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In this paper we explore the theory of communities of practice in the context of a physics college course and in particular the classroom environment of an advanced laboratory.
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One of Newton's famous laws -- that every action has an opposite and equal reaction -- is often mirrored in international politics.
Making sense of German car nomenclature these days is about as simple as grasping the finer points of advanced quantum physics.
Adrian Lenardic, a planetary physicist in Rice University's Department of Earth Sciences, was checking his pocket radar when a 10-year-old skateboarder asked what he was doing.
Jenny Munro, daughter to Alice Munro The 2013 Nobel Literature Prizewinner, receives the Nobel Prize award in her place Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Researchers have successfully demonstrated how complex theoretical physics can be transformed into a physical object using a 3D printer Students may soon be able to reach out and touch some of the theoretical concepts they are taught in their physics classes thanks to a novel idea devised by a group of researchers from Imperial College London.
The winners of the Nobel Prizes collect their awards on Tuesday. Here are some of the numbers that tell the story behind the honors and the ceremonies.
Some of the original Princeton Plasma Physics Lab group who were on hand for the world-record DT shot posed in the control room in honor of the 20th anniversary in the same spots as the original photo.
Prof Peter Higgs is among the Nobel laureates set to receive their medals on Tuesday at a ceremony in Stockholm.
The ground-breaking work has been recognised through publication of a paper in the journal, Nature Physics.
Teams based in the Laboratory for Attosecond Physics at LMU and at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics have, for the first time, succeeded in measuring the lengths of ultrashort bursts of highly energetic electrons using the electric fields of laser light.
Quantum entanglement is one of the more bizarre theories to come out of the study of quantum mechanics -- so strange, in fact, that Albert Einstein famously referred to it as "spooky action at a distance."
The Edinburgh University academic first proposed the fundamental particle which now bears his name almost 50 years ago, but it is just two years since the Higgs Boson was found.
The Sun is mostly a big ball of hydrogen, a million miles in diameter, held together by gravity.
The discovery of the Higgs boson particle, for which Peter Higgs is to receive a Nobel Prize for Physics, marks the completion of the Standard Model of Particle Physics.
What if the universe had no beginning, and time stretched back infinitely without a big bang to start things off? That's one possible consequence of an idea called "rainbow gravity," so-named because it posits that gravity's effects on spacetime are felt differently by different wavelengths of light, aka different colors in the rainbow.