Quantum Physics

  1. two pigeons, each sitting in a cubbyhole
    Quantum Physics

    Photons reveal a weird effect called the quantum pigeonhole paradox

    Quantum particles seem to disobey a fundamental principle of mathematics.

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  2. quantum wave function
    Quantum Physics

    ‘Beyond Weird’ and ‘What Is Real?’ try to make sense of quantum weirdness

    The books ‘Beyond Weird’ and ‘What is Real?’ have different perspectives on what quantum physics says about reality.

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  3. Sierpinski triangle and quantum fractal
    Quantum Physics

    Physicists wrangled electrons into a quantum fractal

    The tiny, repeating structure could reveal weird behavior of electrons in fractional dimensions.

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  4. Douglas Stanford
    Quantum Physics

    Douglas Stanford probes the chaos inside black holes

    Theoretical physicist Douglas Stanford is linking some of the most massive objects known to the quantum realm.

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  5. rubidium atoms in 3-D structures
    Quantum Physics

    Rubidium atoms mimic the Eiffel Tower, a Möbius strip and other 3-D shapes

    Scientists have arranged atoms of the element rubidium into complex three-dimensional structures.

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  6. D-Wave quantum computer
    Quantum Physics

    Quantum computer simulates two types of bizarre materials

    In calculations involving about 2,000 quantum bits, a D-Wave machine reproduced the behavior of exotic substances.

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    A new quantum device defies the concepts of ‘before’ and ‘after’

    Two events can happen in different orders at the same time, thanks to quantum physics.

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  8. human-made diamond
    Materials Science

    Designer diamonds could one day help build a quantum internet

    A new design in artificial diamonds stores and releases quantum information better than others.

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  9. piston illustration
    Quantum Physics

    Mini machines can evade friction by taking quantum shortcuts

    Special maneuvers allow researchers to create tiny machines that are as efficient as possible.

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  10. a Newton's cradle
    Quantum Physics

    A tiny version of this physics toy is revealing quantum secrets

    Scientists created a quantum Newton’s cradle to study thermal equilibrium.

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  11. Illustration of electromagnetic fields trapping a cloud of rubidium atoms above a microchip
    Quantum Physics

    Split atom clouds get entangled in quantum tests

    Scientists create quantum links between clouds consisting of thousands of atoms.

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  12. illustration of experimental set up
    Quantum Physics

    Spooky quantum entanglement goes big in new experiments

    Scientists entangled the motions of two jiggling devices that are visible with a magnifying glass or even the naked eye — if you have keen vision.

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