August hero

50 years of ‘More is different’

Fifty years after the publication of Philip Anderson's landmark essay ‘More is different’, we discuss how reductionism and emergence shape the relationship between physics and other disciplines.

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  • The International Union for Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) celebrates its centenary this year, but its beginnings were far from easy. Roberto Lalli and Jaume Navarro reflect on IUPAP’s evolving role in promoting international cooperation.

    • Roberto Lalli
    • Jaume Navarro
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  • Fifty years since the publication of Phil Anderson’s ‘More is different’, we ponder how reductionism and emergence shape the relationship between physics and other disciplines.

    Editorial
  • Light–matter interactions are already used to induce new states in condensed-matter systems — such as in Floquet engineering. Combining these ideas with the vectorial properties of structured light promises to further expand the toolbox for optical control of quantum properties of matter.

    • Yanan Dai
    • Atreyie Ghosh
    • Hrvoje Petek
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  • Artificial intelligence may uncover new scientific concepts that defy human intuition, but will researchers be able to understand and operate with them? This scenario might seem like science fiction, but physicists have faced it before.

    • Iulia Georgescu
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  • A paper in Physical Review Letters shows how algae cells collectively form different patterns in response to light.

    • Ankita Anirban
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  • A paper in Nature Physics shows how the collective chiral motion of malaria single-cell organisms in mosquito saliva is driven by their physical properties

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