Physics

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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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‘Discomfort can break ground’: physicist Stephon Alexander on the value of difference
As a Black scientist in a traditionally white field, Alexander has often been ostracized. To move forward, he says, science must embrace diversity

Summer Sewell

01, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The Guardian view on the quantum world: where facts are relative | Editorial
Editorial: A leading scientist explains why the fundamental truth is that it is impossible to know everything about the universe

Editorial

30, Aug, 2021 @5:25 PM

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Femi Fadugba: ‘There’s no reason why Peckham couldn’t be the theoretical physics capital of the world’
The physicist‑turned-YA novelist talks about choosing to set The Upper World in south London, and how it was snapped up by Daniel Kaluuya for Netflix. Plus read an extract

Kadish Morris

13, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Dark matter: one last push to crack the biggest secret in the universe
Scientists are pinning hopes on elaborate detectors to track the elusive material that holds galaxies together

Robin McKie, Science Editor

08, Aug, 2021 @7:15 AM

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