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APS Members Make Forbes “30 Under 30” List
Four members of APS were named to the annual “30 Under 30 in Science” list published by Forbes magazine.
Gravitational Wave Observatories Open New Era in Astronomy
Teams report detection of neutron-star merger along with optical and gamma ray signals
2017 Nobel Prize in Physics
Prize goes to three physicists for gravitational wave detection
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Physicists Make Rapid Progress In Bounding The Speed Of Gravity
November 1, 2017
Recent gravitational wave detections have allowed physicists to confirm with greater and greater precision what Einstein predicted over 100 years ago in the theory of general relativity: that gravity does not act instantaneously as Newton thought, but instead propagates at the speed of light.
Abstract: Physical Review Letters
Atomic Cloud Is Squashed And Strained By Light
October 23, 2017
A cloud of cold atoms can be squashed by shining light on it using a new technique developed by Nir Davidson and colleagues at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. The effect was used to flatten spherical clouds of atoms in much the same way that a material can be distorted by an electric field. This optomechanical strain is caused by a force that depends on the density of atoms in the cloud and offers a new way of fine-tuning forces between cold atoms.
Article: Physics World
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