Physicists

  • An ice cream that changes colour with each lick August 3, 2014

    Washington: Researchers have created an ice cream that changes colours when it is licked in a cone. Spanish physicist Manuel Linares set out to create a type of ice cream that would change colour in response to temperature changes and acids found in the human mouth. Linares signed up for training...
  • Scientists discover exotic new particle called 'dropleton' that behaves a bit like a liquid droplet February 27, 2014

    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 behaves...
  • Léon Foucault's pendulum doubles as the Google doodle on his 194th birthday September 18, 2013

    New Delhi: To celebrate the 194th birth anniversary of French physicist Léon 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 Léon Foucault to provide experimental evidence that the Earth rotates on its axis....
  • Google doodles Léon Foucault's pendulum for his 194th birthday September 17, 2013

    New Delhi: To mark the 194th birth anniversary of French physicist Léon 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 Léon Foucault that provided experimental evidence that the Earth rotates on its...
  • Erwin Schrodinger's 126th birthday celebrated in Google doodle August 12, 2013

    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 of...
  • Four Indian Americans win top science and maths awards July 27, 2013

    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 long-term...
  • Leonhard Euler's 306th birthday: Google posts a doodle April 15, 2013

    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 mathematics. Leonhard...
  • Scientists find hint of dark matter from cosmos April 3, 2013

    Geneva: A $2 billion experiment on the International Space Station is on the verge of explaining one of the more mysterious building blocks of the universe: the dark matter that helps hold the cosmos together. An international team of scientists says the cosmic ray detector has found the first hint...
  • God particle: Confirmation is 'achingly close' March 8, 2013

    Washington: Physicists in Italy said on Wednesday they are achingly close to concluding that what they found last year was the Higgs boson, the elusive "God particle." They need to eliminate one last remote possibility that it's something else. The long theorized subatomic particle would explain why matter has mass...
  • Scientists decode why Einstein was a genius November 16, 2012

    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 to...
  • The Big Bang Theory: Hawking to do a cameo March 14, 2012

    London: Physicist Stephen Hawking has signed up to make a cameo appearance in US sitcom 'The Big Bang Theory', reports contactmusic.com. "When people would ask us who a 'dream guest star' for the show would be, we would always joke and say Stephen Hawking - knowing that it was a long...
  • Stephen Hawking to turn 70, defying disease January 8, 2012

    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 21-year-old...
  • Indian physicist wins Lars Onsager prize October 11, 2008

    Bangalore: The American Physical Society (APS) has awarded the prestigious Lars Onsager prize for 2009 to physicist Sriram Shastry of India, who is currently a professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) in the US. The Lars Onsager prize was established in 1993 to recognise outstanding work...