Category Archives: Funding

The end

On June 17, 2015

Physicsfocus will no longer be publishing new posts. We will, however, be looking at new ways of engaging the physics community online in the near future. We’d like to thank all our contributors and readers for the past two-and-a-bit years, 120 posts and 790 comments. It’s been a pleasure.

A tough year for Australian science

On September 8, 2014

Yesterday marked a year since Australia’s conservative Liberal-National Coalition were swept to victory in the country’s federal election. For Australian scientists, it’s been a tough 12 months.

Physics Focus: Our first year

On April 3, 2014

It’s our birthday: Physics Focus first began publishing a year ago today. Since then, we’ve run 78 articles from 27 different writers, and attracted more than 500 comments from readers. We’ve covered everything from supernovae to storytelling, and from nuclear to nonsense. Here are some of the highlights from our first 12 months.

Selling science by the pound

On June 13, 2013

The President of the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada, John McDougall, caused quite a blogstorm, and set Twitter alight, at the end of last month when he said: “Scientific discovery is not valuable unless it has commercial value.” The tweets below give a good indication of the consensus view among the Twitterati. I don’t […]