Quantum Physics

  1. still from the movie "A Boy and His Atom"
    Quantum Physics

    Physicists debate whether quantum math is as real as atoms

    Physicists debate whether quantum states are as real as atoms or are just tools for forecasting phenomena.

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  2. Quantum Physics

    Bell’s math showed that quantum weirdness rang true

    50 years ago, John Bell proved a theorem that led the way to establishing the weirdness of quantum physics.

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  3. Particle Physics

    Two new particles found at Large Hadron Collider

    Physicists with the Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment have identified two new particles called Xi_b'- and Xi_b*-.

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  4. Quantum Physics

    Milestone algorithm runs on quantum computer

    An algorithm proposed two decades ago that demonstrated the benefit of using quantum mechanics to solve certain problems has finally been run on a quantum computer.

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  5. Physics

    Magnetic detector identifies single protons

    An MRI-like machine can scan an individual proton, raising prospects that a similar technique could eventually image biological molecules one by one.

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    Hawking radiation spotted within sonic black hole

    Lab-created sonic black hole emits energy as famed physicist Stephen Hawking predicted, though the experiment may not be definitive.

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  7. triple slit experiment
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    Photons on roundabout route could get caught in action

    Proposed twist on classic double-slit experiment could identify light that weaves in and out.

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    Quasiparticles help physicists make sense of the world

    To improve semiconductors, superconductors and other materials, physicists view a particle and its surroundings as one entity.

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  9. Quantum Physics

    Three photons entangled, not just two

    Physicists have found a way to entangle a trio of photons, but it works only once in every quadrillion attempts.

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  10. dual-slit experiment
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    New analysis rescues quantum wave-particle duality

    An experiment that supposedly contradicted the wave-particle duality principle of quantum physics has been reanalyzed, revealing a flaw.

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    Quantum Physics

    Artificial atom probes sound’s quantum side

    Scientists have designed an artificial atom to emit sound that is divided into quantum particles.

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    Holography entangles quantum physics with gravity

    Spacetime geometry, and therefore gravity, emerges from quantum entanglement, analyses using tensor networks show.

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