Virtual Special Issues

5  years after Fukushima — Insights from current research


Virtual Special Issue on Women in Physics


Virtual Special Issue on Gravitational Waves


Virtual Special Issue on the International Year of Light (Fourth Edition)

We are nearly ending the year and therefore it is time for our 4th and last edition of the Virtual Special Issue on The International Year of Light (IYL 2015).


Virtual Special Issue on the International Year of  Light (Third Edition)light

The year 2015 has been declared by the United Nations to be the International Year of Light (IYL2015), a global initiative to raise awareness of the importance of light and optical technologies in everyone’s lives, futures and for the development of society.


Nobel Prize  in Physics 2015

The editors and the publishing team at Elsevier Physics congratulate Takaaki Kajita and Arthur B. McDonald, for jointly receiving the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass".

Besides to the key contributors, Kajita and McDonald, Elsevier Physics would like to extend their congratulations to the Super-Kamiokande Collaboration and to the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Collaboration whose discoveries have yielded crucial insights into the all but hidden world of neutrinos.
Both scientists, Kajita and McDonald, have been publishing a variety of their articles in Elsevier’s Physics journals. We feel honored to have had the opportunity to work with these remarkable scientists.

In recognition of the importance of these three scientists, we are pleased to make a collection of their work, published with Elsevier Physics, freely available.


Can physics predict the Tour de France winners?

A new mathematical  model that explains cycling formations has some surprising applications


Virtual Special Issue on the contributions of the 13th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics (TAUP2013)


Virtual Special Issue on LHC Results


Virtual Special Issue on the International Year of  Light (Second Edition)light

We are almost half way 2015, being the International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015), a global initiative adopted by the United Nations.


Virtual Special Issue on the International Year of  Light (1st Edition)!light

Editorial on  the International Year of Light 2015
Martin J Booth
Editor of Optics Communications

Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford, UK
Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, University of Oxford, UK
School of Advanced Optical Technologies, Erlangen, Germany.


Keeping the “Halo Effect” at Arm’s Length


Virtual Special Issue on the Nobel Prizes 2014

Introduction
Compiled by Marco Bettinelli, Sergey Feofilov and Richard Meltzer,Journal of  Luminescence