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How does a quantum particle see the world?
Researchers at the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences proved that whether an object (in our example, the ball) shows quantum features depends on the reference frame. (2019-01-30)
The GRE fails to identify students that will graduate and hurts diversity, new study finds
A team of researchers led by RIT Professor Casey Miller discovered that traditional admissions metrics for physics Ph.D. programs such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) do not predict completion and hurt the growth of diversity in physics. (2019-01-29)
Penn physicists find the limits of multitasking in biological networks
Penn physicists have successfully characterized a model that details the limits of multitasking in biological networks. (2019-01-28)
Completing physics Ph.D. does not stem from scoring high on GRE
Scores on graduate school admissions exams like the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) do not predict successful completion of Ph.D.'s in physics, a new study shows. (2019-01-23)
Researchers report breakthrough in ice-repelling materials
Icy weather is blamed for multibillion dollar losses every year in the United States, including delays and damage related to air travel, infrastructure and power generation and transmission facilities. (2019-01-14)
PKU physicists bridge the equilibrium topological phases and non-equilibrium quantum dynamics
The emergent non-equilibrium topological patterns are shown in quench dynamics induced in a broad class of equilibrium topological phases, and provide universal dynamical characterization of such topological states. (2018-12-21)
Electrically charged higgs versus physicists: 1-0 until break
The last missing particle of the Standard Model, the Higgs boson, was discovered in 2012 in the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider. (2018-12-20)
Beyond the black hole singularity
Our first glimpses into the physics that exist near the center of a black hole are being made possible using 'loop quantum gravity'--a theory that uses quantum mechanics to extend gravitational physics beyond Einstein's theory of general relativity. (2018-12-20)
Beyond Einstein
Theoretical physicists have been questioning if black hole singularities exist through complex mathematical equations over the past several decades with little success until now. (2018-12-20)
The coming of age of plasma physics
The story of the generation of physicists involved in the development of a sustainable energy source, controlled fusion, using a method called magnetic confinement. (2018-12-19)
Researchers make liquid crystals do the twist
Researchers from the University of Maryland have for the first time measured an effect that was predicted more than 40 years ago, called the Casimir torque. (2018-12-19)
Pressure tuned magnetism paves the way for novel electronic devices
Using very sensitive magnetic probes, an international team of researchers has found surprising evidence that magnetism which emerges at the interfaces between non-magnetic oxide thin layers can be easily tuned by exerting tiny mechanical forces. (2018-12-17)
Advancing the description of 'mysterious' water to improve drug design
Interactions with water dominate how drug molecules bind to targets, but it's tricky to model these interactions, limiting the accuracy of drug design. (2018-12-17)
Ionosphere plasma experiments reviewed in a new Kazan University publication
There are only a few so-called 'heaters' in the world -- special facilities which create artificial plasma processes in the upper atmosphere by heating them. (2018-12-13)
New discovery improves use of optical tweezers
This year's Nobel Prize in Physics, awarded for discoveries in laser physics, recognizes optical tweezers. (2018-12-13)
Physicists edge closer to controlling chemical reactions
A team of researchers has developed an algorithm for predicting the effect of an external electromagnetic field on the state of complex molecules. (2018-12-10)
Force Push VR brings Jedi powers to life
Force Push provides a more physical, nuanced experience than traditional hand controllers allow in VR. (2018-11-30)
Environment turns molecule into a switch
For the first time, physicists from the University of Würzburg have successfully positioned an organic molecule on a substrate realizing two stable configurations. (2018-11-26)
Ultracold quantum mix
The experimental investigation of ultracold quantum matter makes it possible to study quantum mechanical phenomena that are otherwise hardly accessible. (2018-11-23)
Universal laws in impact dynamics of dust agglomerates under microgravity conditions
A collaboration between Nagoya University and TU Braunschweig finds evidence that when projectiles hit soft clumps of dust or hard clumps of loose glass beads, the scaling laws for energy dissipation and energy transfer are the same in each case. (2018-11-16)
Auroras unlock the physics of energetic processes in space
A close study of auroras has revealed new ways of understanding the physics of explosive energy releases in space, according to new UCL-led research. (2018-11-15)
World's next supercollider design report released
Scientists working on the Circular Electron Positron Collider (CEPC), a planned next-generation particle collider in China, released its Conceptual Design Report (CDR) on Nov. (2018-11-14)
Doubly-excited electrons reach new energy states
Sabyasachi Kar from the Harbin Institute of Technology, China, and Yew Kam Ho from the Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, have now characterised the higher energy levels reached by electrons in resonance in three-particle systems, which are too complex to be described using simple equations. (2018-11-13)
Half moons and pinch points: Same physics, different energy
For the first time, physicists present a unified theory explaining two characteristic features of frustrated magnets and why they're often seen together. (2018-11-11)
Laboratory experiments probe the formation of stars and planets
The cosmos is a void dotted with stars and an ever-increasing number of newly-observed planets beyond our solar system. (2018-11-05)
Getting the most out of atmospheric data analysis
An international team including researchers from Kanazawa University used a new approach to analyze an atmospheric data set spanning 18 years for the investigation of new-particle formation. (2018-10-26)
Borexino experiment: analysis of ten years of neutrino signals
Researchers from the Borexino collaboration have published the hitherto most comprehensive analysis of neutrinos from the Sun's core processes. (2018-10-25)
CCNY study breaks Förster resonant energy transfer (FRET) distance limit
Using engineered nanocomposite structures called metamaterials, a City College of New York-led research team reports the ability to measure a significant increase in the energy transfer between molecules. (2018-10-25)
Unprecedented look at electron brings us closer to understanding the universe
In a new study, researchers at Northwestern, Harvard and Yale universities examined the shape of an electron's charge with unprecedented precision to confirm that it is perfectly spherical. (2018-10-17)
Siberian physicists suggested a new approach to creating effective diffraction grating
A team from the L.V. Kirensky Institute of Physics of the Siberian Branch of RAS and Siberian Federal University (SFU) suggested a new approach to developing a dynamically controlled diffraction grating in atomic media that eliminates all existing limitations in this area. (2018-10-16)
New reservoir computer marks first-ever microelectromechanical neural network application
A group of researchers in Canada reports the construction of the first reservoir computing device built with a microelectromechanical system. (2018-10-16)
New memristor boosts accuracy and efficiency for neural networks on an atomic scale
Hardware that mimics the neural circuitry of the brain requires building blocks that can adjust how they synapse. (2018-10-16)
Scientists achieve first ever acceleration of electrons in plasma waves
An international team of researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) has demonstrated a new technique for accelerating electrons to very high energies over short distances. (2018-10-13)
'Fudge factors' in physics?
What if your theory to model and predict the electronic structure of atoms isn't accounting for dispersion energy? (2018-10-11)
Physics model finds that SCOTUS 'Super Court' votes are non-partisan
Eddie Lee, doctoral student in physics at Cornell University, applied a statistical physics model to a 'Super Court' of 36 Supreme Court justices and 24 nine-member courts from 1946 to 2016 and found that consensus dominates the court, and strong correlations in voting far outlast any one justice or court. (2018-10-11)
Heusler, weyl and berry
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute Chemical Physics of Solids have written a review paper about magnetic topological materials in the family of Heusler compounds. (2018-10-10)
Understanding catalysts at the atomic level can provide a cleaner environment
By studying materials down to the atomic level, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have found a way to make catalysts more efficient and environmentally friendly. (2018-10-10)
Intense microwave pulse ionizes its own channel through plasma
More than 30 years ago, researchers theoretically predicted the ionization-induced channeling of an intense microwave beam propagating through a neutral gas (>103 Pa) -- and now it's finally been observed experimentally. (2018-10-09)
Ultrafast optical fiber-based electron gun to reveal atomic motions
A new method will enable researchers to directly observe and capture atomic motions at surfaces and interfaces in real time. (2018-10-09)
Breaking supersymmetry
Supersymmetry predicts a relationship between the fundamental particles fermions and bosons. (2018-10-02)
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