Physics

  • How to make a superheavy element

    The latest addition to the periodic table is the heaviest yet.

    The 120-metre long linear accelerator at GSI, which crashes atoms together to form new, heavier elements. – Image cou...

    Physics May 19, 2014
  • Neutron beams reveal innermost secrets

    3D imaging of everything from rocks to jet engines.

    Aircraft engineers and palaeontologists might not seem to have much in common but both sets of scientists are set to ...

    Physics November 10, 2013
  • Shakespeare and the stars

    Born in the same year as Galileo, he witnessed a cosmic revolution.

    Missions to Mars; reading our genomes; Google: welcome to the modern age, where science repeatedly revolutionises our...

    Physics September 2, 2013
  • A brief history of Stephen Hawking

    His fame is enormous, but how will his legacy stand up?

    Stephen Hawking’s office on the ground floor of a modern academic block in Cambridge is a surprisingly plush affair, ...

    Physics August 1, 2007
  • Michio Kaku: a fish out of water

    Michio Kaku is a superhero of the incomprehensible.

    It was Einstein's unfinished business. The world's best-known and most prolific physicist was driven in his latter ye...

    Physics August 1, 2005
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