We are proud to reveal that research by several School members has been featured in the American Institute of Physics (AIP) publication "Scilight".

Christopher Angstmann, Bruce Henry, Ignacio Ortega-Piwonka, and colleague Peter Reece (of UNSW Physics) recently had their article, Noise induced aperiodic rotations of particles trapped by a non-conservative force, published in AIP's journal Chaos.

Their research findings have subsequently been showcased in Scilight, a publication which emphasises new and significant contributions to a field of science.

The findings of Angstmann et al. present a simple dynamical model which demonstrates how noise might cause a particle in an optical trap, otherwise expected to remain stationary, to develop a winding motion whose phase angle grows linearly over long times.