Oliver Baker

All Stories by Oliver Baker

  1. Earth

    The Importance of Being Electric

    By coordinating measurements from telescopes, planes, balloons, and a battery of instruments, terrestrial and space scientists have now placed themselves on almost intimate terms with sprites—luminous shapes that fleetingly appear high above lightning storms.

  2. Physics

    Computers Crunch Quantum Collisions

    Physicists have mathematically described what happens when an electron collides with a hydrogen atom, accomplishing a longstanding goal.