- 1804 Birth of Alvan Clark, the telescope-maker who designed some of the world’s largest instruments
- 1914 Birth of Yakov Zel’dovich, who worked on the Soviet nuclear project before undertaking work on particle physics, cosmology and black hole thermodynamics. Along with Rashid Sunyaev he predicted that the cosmic microwave background should undergo inverse Compton scattering
Impact Factor success
The 2012 Impact Factors once again show significant growth for many of the journals published by IOP Publishing.
New physicsworld.com service helps to connect research with industry
Physics Connect, an online innovation service that aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry, has been launched on physicsworld.com.