- 1972 Apollo 17 touches down in the last mission of the world’s first programme of manned moon landings
- 1781 Birth of David Brewster, who discovered the laws of light polarization by reflection and refraction
- 1863 Birth of Annie Jump Cannon, the compiler of the Henry Draper Star Catalogue featuring 225 000 stars
- 1882 Birth of Max Born, one of the pioneers of quantum mechanics and the recipient of the 1954 Nobel Prize
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.