Physicist

  • Scientists discover exotic new particle called 'dropleton' that behaves a bit like a liquid droplet 27-02-2014 12:44 PM

    In the field of quantum physics, you could call this a droplet in the bucket. Physicists in Germany and the United States said on Wednesday they have discovered an exotic new type of particle that they call a quantum droplet, or dropleton. Writing in the journal Nature, they said it...
  • Léon Foucault's pendulum doubles as the Google doodle on his 194th birthday 18-09-2013 06:55 AM

    New Delhi: To celebrate the 194th birth anniversary of French physicist Lon Foucault Google has posted an interactive digital version of his famous Foucault pendulum as a doodle on its home pages. The Foucault pendulum was created by Lon Foucault to provide experimental evidence that the Earth rotates on its...
  • Google doodles Léon Foucault's pendulum for his 194th birthday 17-09-2013 04:49 PM

    New Delhi: To mark the 194th birth anniversary of French physicist Lon Foucault, on September 18, Google is posting an interactive digital version of the Foucault pendulum on its home page. The Foucault pendulum was a device created by Lon Foucault that provided experimental evidence that the Earth rotates on...
  • Erwin Schrodinger's 126th birthday celebrated in Google doodle 12-08-2013 12:58 PM

    New Delhi: Celebrating the 126th birthday of the Nobel prize-winning physicist Erwin Schrodinger, Google posted a doodle on its homepage. The doodle features Schrodinger's cat, a quantum physics thought experiment, devised by Erwin Schrodinger in 1935. Born on August 12, 1887, Erwin Schrodinger was an Austrian physicist who developed scores...
  • Four Indian Americans win top science and maths awards 27-07-2013 07:19 PM

    Washington: Four Indian-American professors are among 13 mathematicians, theoretical physicists and theoretical computer scientists selected for the Simons Investigators awards for their cutting edge research. The four professors - Kannan Soundararajan, Rajeev Alur, Salil P Vadhan and Senthil Todadri - will receive USD 100,000 a year for five years for...
  • Leonhard Euler's 306th birthday: Google posts a doodle 15-04-2013 06:42 AM

    New Delhi: An animated doodle of geometric shapes and mathematical calculations on a paper strip adorns the Google home page to commemorate Leonhard Euler's 306th birth anniversary. The Swiss mathematician and physicist was born on born April 15, 1707 in Basel, Switzerland and is one of the founders of pure...
  • Scientists decode why Einstein was a genius 16-11-2012 04:54 PM

    Washington: Physicist Albert Einstein's brain had an "extraordinary" prefrontal cortex - unlike those of most people - which may have contributed to his remarkable genius, a new study has claimed. According to the study led by Florida State University evolutionary anthropologist Dean Falk, portions of Einstein's brain have been found...
  • Stephen Hawking to turn 70, defying disease 08-01-2012 01:38 PM

    Cambridge: British scientist Stephen Hawking has decoded some of the most puzzling mysteries of the universe but he has left one mystery unsolved: How he has managed to survive so long with such a crippling disease. The physicist and cosmologist was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's disease when he was a...