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Controlling ultrastrong light-matter coupling at room temperature
Physicists at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, together with colleagues in Russia and Poland, have managed to achieve ultrastrong coupling between light and matter at room temperature. (2020-09-23)
WPI math professor verifies centuries-old conjecture about formation of the solar system
Using a limited set of mathematical equations, Worcester Polytechnic Institute mathematical sciences professor Mayer Humi said he has confirmed a 224-year-old math conjecture about the origins of our solar system, providing insights about the process that leads to the formation of solar systems across the universe. (2020-09-23)
Scientists develop forecasting technique that could help advance quest for fusion energy
An international group of researchers has developed a technique that forecasts how tokamaks might respond to unwanted magnetic errors. (2020-09-23)
Young physicist 'squares the numbers' on time travel
Paradox-free time travel is theoretically possible, according to the mathematical modelling of a prodigious University of Queensland undergraduate student. (2020-09-23)
New approach to exotic quantum matter
A team of international researchers reports on new advances in the understanding of fractional angular momentum and anyon statistics of impurities in Laughlin liquids. (2020-09-22)
Cosmic X-rays reveal an indubitable signature of black holes
A black hole is an exotic cosmic object, from within which nothing, not even light, can escape. (2020-09-21)
Hyperbolic metamaterials exhibit 2T physics
According to Igor Smolyaninov of the University of Maryland, ''One of the more unusual applications of metamaterials was a theoretical proposal to construct a physical system that would exhibit two-time physics behavior on small scales.'' (2020-09-21)
Insight-HXMT discovers closest high-speed jet to black hole
Insight-HXMT, China's first space X-ray astronomical satellite, has discovered a low-frequency quasi-periodic oscillation (QPO) above 200 kiloelectron volts (keV) in a black hole binary, making it the highest energy low-frequency QPO ever found. (2020-09-21)
New calculation refines comparison of matter with antimatter
An international collaboration of theoretical physicists has published a new calculation relevant to the search for an explanation of the predominance of matter over antimatter in our universe. (2020-09-17)
Reviewing the quantum material 'engine room', QAHE
An Australian collaboration reviews the quantum anomalous Hall effect (QAHE), one of the most fascinating and important recent discoveries in condensed-matter physics. (2020-09-16)
Skoltech research puts exciton-polaritons in their place with new artificial laser-built lattices
Researchers at the Hybrid Photonics Laboratories in Skoltech and Southampton (UK), in collaboration with Lancaster University (UK), have demonstrated a new optical method to synthesize artificial solid-state crystal structures for cavity-polaritons using only laser light. (2020-09-16)
Microsoft and University of Copenhagen collaboration yields promising material for quantum computing
Researchers at the Microsoft Quantum Materials Lab and the University of Copenhagen, working closely together, have succeeded in realizing an important and promising material for use in a future quantum computer. (2020-09-16)
Turbulence affects aerosols and cloud formation
Turbulent air in the atmosphere affects how cloud droplets form. (2020-09-16)
Fish, seaweed inspire slippery surfaces for ships
Fish and seaweed secrete a layer of mucus to create a slippery surface, reducing their friction as they travel through water. (2020-09-15)
From star to solar system: How protoplanetary rings form in primordial gas clouds
The star HL Tauri is glowing at the center of a system of concentric rings made from gas and dust and producing planets, one for each gap in the ring. (2020-09-15)
Big answers from tiny particles
A team of physicists led by Kanazawa University demonstrate a theoretical mechanism that would explain the tiny value for the mass of neutrinos and point out that key operators of the mechanism can be probed by current and future experiments. (2020-09-14)
A phonon laser - coherent vibrations from a self-breathing resonator
Lasing - the emission of a collimated light beam of light with a well-defined wavelength (color) and phase - results from a self-organization process, in which a collection of emission centers synchronizes itself to produce identical light particles (photons). (2020-09-11)
Holding up a mirror to a dark matter discrepancy
The universe's funhouse mirrors are revealing a difference between how dark matter behaves in theory and how it appears to act in reality. (2020-09-11)
Revealing the secrets of high-energy cosmic particles
The ''IceCube'' neutrino observatory deep in the ice of the South Pole has already brought spectacular new insights into cosmic incidents of extremely high energies. (2020-09-10)
Superconductors are super resilient to magnetic fields
A Professor at the University of Tsukuba provides a new theoretical mechanism that explains the ability of superconductive materials to bounce back from being exposed to a magnetic field. (2020-09-10)
A new way to solve thermal maturity of marine shales with high-over maturities
Maturity is important for petroleum source rock evaluation as well as shale oil and gas exploration. (2020-09-10)
Nanophysics - Spectral classification of excitons
Ultrathin layers of tungsten diselenide have potential applications in opto-electronics and quantum technologies. (2020-09-10)
Evidence of power: Phasing quantum annealers into experiments from nonequilibrium physics
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) use commercially available quantum annealers, a type of quantum computer, to experimentally probe the validity of an important mechanism from nonequilibrium physics in open quantum systems. (2020-09-10)
More small-scale dark matter gravitational lenses than expected in galaxy clusters
The gravitational pull of cold dark matter in galaxy clusters can distort or bend the light coming from distant background galaxies, in a phenomenon called gravitational lensing. (2020-09-10)
Hubble observations suggest a missing ingredient in dark matter theories
Astronomers have discovered that there may be a missing ingredient in our cosmic recipe of how dark matter behaves. (2020-09-10)
New Hubble data suggests there is an ingredient missing from current dark matter theories
Observations by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have found that something may be missing from the theories of how dark matter behaves. (2020-09-10)
Quirky response to magnetism presents quantum physics mystery
In a new study just published and highlighted as an Editor's Suggestion in Physical Review Letters, scientists describe the quirky behavior of one such magnetic topological insulator. (2020-09-10)
Magnetic whirls crystallize in two dimensions
Cooperation within the TopDyn research center paves the way for the investigation of two-dimensional phases and phase transitions (2020-09-09)
Atomistic modelling probes the behavior of matter at the center of Jupiter
EPFL professor and NCCR MARVEL project leader Michele Ceriotti and colleagues have developed a physics-based machine learning approach to examine the behavior of hydrogen at extremely high pressures. (2020-09-09)
Physicists explain mysterious dark matter deficiency in galaxy pair
A new theory about the nature of dark matter helps explain why a pair of galaxies about 65 million light-years from Earth contains very little of the mysterious matter, according to a study led by a physicist at the University of California, Riverside. (2020-09-09)
Quantum shake
There they were, in all their weird quantum glory: ultracold lithium atoms in the optical trap operated by UC Santa Barbara undergraduate student Alec Cao and his colleagues in David Weld's atomic physics group. (2020-09-09)
Researchers find unexpected electrical current that could stabilize fusion reactions
PPPL scientists have found that electrical currents can form in ways not known before. (2020-09-04)
Discovery of unconventional hall effect
Hall effect plays a key role in condensed matter physics. (2020-09-03)
Bilingual children may lose less brain matter as they grow up
Children and adolescents who speak more than one language may reach adulthood with better brain structure, according to a new study. (2020-09-02)
Zooming in on dark matter
Cosmologists have zoomed in on the smallest clumps of dark matter in a virtual universe - which could help us to find the real thing in space. (2020-09-02)
Making more of methane
Looking closely at the chemical process that transforms methane into useful products could help unveil more efficient ways to use natural gas. (2020-09-02)
Editors' Choice in Science: an unusual superconductor
Professor Wang Jian at Peking University and collaborators observed the experimental evidence of anomalous metallic state and detected type-II Ising superconductivity existing in centrosymmetric systems. (2020-09-02)
Direct observation of desorption of a melt of long polymer chains
Publication in Nature Communication: Simone Napolitano -Laboratory of Polymer and Soft Matter Dynamics, Université libre de Bruxelles - and his collaborators, Xavier Monnier and Daniele Cangialosi, from the International Center of Physics of Donostia and the Centro de Física de Materiales of San Sebastián (Spain) were able to experimentally access the adsorption/desorption transition. (2020-09-01)
Decorating windows for optimal sound transmission
Glass windows typically offer some amount of sound proofing, sometimes unintentionally. (2020-09-01)
UH Mānoa researchers predict location of novel candidate for mysterious dark energy
UH researchers explain what may be the cause of the universe's accelerating growth. (2020-09-01)
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