- fundamental importance of research;
- significant advance in knowledge;
- strong connection between theory and experiment; and
- general interest to all physicists.
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.
Neutrinos spotted from Sun’s main nuclear reaction
To the Borexino collaboration for being the first to detect neutrinos from the main nuclear reaction that powers the Sun.