It is somehow difficult to summmarize 2016 without entering in politics, with Brexit in UK and the election of D. Trump as US president. However, personal opinions aside, there has been a lot of science going on during this year that is about to end.
On the riht hand side of the page you can select a specific month where you can find the news I have considered important to be highlighted.
Nevertheless, it is sometimes necessary to have a full wrap-up of this year, to look back and see that there is a very exciting future ahead.
The Guardian has a quite interesting key moments list HERE, picked up for researchers in a variety of fields.
BBC news has put together some amazing stories HERE, some of them from a British perspective.
It is worth to share the top Science images of the year, to be found HERE.
This LINK from Physicsworld gathers some compelling audios and videos in diverse topics.
And last but not least, you can find, by making click on the image below, the list of science books from Symmetrymagazine. Enjoy reading, and have a wonderful New Year 2017!
You can find by clicking in the image below an article I have written about quantum computation, hope you enjoy it!
I do not think I have deppen enough into the winning theme of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics.
The winners have been Thouless, Haldane and Kosterlitz "for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter".
But what does topology mean?
To begin with, the definition of topology is as follows: the mathematical study of the properties that are preserved through deformations, twistings, and stretchings of objects.
You can access below an explanatory video about the topology, as a mathematical concept.
Now, geometry and mathematics, what is the physical relationship with matter?
By clicking on the image below you can access all kind of relevant information about topological phases.
Thanks to Satoshi Tanda, from Hokkaido University, for the image.
Some time ago Sciencefreaktion dedicated a post to Quantum biology (LINK). One of the topics in the discussion was photosynthesis. Now imagine that we could design a solar cell at a quantum level based on how plants extract energy from the sun. It seems that this idea came up to a physicist in California, and a group of researchers have realised the design of this quantum photocell. Discover more below!