physics

Materials that self-heal and shapeshift

Materials science is the study of new materials through the lens of interdisciplinary science and engineering. The discipline requires knowledge of chemistry, physics, and engineering…


The Big Bang

Cosmology has been shaken up by new theories on the origins of the universe which have recently received attention in the media. Did the universe…



Fractal butterflies

Tapash Chakraborty is a Tier-I Canada research chair in nanoscale physics, and a physics and astronomy professor at the University of Manitoba. His students are…


And the winner is…

The Nobel Prizes in Chemistry, Physics, and Medicine were handed out earlier in October. The prize-winning research included advancements in the small world of microscopy,…


Time’s arrow: William Herschel

William Herschel did not begin his career as a professional scientist. For the first several decades of his life astronomy was just a hobby. His…


The string’s the thing

Last week’s Dream Big conference featured a number of events aimed at a general audience, but one was definitely for the physics in-crowd. On March…