Nobel-winning physicist Murray Gell-Man dies at 89

Science 05/26/19, 16:10

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.Gell-Mann died Friday at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His death was confirmed by the Santa Fe Institute, where he held the title ...

Penn physicists win $3 million Breakthrough Prize

Science 10/17/18, 17:18

By StaffAlmost from the moment Charles Kane and Eugene Mele predicted the existence of an odd new type of electronic material — a wafer-thin hybrid of an insulator and a conductor — it was expected to play a role in future generations of ultra-fast computers.The practical applications of that 2005 ...

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Leon Lederman dies at 96

Science 10/03/18, 17:03

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.Lederman directed the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago from 1978 to 1989.He's described as a giant in his field who also had ...

Update: Ashkin is oldest Nobel laureate ever

Europe 10/02/18, 06:12

The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prizes (all times local):12:45 p.m.American Arthur Ashkin, one of the winners of the Nobel Prize for physics on Tuesday, is the oldest person ever named as a laureate for any of the prestigious awards.At age 96, Ashkin, affiliated with Bell Laboratories in ...

American, Frenchman, Canadian win Nobel for work with lasers

Europe 10/02/18, 01:21

Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for their work with lasers.Arthur Ashkin of the United States was awarded half the 9-million-kronor ($1.01 million) prize; the other half is shared by Gerard Mourou of France and Canadian Donna Strickland.Sweden's Royal Academy of Sciences, which chose the winners, ...

Explains: The US push to boost ‘quantum computing’

Business 09/24/18, 10:21

A race by U.S. tech companies to build a new generation of powerful "quantum computers" could get a $1.3 billion boost from Congress, fueled in part by lawmakers' fear of growing competition from China.Legislation passed earlier in September by the U.S. House of Representatives would create a 10-year federal program ...

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