Issue: Fall 2002
|24||Using the physicist's approach of developing theoretical models and running quantitative experiments, Alexander van Oudenaarden and his research group work to understand the biological function of noise in gene expression.
BY ALEXANDER VAN OUDENAARDEN
|Inflation and the New Era of High-Precision Cosmology|
|28||Several surprising observations made by astronomers in recent years have led to a new picture of our universe. Renowned cosmologist Alan Guth shows what it may all mean as he describes the predictions of inflationary cosmology.
BY ALAN H. GUTH
|Bose-Einstein Condensation: A Double Pot of Gold|
|40||A personal perspective on 20th century atomic physics is illustrated by the story of the discovery of Bose-Einstein condensation. Told by David Pritchard, mentor of two of the three winners of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physics.
BY DAVID E. PRITCHARD