Physics

The complex dynamics of spinning tops, such as dreidels, allow for bewildering designs and handy physics demos.
Zack Savitsky, Contributor
Giorgio Parisi’s work, which won him a share of the 2021 Nobel Prize in physics, has a surprisingly wide range of applications.
Will Sullivan, Staff Writer
Scientists need to pin down the lifetime to better understand fundamental physics questions, like how the universe evolved.
Will Sullivan, Staff Writer
Meteorologists, oceanographers and snipers have to account for this deformation.
Will Sullivan, Staff Writer
Two scientists share the prize for modeling Earth's climate, while a third is honored for discovering hidden patterns in the behavior of disordered complex materials.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
These significant advancements could win the Nobel Prizes in physiology or medicine, physics and chemistry.
Inside Science Staff
A proposal intended to limit the length of drives by reducing the maximum club length from 48 inches to 46 inches has drawn criticism from professional players.
Peter Gwynne, Contributor
A physicist explains the science behind a tight spiral pass down the field.
Inside Science Contributor
Noisy measurements of gravitational waves may illuminate what links gravity to other fundamental forces.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
A graphene layer shields an artwork against light, oxygen and moisture, and can be removed using an eraser.
Karen Kwon, Contributor
Errors in models used to interpret gravitational wave signals could misleadingly suggest deviations from relativity, a new study warns.
Ramin Skibba, Contributor
A recent rule change has given golfers a conundrum and a new analysis reveals how complicated the decision is.
Peter Gwynne, Contributor