physics

May the force be with you: detecting ultrafast light by its force

Published: 5Aug2020

A McGill research team has developed a new technique to detect nano-sized imperfections in materials. They believe this discovery will lead to improvements in the optical detectors used in a wide...

Latest gravitational-wave detection opens new era for astronomy

Published: 16Oct2017

The discovery of a gravitational wave caused by the merger of two neutron stars, reported today by a collaboration of scientists from around the world, opens a new era in astronomy. It marks the...

Nobel Prize in Physics goes to gravitational wave scientists

Published: 3Oct2017

The Nobel Prize in Physics 2017 was divided, one half awarded to Rainer Weiss, the other half jointly to Barry C. Barish and Kip S. Thorne "for decisive contributions to the LIGO detector and the...

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