1 March 2024

March 2024 Issue of Physics Today Is Online & in the Mail

Hua Liu

Hua Liu American Astronomical Society (AAS)

Physics Today, the flagship publication of the American Institute of Physics (AIP), is the most influential and closely followed physics magazine in the world. With authoritative features, full news coverage and analysis, and fresh perspectives on technological advances and groundbreaking research, Physics Today informs readers about science and its role in society. Members of the AAS, an AIP Member Society, automatically receive free print and online subscriptions to the magazine. Physics Today Online, the magazine’s internet home, presents an enhanced digital edition and provides a valuable online archive.

Highlights from the March 2024 Issue

March 2024 Physics Today cover

The Ethics Perspective of Physics Department Chairs
Although a new American Physical Society ethics survey shares some conclusions with a previous one, disparities between the two highlight the need for improved procedures and open communication channels in physics departments. — Michael P. Marder, Frances A. Houle, and Kate P. Kirby

Manhattan Project Astrophysics
After World War II, scientists applied the knowledge and experience they gained from nuclear weapons to nuclear astrophysics. — Michael Wiescher and Karlheinz Langanke

Bubble Lasers Can Be Sturdy and Sensitive
Made of liquid-crystal films, the soft, air-filled lasers have stable spectra that shift when the bubbles are squeezed. — Johanna L. Miller

Green Ammonia Can Be a Clean Energy Source
The world’s second-most-produced chemical is poised to grow beyond its use in fertilizers to become an efficient medium to carry green hydrogen across the oceans. — David Kramer

NASA Unveils a Supersonic Plane with a Quiet Boom
A simple concept, a sophisticated process: Reshape contours to prevent coalescence of shock waves. — Toni Feder

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