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- 1995 Alan Hale and Thomas Bopp independently discover the comet now named after both of them
- 1775 Birth of Étienne-Louis Malus, known for Malus’ law relating the intensity of polarized light to the angle of incidence with the polarizer
- 1886 Birth of Walter H Schottky, known for his theories of electron and ion emissions and for his development of semiconductor devices
- 1928 Birth of Vera Rubin, known for her work on galaxy rotation rates
Impact Factor success
The 2012 Impact Factors once again show significant growth for many of the journals published by IOP Publishing.
New physicsworld.com service helps to connect research with industry
Physics Connect, an online innovation service that aims to bridge the gap between academia and industry, has been launched on physicsworld.com.