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  • Interactions: Zala Lenarcic
    Originally posted on - blogs by NPG staffZala is a postdoc at the University of California, Berkeley, trying to understand which unexpected properties of interacting systems can be triggered by non-equilibrium dynamics. She won a Nature Reviews Physics poster prize at the Quantum Dynamics of Disordered Interacting Systems conference that took place in Trieste last June.  Read more
  • Science without borders: A view from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research
    Originally posted on - blogs by NPG staffAfter seventy years of the government of independent India nurturing scientific enterprise, even in the face of criticism of its investment in the fundamental sciences, it is a good moment to review the story of what many regard as the prized jewel of them all – the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), which was founded in 1945 by the physicist Homi Bhabha with the help of the Dorabji Tata Trust. We are treated to a visit of this famous institute and its history in the book Growing the Tree of Science, Homi Bhabha and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (Oxford Univ Press, New Delhi 2016) written by Indira Chowdhury. The reference to a growing tree in the title came from a Presidential Address by Bhabha in 1963 at the National Institute of Sciences of India: “A scientific institution… has to be grown with great care, like a tree.”  … Read more
  • The story behind the story: Ferromagnetism
    Originally posted on - blogs by NPG staffThis week, Futures is delighted to welcome back D. A. Xiaolin Spires with her new story Ferromagnetism. Regular readers will remember her story DNA exchange, which appeared in Futures earlier this year. You can find out more about D. A. Xiaolin Spires at her website or by following her on Twitter. Here, she reveals the secrets of her latest tale — as ever, it pays to read the story first.  Read more
  • Interactions: Abigail Klopper
    Originally posted on - blogs by NPG staffAbigail Klopper is a Senior Editor at Nature Physics. She previously worked at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany, where she pursued theoretical research in aspects of soft-matter and biological physics.  Read more
  • Interactions: Magdalena Skipper
    Originally posted on - blogs by NPG staffMagdalena Skipper is the Chief Editor of Nature. She has spent over 15 years working for Nature Research in various roles at Nature Reviews Genetics, Nature, the Nature Partner Journals and Nature Communications.  Read more
  • The story behind the story: Mobile hack
    Originally posted on - blogs by NPG staffThis week’s Futures comes from Zack Lux in the form of Mobile hack. By day, Zack helps lawyers to organize and search electronic evidence in Silicon Valley, by night, he ponders the implications of technology. You can find out more about his work at his website or by following him on Twitter. Here, he reveals what kickstarted his latest tale — as ever, it pays to read the story first.  Read more
  • Interactions: Niccolo Somaschi
    Originally posted on - blogs by NPG staffNiccolo studied physics at the University of Milano-Bicocca before joining a Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD program at the University of Southampton and the FORTH research institute in Greece and then joining the group Prof. Pascale Senellart at the Centre of Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies ( CNRS & Université Paris-Sud) in Paris as a postdoctoral researcher. In 2017 he co-founded Quandela, a spinoff company from the same institute, that  fabricates and commercialises top-class quantum light sources to boost the development of quantum technologies from quantum computation to quantum communication and quantum sensing, and contribute to their spread outside the academic world.  Read more
  • The story behind the story: Cerise sky memories
    Originally posted on - blogs by NPG staffThis week’s Futures story sees the welcome return of Wendy Nikel with Cerise sky memories. Regular readers will remember Wendy’s previous stories Lava cake for the Apocalypse, The Memory Ward and Let me sleep when I die. You can find out more about Wendy’s work — and her latest novella The Grandmother Paradox — at her website and by following her on Twitter. Here, she reveals the inspiration for her latest tale — as ever, it pays to read the story first.  Read more
  • Interactions: Damian Wozniak
    Originally posted on - blogs by NPG staffDamian is a recent theoretical physics graduate. In September he will start his PhD with Dr Anna Posazhennikova at Royal Holloway University of London to work on nonequilibrium dynamics of bosons in optical lattices. The aim is to study the role played by incoherent quasi-particles excited due to nonequilibrium and to study the role of disorder in dynamics, as well as possible thermalisation of superfluid optical lattices. He won a Nature Reviews Physics poster prize at the Condensed Matter Physics in the City conference in London.  Read more
  • The story behind the story: Last contact
    Originally posted on - blogs by NPG staffThis week’s Futures story marks the welcome return of Graham Robert Scott with Last contact. Regular readers will remember Graham’s earlier story for us in the shape of Cold comforts. When not writing short stories, Graham teaches writing at Texas Woman’s University. Here, he reveals the origins of his latest tale — as ever, it pays to read the story first.  Read more

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