Network structure visualised in an artistic picture frame.

February issue

This month we highlight superconductivity in Weyl semimetals, analyse how the low-rank hypothesis impacts networks, and say thank you to lab technicians.


  • Artistic rendition of analogies between macroscopic and biophysical phenomena

    Research in biological physics often requires collaboration across different fields. This Focus Issue celebrates the benefits and discusses the challenges of multidisciplinarity.

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  • Despite the essential support they provide to successful research projects, the contributions of laboratory technicians often remain undervalued. We take a moment to appreciate their efforts.

  • Adaptive optics allows scientists to correct for distortions of an image caused by the scattering of light. Anita Chandran illuminates the nature of the technique.

    • Anita Mary Chandran
    Measure for Measure
  • Quantum technologies change our notion of measurement. Chenyu Wang elaborates on how quantum squeezing enhances the precision of gravitational-wave interferometers.

    • Chenyu Wang
    Measure for Measure
  • Two-dimensional crystals have revolutionized fundamental research across a staggering range of disciplines. We take stock of the progress gained after twenty years of work.

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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