Scientists from the Cracking the Glass collaboration have found a way to see molecular re-arrangements in deeply supercooled liquids, which ordinarily can take centuries or even millennia. Along the way, they have also found new physical properties of “aged” supercooled liquids and glasses.
Candès, who holds the Barnum-Simons Chair in Mathematics and Statistics at Stanford University, was named a 2017 MacArthur Fellow for "exploring the limits of signal recovery and matrix completion from incomplete data sets with implications for high-impact applications in multiple fields."
Yuri Levin, CCA's leader of the Compact Objects group, writes with two others to explain how the search came together and the meaning of the chirp heard around the world.
Each Nobel award is limited to three individuals. But now that teams drive high-impact science, the Nobel Foundation should change how it awards its prize.
This collection of resources explores the physics of quantum materials, their discovery and development, the control over their properties and possible applications.
Although figures are improving, physics and astronomy still suffer some of the worst gender imbalances among STEM fields in the United States. The Women in Physics & Astronomy initiative of the Heising-Simons Foundation aims to change that.