Physicists encouraged to consider carbon footprint

By Ian Randall. Published on 18 October 2011 in:

Physicists are being encouraged to take a look at the size of their carbon footprint. In the October issue of Physics World, University of Oxford astrophysicist Phil Marshall calls on his colleagues worldwide to be an example in the fight against climate change.

Not only must one consider the impact of large scientific facilities – such as ground-based telescopes and particle accelerators, which can often have considerable energy demands – but also the effects on an individual scale. Marshall’s research shows that – in the field of astrophysics alone – researchers themselves average 23,000 air miles each year…

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Physics World: reporting from the frontiers of science

By Matin Durrani. Published on 16 August 2011 in:
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e-EPS spoke with Matin Durrani, the editor of Physics World, the membership magazine of the UK Institute of Physics.

Who is Physics World aimed at?

The readers of Physics World, and its sister website, all have one thing in common: a love and passion for physics – whether they’re using CERN’s Large Hadron Collider to search for the Higgs boson or building a new…

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