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First visualisation of the DNA double helix in water

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A miniaturised cantilever tracing the contours of the DNA double helix, with its deflection detected by laser optics (not to scale).

Aizhan Bestembayeva, Jake Stinson, Bart W. Hoogenboom and co-authors

Atomic Force Microscopy with Nanoscale Cantilevers Resolves Different Structural Conformations of the DNA Double Helix

Nano Letters, 12, 7, 3846–3850 (2012)

Institute of Physics prize for Meera Parish

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Dr Meera Parish

Congratulations to Dr Meera Parish on being awarded the Maxwell Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics "(f)or her pioneering work in the theory of cold fermionic matter and magnetotransport in highly disordered media.". Meera is a member of the Condensed Matter and Materials Physics (CMMP) group and the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN).

Higgs Boson Discovery

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A Higgs candidate event recorded by the ATLAS detector.

The scientific community is celebrating one of the most significant achievements for several decades. The search for the Higgs boson has been conducted at CERN's Large Hadron Collider by the ATLAS and CMS experiments. Results were presented on the 4th July 2012, showing a clear 5 sigma observation of a new particle decaying, as is predicted by the Standard Model Higgs boson.

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