A new cross-continent society to represent all physicists in Africa was launched at a meeting in the Se negalese capital Dakar last month. The African Physical Society (AfPS) will support the work of existing physical societies in the continent and help those physicists in African countries that do not have their own society. The AfPS, … Continue reading Africa launches continent-wide physics society
At a meeting this week of the American Physical Society in Washington, MIT Associate Professor of Physics Bernd Surrow reported on new results from the STAR experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) that provide a better understanding of the internal structure of the proton, the basic building block of all nuclei. The world’s … Continue reading How does the proton get its spin?