This year’s 60th anniversary of the PAS Institute of Physics offers an excellent opportunity to reflect on its accomplishments and attempt to define its role in the future

The heaviest element known today has the atomic number of 118. Can still heavier atomic nuclei exist? Where do the boundaries of the periodic table of elements lie?

Quantum theory was discovered in 1925 independently by Werner Heisenberg and Erwin Schrödinger. The discovery was the culmination of 25 years of intensive research. Today, its interpretation remains as controversial as it is inspirational


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