- 1663 Birth of Guillaume Amontons, who rediscovered the laws of friction first described by Leonardo Da Vinci; they would later be confirmed by Charles-Augustin de Coulomb
- 1913 Birth of Bernard Lovell, known for his contributions to radio astronomy
- 1949 Birth of Hugh David Politzer, winner of the 2004 Nobel Prize with David Gross and Frank Wilczek for their discovery of asymptotic freedom in quantum chromodynamics
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.