3 physicists share Nobel Prize for work on quantum scienceOctober 4, 2022 GMT
Three scientists jointly won this year’s Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for proving that tiny particles could retain a connection with each other even when separated, a phenomenon once doubted but now being explored for potential real-world applications such as encrypting information.
Tennessee school touts engineering physics accreditationSeptember 6, 2022 GMT
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Austin Peay State University recently earned accreditation from ABET for its bachelor of science program in engineering physics.
ABET is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied and natural science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology, according to an announcement from Austin Peay.
Nobel laureate and physicist Wilczek wins Templeton PrizeMay 11, 2022 GMT
Frank Wilczek, the Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist and author renowned for his boundary-pushing investigations into the fundamental laws of nature, was honored Wednesday with this year’s prestigious Templeton Prize, awarded to individuals whose life’s work embodies a fusion of science and spirituality.
Key particle weighs in a bit heavy, confounding physicistsApril 7, 2022 GMT
The grand explanation physicists use to describe how the universe works may have some major new flaws to patch after a fundamental particle was found to have more mass than scientists thought.
“It’s not just something is wrong,” said Dave Toback, a particle physicist at Texas A&M University and a spokesperson for the U.S.
Fermilab’s new leader will become 1st woman to helm centerApril 6, 2022 GMT
BATAVIA, Ill. (AP) — A physicist who is the newly appointed director of the U.S. Energy Department’s Fermilab facility will become the Chicago-area research center's first woman director.
Lia Merminga will assume Fermilab's leadership role on April 18, University of Chicago President Paul Alivisatos announced Tuesday.
Physicist Eugene Parker, namesake of NASA probe, dies at 94March 16, 2022 GMT
CHICAGO (AP) — Eugene Parker, a physicist who theorized the existence of solar wind and became the first person to witness the launch of a spacecraft bearing his name, has died, his son and the University of Chicago said Wednesday.
EXPLAINER: What’s behind latest scare at Chernobyl plant?March 9, 2022 GMT
When fighting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine resulted in power cuts to the critical cooling system at the closed Chernobyl nuclear power plant, some feared that spent nuclear fuel would overheat.
Pato O’Ward finally tests Formula One car with McLarenDecember 14, 2021 GMT
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pato O'Ward finally achieved his career-long quest to drive a Formula One car on Tuesday when McLaren put the IndyCar driver in a seat for the young driver test at Yas Marina Circuit.
NASA’s 10 new astronauts: pilots, doctor, physicist, cyclistDecember 6, 2021 GMT
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA selected 10 new astronauts Monday, half of them military pilots, as it looks ahead to the moon and Mars.
The space agency introduced the six men and four women during a ceremony in Houston, home to Mission Control and the astronaut corps.
Man earns Ph.D., fulfills dream of being physicist — at 89November 11, 2021 GMT
EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An 89-year-old Rhode Island man has achieved a goal he spent two decades working toward and nearly a lifetime thinking about — earning his Ph.D. and becoming a physicist.
Iran awards scientific prize to 2 US-based physicistsOctober 21, 2021 GMT
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Thursday awarded a prestigious prize in the study of science and technology to two physicists based in the United States.
Harvard University physics professor Cumrun Vafa received The Mustafa Prize in the field of “All Areas of Science and Technology.” Vafa is an Iranian-American.
Court rejects fired physicist’s intellectual freedom claimOctober 13, 2021 GMT
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's highest court Wednesday dismissed an intellectual freedom claim by a university physicist who was fired in part over his public statements that scientists exaggerated damage to the Great Barrier Reef caused by climate change.
Physics Nobel rewards work on climate change, other forcesOctober 5, 2021 GMT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for work that found order in seeming disorder, helping to explain and predict complex forces of nature, including expanding our understanding of climate change.
Cuban scientists say no evidence of attacks on diplomatsSeptember 13, 2021 GMT
Havana (AP) — Cuba on Monday issued its most detailed report to date from prominent local scientists criticizing allegations that U.S. and Canadian diplomats were subject to mysterious attacks while posted on the island and developed health issues.
Nobel prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg dies at 88July 25, 2021 GMT
Physicist Steven Weinberg, who won the Nobel prize in 1979 with two other scientists for their separate contributions unlocking mysteries of tiny particles and their electromagnetic interaction, has died at 88, the University of Texas at Austin said Saturday.
Gering High students blend engineering and physicsApril 20, 2021 GMT
GERING, Neb. (AP) — A physics class doesn’t normally cultivate bacteria as part of a project, but when you’re on Brett Moser’s Samsung Solve for Tomorrow team, anything is possible...
‘Tantalizing’ results of 2 experiments defy physics rulebookApril 7, 2021 GMT
Preliminary results from two experiments suggest something could be wrong with the basic way physicists think the universe works, a prospect that has the field of particle physics both baffled and thrilled...
3 scientists win Nobel physics prize for black hole researchOctober 6, 2020 GMT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for establishing the all-too-weird reality of black holes — the straight-out-of-science-fiction cosmic monsters that suck up light and time and will eventually swallow us, too...
Nobel-winning physics professor donates papers to IllinoisMarch 8, 2020 GMT
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A Nobel Prize-winning physics professor donated papers from more than 50 years of work to the University of Illinois Archives, the university announced this week.
Anthony Leggett was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics for contributions to the theory of superconductors and superfluids.
Are we alone? Nobel Prize goes to 3 who tackled cosmic queryOctober 8, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — They are two of the most fundamental questions not just of science, but of humanity: How did we get here...
‘Big Bang Theory’ gets shout out to Nobel Prize announcementOctober 8, 2019 GMT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Life imitated art Tuesday when "The Big Bang Theory" — the American TV sitcom, not the scientific explanation for how the universe began — entered the annals of Nobel Prize history...
The Latest: Swiss Nobel physics winner found out ‘by chance’October 8, 2019 GMT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prize in Physics (all times local):
Michel Mayor, who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics, says he found out he was one of the winners "by chance" when he logged onto his computer after leaving his hotel in San Sebastian, in northern Spain...
Abilene Christian University nuclear researchers think saltJuly 17, 2019 GMT
ABILENE, Texas (AP) — What's so dangerous about nuclear power?
Nobel-winning physicist Murray Gell-Man dies at 89May 26, 2019 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who brought order to the universe by helping discover and classify subatomic particles, has died at the age of 89...
Climate threat doubter is leading effort to advise TrumpFebruary 21, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is exploring the idea of forming a special committee to look at climate change and security risks, with the effort being coordinated by a 79-year-old physicist who rejects mainstream climate science...
Skeptic on radiation limits will head EPA radiation panelFebruary 1, 2019 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency has appointed a scientist who argues for easing regulations on lower-level radiation exposures to lead the agency's radiation advisory committee...
WSU students learn physics, chemistry lessons as gourds meet the groundOctober 28, 2018 GMT
Splat. Splat. Crash.
Those are the sounds of pumpkins hitting the ground from about 34 feet up.
Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman dies at 96October 3, 2018 GMT
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Leon Lederman, an experimental physicist who won a Nobel Prize in physics for his work on subatomic particles and coined the phrase "God particle," died Wednesday at 96...
Science fiction into reality: Nobel Prize honors laser workOctober 2, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for revolutionizing the use of lasers in research, finding ways to make them deliver more powerful flashes of light and even to act like tiny tweezers...
The Latest: US scientist, 96, is oldest to win Nobel PrizeOctober 2, 2018 GMT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):
Scientist Arthur Ashkin thought he might have a chance to win a Nobel Prize a few decades ago...
Physicist suspended for talk that sparks sexism concernsOctober 1, 2018 GMT
GENEVA (AP) — Officials at the world's largest particle accelerator on Monday suspended an Italian physicist pending an investigation into his "highly offensive" presentation on gender issues that raised new concerns about sexism in science...
AP Explains: The US push to boost ‘quantum computing’September 24, 2018 GMT
YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. (AP) — A race by U.S. tech companies to build a new generation of powerful "quantum computers" could get a $1...
Physicist co-founded Santa Fe InstituteJune 4, 2018 GMT
David Pines, a physicist who worked with the likes of Robert Oppenheimer, David Bohm and Murray Gell-Mann and helped found the Santa Fe Institute, died of pancreatic cancer in Urbana, Ill., on May 3.
Jefferson Lab doubles particle accelerator capacityMay 12, 2018 GMT
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — Enter what looks like an industrial garage on the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility campus, make your way about 25 feet underground and you'll find yourself standing in the midst of scientific history.
Hawking’s last physics paper argues for a ‘simpler’ cosmosMay 2, 2018 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Weeks after his death, physicist Stephen Hawking has delivered his last thoughts about the nature of the cosmos, and he says it may be simpler than often believed...
ISU Physics presents “Electriphying Physics” April 28April 17, 2018 GMT
POCATELLO — The Idaho State University Department of Physics and the Society of Physics Students at ISU will present their “Electriphying Physics” demonstration on Saturday, April 28, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
Tauba Auerbach show at MOCA Cleveland melds art, physics (photos)April 15, 2018 GMT
Tauba Auerbach show at MOCA Cleveland melds art, physics (photos)
CLEVELAND, Ohio – When Leonardo da Vinci sketched water falling into a pool or flowing past an obstacle, he bridged science and art to reveal the beauty and wonder of physical forces that govern the universe.
Stephen Hawking, best-known physicist of his time, has diedMarch 14, 2018 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, died Wednesday...
A life: Hawking defied ALS to become pre-eminent physicistMarch 14, 2018 GMT
PARIS (AP) — In his final years, the only thing connecting the brilliant physicist to the outside world was a couple of inches of frayed nerve in his cheek...
Einstein proof: Nobel winners find ripples in the universeOctober 3, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades astronomers tried to prove Albert Einstein right by doing what Einstein thought was impossible: detecting the faint ripples in the universe called gravitational waves...
AP Explains: Why gravitational wave researchers won a NobelOctober 3, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three U.S.-based astrophysicists won the Nobel prize in physics Tuesday for their discovery of gravitational waves, a phenomenon Albert Einstein predicted a century ago in his theory of general relativity...
The Latest: Nobel-winning scientists laud each other, teamOctober 3, 2017 GMT
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Physics Prize (all times local):
The two California scientists sharing this year's Nobel Physics Prize credited each other and their third partner, as well as the team that helped build and maintain the instrument that helped them discover gravitational waves...
Physics class vs. zombiesApril 29, 2017 GMT
Shouts and cheers rang from the Rome High practice football field Friday morning, as honors physics students fended off a zombie horde using knowledge of stored mechanical energy and a little ingenuity.
Physicist wins $1.3M tech prize for data storageApril 9, 2014 GMT
HELSINKI (AP) — Anyone who uses large data centers, cloud services, social networks or gets music and film online can thank British-American physicist Stuart Parkin.
Parkin won the 1 million-euro ($1.3 million) Millennium Technology Prize on Wednesday for discoveries leading to a thousand-fold increase in digital data storage on magnetic disks — findings that enabled all of the above services.
Physics paper wasn’t why traffic ticket was tossedApril 20, 2012 GMT
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego court commissioner is denying that a scientist's physics paper had anything to do with her dismissing his $200 traffic ticket.
News outlets reported this week that Dmitri Krioukov of the University of California, San Diego, used an equation-filled paper on the physics of a car in motion to successfully appeal a ticket for failure to stop.