The discovery of visible light from gamma-ray bursts has revealed that these puzzling objects lie among the most distant quasars and galaxies in the universe
The fact that information is physical means that the laws of quantum mechanics can be used to process and transmit it in ways that are not possible with existing systems, says Anton Zeilinger<...
Paul Dirac published the first of his papers on "The Quantum Theory of the Electron" 70 years ago this month. The Dirac equation, derived in those papers, is one of the most important equations in phy...
Shuji Nakamura describes the advances that enabled his group to develop blue light-emitting diodes and lasers
Theory suggests that carbon nanotubes have a variety of useful properties, and experiments to test these predictions are just becoming possible
If plans to build the European Spallation Source are successful it will be the world's most powerful neutron source and will revolutionize many areas of experimental science
Like their colleagues in many other countries, Australian physicists are in the midst of a funding crisis. Peter Pockley reports on their attempts to fight back
Predicted in 1924 and first observed in 1995, the fifth state of matter is now under intense scrutiny
Tim Berners-Lee predicts the future of online publishing in an article he wrote for Physics World in 1992