Physics

Warp drive

When we think of the particle accelerators that elucidate the building blocks of nature, we think of spectacular and massive… Read More

March 3, 2021

Matter in motion

From batteries to biology, how atoms move is critical for understanding how matter behaves. Unless temperature is lowered to absolute… Read More

August 9, 2017

Calculating collapse

As boat propellers rotate underwater and fuel injectors pump fuel, tiny bubbles cluster around their moving parts. The bubble clouds… Read More

May 10, 2017

State of excitement

Customized codes and top-of-the-line supercomputers are enabling teams in three states to enter a quantum world where excited electrons and… Read More

January 13, 2016

Laser focus

Laser physicists are tantalizingly close to building a device that delivers highly focused beams of tumor-killing ionized particles and packing… Read More

October 14, 2015

When electrons cooperate

Remaining uncertainties in the century-plus effort to explain superconductivity and advance its applications has a University of Illinois team of… Read More

July 7, 2015