Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis has been made publicly available online for the first time

Stephen Hawking’s PhD Thesis Was Recently Made Available Online – And Here’s What It Is About

Stephen Hawking's doctoral thesis has been made publicly available online for the first time. The 119-page document submitted by then 24-year old Hawking is titled "Properties of an Expanding Universe", and covers several topics that have echoed through his career such as the origins of the universe, gravitational waves, and singularities.

Quantum Computers Are A Tool Of Destruction, Not Creation, Says Leading Physicist

Quantum Computers Are A Tool Of Destruction, Not Creation, Says Leading Physicist

Quantum computers are a tool of destruction, not creation, according to Alexander Lvovsky, Quantum Optics group leader at the Russian Quantum Center. All the sensitive data sent over the internet is encrypted in order to protect the privacy of the parties involved, but quantum computers can make modern cryptography obsolete.

Physicists Just Created A Light That Is A Billion Times Brighter Than The Sun

A team of physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has created the brightest light ever produced on Earth that is one billion times brighter than the surface of the sun.  To create this record-breaking light, the team fired an ultra high-intensity laser known as the DIOCLES laser at electrons suspended in helium. Their aim was to study how the laser’s photon scattered from each time it is struck.

Spatiotemporal Optical Vortices (STOVs) - Gray Ring-Like Objects (aka Smoke Rings)

Physicists Have Discovered New ‘Smoke Rings’ Made From Laser Light

A team of physicists from University of Maryland has discovered that high-intensity laser is capable of producing violent swirls of optical energy that strongly resemble smoke rings. These donut-shaped light structures, known as 'spatiotemporal optical vortices' or STOVs, can travel along with the laser pulse at the speed of light and control the flow of energy around it.