The year comes to an end. Once more, time flies. However, leaving the discussion of the arrow of time for another time, let's review the highlighted scientific events of 2017.
This time I wanted to share with you the video of Science (see below), where the biggest breakthroughs are summarised.
Images of Physics from IoP can be found HERE.
NBC shows its 7 top science and technology events HERE.
With these wrap up, I wish you a wonderful Happy New Year 2018, full of science and freaking news!
I remembered when I almost started a PhD some years ago on the aerodynamical study of birds flight. To me, with an aeronautical background, it sounded very interesting, as it covers different scientific disciplines from biology to physics, and can be applied to future technologies (e. g. robotics). My career path brought me to another field in the end, but I find always fascinating understanding life from a physical perspective. When I found this article, I wanted to share it with all of you right away. The article is published HERE, but you can also find the full article just by clicking on the image below. Enjoy the physics of nature!
As you might have already realised, I quite enjoy to share news about future technologies. In this occasion I have considered this article, which covers different new technologies in what is called the Internet Of Things.
Not only your fridge will order directly when you run out of milk, but sensors will change the ambient light accordingly to protect you from depression or skin cancer, to cite just a couple of examples.
Enjoy the article by clicking on the picture below!
In the Physicsworld magazine of this month there are very interesting articles about physicists working in fields related to the dangers of our own planet: fire, earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanoes...
These scientists get very very close to these hazards to be able to study them. Still, it seems we are far away of understanding the mechanisms and the science behind them.
To get a taste of this kind of research you can enjoy a couple of videos if you click on the image below.
This is a very interesting study about mental health problems in PhD students. Work environment, organisation, and work-life balance are key! Download the paper below!
Quite often a Phd student (or Master student for instance) is facing the question: what are you going to do after you finish your degree? Mostly of the times the answer is one of the multiple versions of the same statement: I don't know.
Even though I have this document since a while ago, I have decided to share it now, because I think it can be very helpful for a lot of people. The clarity on the day to day of specific jobs in different fields makes of this document a must read for any person who wants to seek for a career in physics. Click on the image below to access the document.
There are SO many options, do you know them all?
And now: what do you want to do after you finish your degree?
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!
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.