PST in the news

Physics Special Topics has received a great deal of media interest over the last few years. A few of the highlights are listed below.

The entries below are listed according to the year of publication in the journal.




  • The physics of Street Fighter: how to replicate Street Fighter's Hadouken


Physics Special Topics - a crash course in the politics of peer review

To infinity and beyond: teleporting humans into space

Helicarrier: Highly Feasible or Hollywood Hijinks?

Hot air in the House of Commons

James’ Giant Peach Transport across the Atlantic

Doing Whatever a Spider Can

Relativistic Optics


Could Bruce Willis save the world?

Trajectory of a falling Batman

How to score a goal




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