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  • Although participating in outreach activities has many benefits for early-career researchers, outreach programmes are not always structured in a way that helps them participate. Three physicists explain why this motivated them to start a spin-off company dedicated to outreach.

    • P. Riccardi
    • F. Valentini
    • V. Carbone
  • Hsin-Yuan Huang explains how quantum states can be efficiently characterized using very few measurements thanks to the method known as classical shadow tomography.

    • Hsin-Yuan Huang
    Tools of the Trade
  • In 2022 we celebrate four decades of quantum computing by looking back at the milestones of the field and forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

  • Increasing public and private investment, technological breakthroughs, and a growing number of facilities could bring fusion technology to the delivery era by mid-century. Matteo Barbarino argues that global cooperation and effective regulation are vital in accelerating progress.

    • Matteo Barbarino
    Down to Business
  • December 2021 closes our third year of publication. To celebrate, we look at the links between our review-type articles, and think about what articles we might publish next.

  • Forty years ago saw the introduction of stochastic resonance — the counter-intuitive idea that noise may help a nonlinear system respond to a weak signal.

    • Zoe Budrikis
    Research Highlight
  • In 1961, Rolf Landauer noted that erasing one bit of information has a thermodynamics cost. This observation explained Maxwell’s demon paradox and was influential in the early days of quantum computing.

    • Iulia Georgescu
    Research Highlight
  • Integrated approaches with advanced machine learning techniques are becoming necessary to take full advantage of the advanced experimental capabilities of next-generation synchrotrons. Yijin Liu and colleagues discuss the emergence of synergistic machine-and-data intelligence in synchrotron technology, and how it may accelerate scientific discovery.

    • Jizhou Li
    • Xiaobiao Huang
    • Yijin Liu
  • India is a key player in big international science projects in astronomy, nuclear and high-energy physics. However, raising the visibility of individual researchers and institutes remains a challenge.

  • The Indian space science program dates back to the 1960s, but has hit the headlines in the 21st century after successful missions to the Moon and Mars. Scientists from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) reflect on the past successes and share their plans for the future.

    • Tirtha Pratim Das
    • Mohammad Hasan
    • T. Maria Antonita
  • Fifty years ago saw a breakthrough in the study of vertex models, which are statistical mechanics models that have applications to ice, among other systems.

    • Zoe Budrikis
    Research Highlight