Capillary FracturingA research paper, “Capillary Fracturing in Granular Media,” by former postdoctoral associate Ran Holtzman, graduate student Michael Szulczewski and Professor Ruben Juanes published in the June 28 issue of Physical Review Letters was subsequently highlighted in Physics, an online publication of the American Physical Society that presents physics research to a broad audience. The topic of the paper, capillary fracturing, is related to the extraction of oil from the deep seas, CO2 sequestration and fracking.