- 1962 The NS Savannah, the world’s first nuclear-powered cargo ship, commissioned by US President Dwight D Eisenhower as part of his “Atoms for Peace” initiative, finishes its maiden voyage
- 1989 Voyager 2 images show the first unequivocal evidence of rings around Neptune
- 1647 Birth of Denis Papin, inventor of a type of high-pressure cooker that was a forerunner of the steam engine and pressure cooker
- 1834 Birth of Samuel Pierpoint Langley, inventor of the bolometer
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.