Chinese Scientists Measure Speed of Gravity

Chinese scientists announced this week that they have conducted the most precise measurement yet of the speed of gravity. Their finding that gravity’s influence propagates at the speed of light supports both earlier, less...

An Appreciation of Physicist Fang Lizhi

Physicist Fang Lizhi, who died in April, became most widely known for his year-long refuge in the American embassy in Beijing, beginning on June 5th, 1989. In China Quarterly and the Forum on International Physics Newsletter,...

Who Will Be China’s First Female Astronaut?

The Guardian’s Tania Branigan reports that two female fighter pilots, Liu Yang and Wang Yaping, have made the shortlist to become China’s first female astronaut. One of them will join the country’s first manned...

Shanghai Physicists’ Eight-Tailed Schrödinger’s Cats

Ars Technica describes the reliable quantum entanglement of groups of eight photons by researchers at Shanghai’s University of Science and Technology of China, following their publication of a paper in Nature Photonics....

China Pursues Major Role in Particle Physics – Denis Overbye

From the New York Times Science Section: Ever since 1989, in a collection of buildings occupying about a city block in Beijing, Chinese physicists have been quietly shooting electrons and their evil-twin opposites ” positrons ” around a 80-yard-diameter underground track at nearly the speed of light, and then banging them together in little fireballs […]



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