- 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.