Europhysics News

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List of Papers (Total 1,110)

Small PET scanner based on MRI-compatible light sensor

Improving the quality of life of elderly people requires diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities for diseases of the central nervous system, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and epilepsy which have a rapidly growing impact on society. Minimallyinvasive imaging technologies such as PET and MRI allow for monitoring and tracking these illnesses, starting from their preliminary...

Showering from high-energy cosmic rays - Can be measured in the high school science lab

In particle physics a ‘shower’ is the avalanche of secondary particles produced by an incoming particle with high energy. This production requires the interaction with mass. A shower produced by high-energy cosmic rays usually covers a wide area, on the order of a square kilometer. The secondary particles can be observed by using scintillators. In view of the large area affected...

Physics and theology

The role of theology in relation to science is not to try to tell physics how to answer its own proper questions. We have every reason to believe that physics questions will eventually receive physics answers. However there are meaningful and necessary questions which arise from considering the results of physics but which exceed its selflimited power to address.

‘In free fall’

Physicists in the lead of a fiction book or a play, that’s a rare event! Writers in general do not understand physics, while physicists seldom have the talent of writing for a large audience. So when it happens, we should rejoice. The up-and-coming German author Juli Zeh [1] (1974), who studied law, has succeeded in combining beautiful prose, psychological drama, crime and...

The European Mathematical Society: the home for Mathematics in Europe

The European Physical Society has invited me to write an article on the European Mathematical Society (EMS) in its magazine, Europhysics News. This gives me a great opportunity to provide the community of European physicists with an overview of a learned society whose objectives are very similar to those of the European Physical Society. The longstanding connections between our...