July 2022 Issue of Physics Today Is Online & in the Mail
Susanna Kohler American Astronomical Society (AAS)
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In the July 2022 Issue
Thermodynamics of the Climate System
To understand Earth’s climate, think of it as a giant, planetary-scale heat engine that drives the circulation of the oceans and atmosphere. — Martin S. Singh and Morgan E O’Neill
A. V. Hill: The Man Behind the Initials
The Nobel Prize winner was one of the founders of biophysics. He also helped rescue thousands of academics from Nazi-dominated Europe and contributed significantly to UK defense efforts in World War II. — Andrew Brown
Building a Ship in a Bottle for Neutrino Science
In a former gold mine in South Dakota, an international particle-physics experiment will delve into the unexplained matter–antimatter imbalance that gave rise to the universe. — Anne Heavey
Magnetic Field Induces Spatially Varying Superconductivity
Strontium ruthenate may exhibit an exotic superconducting state composed of electron pairs with nonzero momentum. — Heather M. Hill
Groundwater Flows Deep Under Antarctic Ice
Ice-dynamics models must be updated now that researchers have observed a thick layer of salty water in sediments beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. — Alex Lopatka
Whatever Happened to Cellulosic Ethanol?
Technological immaturity, falling oil prices, overoptimistic investors, and regulatory uncertainty are blamed for the failure of a promising biofuel technology to perform as hoped. — David Kramer