For centuries, scientists believed that light, like all waves, couldn’t be focused down smaller than its wavelength, just under a millionth of a metre. Now, researchers led by the University of Cambridge have created the world’s smallest magnifying glass, which focuses light a billion times more tightly, down to the scale of single atoms. More:
The Abdus Salam Prize has been donated to the Department to be presented to a Research Student at the Cavendish. This prestigious prize is an excellent addition to a CV. It includes a cash award of £500.