October 11th, 2012
A French-American duo shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics for inventing methods to observe the bizarre properties of the quantum world, research that has led to the construction of extremely precise clocks and helped scientists take the first steps toward building superfast computers. Serge Haroche of France and American David Wineland opened the door to new experiments in quantum physics by showing how to observe individual quantum particles while preserving their quantum properties.
The American Institute of Physics (AIP) and American Physics Society (APS) have compiled biographies and achievements of the two scientists, they have also made papers from their journals available:
Contact the JPL Library Reference Desk (email: email@example.com or ext. 4-4200) for more information about the scientists, their papers or any other topics.
September 27th, 2012
The SPIE Digital Library is the world’s largest collection of optics & photonics applied research. JPL Library has recently added its 160+ ebooks to our subscription, and SPIE has moved to a new platform in order to have more functionalities. This is a great time to visit the new SPIE Digital Library.
Highlights of the New SPIE Digital Library:
- Electronic books: topics range from guide to binocular, fiber optics, to remote sensing.
- Proceeding papers: more than 350,000 papers from 1962 to present.
- Journals: all nine journals from the earliest issue to present.
- Topical collections: pre-defined subjects clusters cutting across proceeding papers, journal articles, and book chapters.
- Video links: selected recent proceeding papers include links to videos or other media that were a part of the conference presentation
- Mobile applications: with a one-time set-up, users can access SPIE contents via smartphones or tablets.
For more information about SPIE Digital Library, contact the Library Reference Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Reference Desk at ext 4-4200.
September 25th, 2012
Click on the title to access the ebook. Chapters can be downloaded and read on personal computer or mobile devices. For more questions related to ebooks, please contact Library Reference Desk at email@example.com, or call ext. 4-4200.
September 24th, 2012
If you have been using Browser Remote Access System (RAS) to peruse JPL Library’s electronic journals, electronic books, or databases when you are away from the Lab, please be sure that you have the Two Factor Authentication (TFA) tokens from OCIO before November 5. You can begin to use it as soon as you have it, but you are required to use it from November 5, 2012 on.
For more information about the TFA tokens, please check OCIO TFA website.