Ferroelectric nematic liquid crystal in a microchannel being reoriented by an external electric field.

November issue

This month we celebrate 50 years of the renormalization group, reflect on the Nobel prizes, and examine ferroelectric nematic liquid crystals confined in microchannels.


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A simulated speckle pattern created when white light passes through a thin, multiply scattering medium.

Complex optics

Disorder and mode interactions are often treated as sources of noise, but can shape the flow of light in interesting and useful ways.


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