8 February 2024

February 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 February 2024 Issue

February 2024 Physics Today cover

Astronomy Data in the Classroom
Teachers bring telescope data “down to Earth” to provide students with real-world science experiences. — L. M. Rebull

Atomic Force Microscopy Gets a Feel for Electron Spins
The microscopic mechanical measurements yield new insights into single molecules’ chemical properties — and even their isotopic composition. — Johanna L. Miller

Panel Recommends Road Map for US Particle Physics
The community welcomes the recommendations, recognizing them as fair and balanced within a constrained budget. — Toni Feder

Sea Changes for Scientific Ocean Drilling
An era of exploration and discovery beneath the seafloor is coming to an end. Yet there is much more to learn. — Rebecca S. Robinson, Sonia Tikoo, and Patrick Fulton

SETI, Artificial Intelligence, and Existential Projection
SETI’s birth during the Cold War may have prompted consideration of existential threats to humanity and proposals for using nuclear bombs to communicate with extraterrestrials. — Rebecca Charbonneau

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