Each December, Physics World selects its Top 10 Breakthroughs of the year. Watch this video to find out which research has made it onto this year’s shortlist. On Thursday 17 December, one of the ten will be crowned Physics World’s Breakthrough of the Year 2020.
In addition to having been reported in Physics World in 2020, our selections must meet the following criteria:
- Significant advance in knowledge or understanding
- Importance of work for scientific progress and/or development of real-world applications
- Of general interest to Physics World readers
Come back next week to discover the winning breakthrough – and in the meantime you can read about the Top Ten, or listen to Physics World editors discuss their choices in the Physics World Weekly podcast.