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Heike Kamerlingh Onnes won his Nobel prize back in 1913 two years after the discovery of superconductivity; Georg Bednorz and Alexander Müller won theirs in 1987, just a year after discovering high-t...

Discovering diamonds

Natural diamonds are old, almost as old as the planet itself. They mostly originated in the Earth’s mantle around 1 to 3.5 billion years ago and typically were brought to the surface during deep and...

SESAME sees first beam

Late in the evening of 12 January, a beam of electrons circulated for the first time in the SESAME light source in Jordan. Following the first single turn, the next steps will be to achieve multi-tur...


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