Rubin Observatory/LSST Cosmological Survey – Applications Physicist I in Batavia, IL for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Rubin Observatory/LSST Cosmological Survey – Applications Physicist I in Batavia, IL for Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Details Posted: 29-Jun-22 Location: Batavia, Illinois Required Education: Doctorate Salary: Competitive Categories: Astronomy and Space Science Computer Science: Computer Design and Engineering Physics: Physics Sector: Government and National Lab Function: Other We Are: Fermilab is America’s premier laboratory for particle physics and accelerator research, funded by the US Department of Energy. We support discovery science … Read more

Voids Made by Dying Stars Have Been Detected in Our Galaxy’s Interstellar Gas

Voids Made by Dying Stars Have Been Detected in Our Galaxy’s Interstellar Gas

It often feels like when people die, they leave a void behind. In the case of massive stars, that happens to be physically true. A new analysis of the tenuous gas that drifts between the stars in the Milky Way galaxy has revealed the imprint of bubbles that expand into space when a massive star … Read more

A Puzzling Quantum Scenario Appears to Violate a Law of Physics

A Puzzling Quantum Scenario Appears to Violate a Law of Physics

A wave’s energy is proportional to its frequency. This means that, when a wave function is a combination of multiple sine waves, the particle is in a “superposition” of energies. When its energy is measured, the wave function seems to mysteriously “collapse” to one of the energies in the superposition. Popescu, Aharonov, and Rohrlich exposed … Read more

Biologists May Have Solved a 30-Year-Old Mystery on Why Touch Stresses Plants Out

Biologists May Have Solved a 30-Year-Old Mystery on Why Touch Stresses Plants Out

Scientists have long known that touching plants can set off a stress reaction in them – but until now it hasn’t been exactly clear how that worked at a molecular level, something that a new study hopes to shed light on. The researchers behind the study have identified certain genetic keys inside plants that lead … Read more

These Toadlets Are So Tiny They Can’t Balance Anymore, And The Footage Is Ridiculous

These Toadlets Are So Tiny They Can’t Balance Anymore, And The Footage Is Ridiculous

Being tiny can certainly have its advantages. You need less food, don’t take up as much space, and are harder for predators to spot. But researchers have just discovered there’s a limit to how small a backboned animal can get, while still retaining the ability to balance. Pumpkin toadlets (Brachycephalus) have miniaturized well beyond this … Read more

An Entirely New Kind of Highly Reactive Chemical Has Been Found in The Atmosphere

An Entirely New Kind of Highly Reactive Chemical Has Been Found in The Atmosphere

Every lungful of air we suck down is mostly made up of nitrogen, with a generous helping of oxygen, and a dash of carbon dioxide. But dusting this atmospheric soup is a whole encyclopedia of different compounds and elements, some of which we can only speculate about. One of those mysteries just came into focus, … Read more

Physicists Say They’ve Built an Atom Laser That Can Run ‘Forever’

Physicists Say They’ve Built an Atom Laser That Can Run ‘Forever’

A new breakthrough has allowed physicists to create a beam of atoms that behaves the same way as a laser, and that can theoretically stay on “forever”. This might finally mean the technology is on its way to practical application, although significant limitations still apply. Moving, this is a huge step forward for what is … Read more

Deciding to Read This Article Isn’t The Result of Gravity Crushing Your Quantum Spirit

Deciding to Read This Article Isn’t The Result of Gravity Crushing Your Quantum Spirit

A few years ago, deep beneath the Apennine Mountains in Italy, a team of physicists hunted for flashes of light that just might suggest human consciousness is the product of gravitational forces. The fact they came up empty-handed doesn’t mean we’re all meat computers with no free will; it does make the quest for a … Read more

Deciding to Read This Article Isn’t The Result of Gravity Crushing Your Quantum Spirit

Deciding to Read This Article Isn’t The Result of Gravity Crushing Your Quantum Spirit

A few years ago, deep beneath the Apennine Mountains in Italy, a team of physicists hunted for flashes of light that just might suggest human consciousness is the product of gravitational forces. The fact they came up empty-handed doesn’t mean we’re all meat computers with no free will; it does make the quest for a … Read more