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Nobel Laureates in Physics

Sound advice on how to be brilliant

So you want to be brilliant, but you worry that you lack the necessary in-born traits? Never fear. Nearly anyone can achieve mental brilliance, if they choose the right habits, according to American professors Edward Burger and Michael Starbird in their new guide to better mental agility.

Monday, 20 August, 2012, 9:54am

Scientists side with Einstein on light speed

Foreign and domestic scientists on the mainland have joined the debate over the supposed detection of faster-than-light particles announced in Europe last week.

29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Faust in Copenhagen: A Struggle for the Soul of Physics and the Birth of the Nuclear Age

Faust in Copenhagen: A Struggle for the Soul of Physics and the Birth of the Nuclear Age

by Gino Segre

Jonathan Cape, HK$208

It's often enjoyable reading people's accounts of their passions. Gino Segre, professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Pennsylvania, is passionate about physics and its modern development.

19 Aug 2007 - 12:00am


Way off mark on China's Nobel laureates

Sunanda Kisor Datta-Ray often writes some of the most interesting commentaries for the South China Morning Post with an Asian perspective.

15 May 2007 - 12:00am

Advice from Nobel winner

Students CAN make wonderful achievements in science if they make good use of their sense of curiosity and work hard, said Nobel laureate Roy Glauber.

In an interview with Young Post, the co-winner of the 2005 Nobel Prize in physics encouraged students to be bold and independent in their pursuit of scientific knowledge.

27 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Basic biology tops the agenda at science prizes

The results of this year's Shaw Prizes for the good and the great in the sciences were announced this week but reporters were only interested in one thing: is Weng Fan (below), the 29-year-old wife of octogenarian Nobel Prize-winning physicist Yang Chen-ning, really pregnant?

24 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Spiritual diversions, science and now the celebrity vet

The parents of Eric Lai Cheong-sang divorced when he was around six or seven years old because his father became a Buddhist monk.

14 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Late love blooms for Nobel laureate

Media reports say octogenarian to marry student, 28

Octogenarian Nobel laureate Yang Chen-ning has found a new love in his twilight years - a Chaozhou woman 54 years his junior, according to media reports.

17 Dec 2004 - 12:00am


Four Hong Kong International School students had a chance to meet Nobel Prize winner Douglas Osheroff.

Earlier this month, Jachson Shih, James Hay, Chan Ka-win and Jeffrey Weingard met Professor Osheroff, Stanford Nobel laureate in Physics, and learned about the investigation into the Columbia space shuttle accident.

25 Oct 2004 - 12:00am

Shoot for the stars, says Nobel winner

Imagine catching a shooting star: Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu is one of the best people to explain how.

Speaking at the 40th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture at Chinese University, the second-generation Chinese-American professor yesterday offered a rare insight into the mystique of physics.

1 Jul 2004 - 12:00am