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Understanding Feynman diagrams

Earth’s water and Neptune’s magnetic fields

The role of minerals in the solar system

Oliver Maz explores new ideas about the physics of planetary interiors, and how these are leading to novel explanations of some properties of our solar system

The Pacific Ocean from space

The terms in bold link to topics in the AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC and CCEA A-level specifications, as well as the IB, Pre-U and SQA exam specifications.

New computer simulations provide information about planetary interiors, including different isotopes and the presence of ions and electric currents, based on information about pressures and temperatures. This has led to new theories about the origin of Earth’s oceans, and Neptune’s magnetic field.

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Understanding Feynman diagrams

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