Physics World’s Breakthroughs of the Year

9 Jan 2016

At the end of every year, the Physics World editorial team reveals what it believes to be the top 10 research breakthroughs for the past year.

Winners

2014

The Physics World 2014 Breakthrough of the Year goes to ESA’s Rosetta mission for being the first to land a spacecraft on a comet. Nine other achievements are highly commended and cover topics ranging from nuclear physics to acoustics:

2013

The Physics World award for the 2013 Breakthrough of the Year goes to “the IceCube South Pole Neutrino Observatory for making the first observations of high-energy cosmic neutrinos”. Nine other achievements are highly commended and cover topics ranging from nuclear physics to nanotechnology. Read more.