s going on?

Ian Sample Science editor

01, Aug, 2022 @1:54 PM

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‘I’m very pleased we’ve got the same name’: Brian Cox meets Brian Cox
The actor Brian Cox used to be irked by the success of his upstart namesake. Now, for the first time, he and Prof Brian Cox talk science, Succession and what Shakespeare and black holes have in common

Rich Pelley

23, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Elusive by Frank Close review – the brilliance of physicist Peter Higgs
An illuminating guide to the man and the science behind the Higgs boson – and how its discovery ‘ruined’ his life

Ananyo Bhattacharya

21, Jul, 2022 @6:30 AM

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