In a new realm of materials, PhD student Thanh Nguyen uses neutrons to hunt for exotic properties that could power real-world applications.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
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Nobody expected that allowing more communication would make computational problems more reliable.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~8 min
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When scientists moved from manipulating atoms to messing with molecules, molecules started to disappear from view. Professor Kang-Kuen Ni has figured out why.
July 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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Physicists can use bright, hot lasers to slow atoms down so much that they measure -459 degrees Fahrenheit.
June 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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Exotic states called Kohn anomalies could offer clues to why some materials have the electronic properties they do.
June 12, 2020 • ~7 min
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If every action spilts the universe into different versions, what does that mean for free will?
April 30, 2020 • ~6 min
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In a new book, Professor David Kaiser describes dramatic shifts in the history of an evolving discipline.
April 29, 2020 • ~9 min
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So little is known about black holes and the image hints at a path to a higher-resolution image and more and better data.
April 17, 2020 • ~8 min
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Physicists have demonstrated the longest-yet microwave quantum link. It spans five meters and could benefit future quantum computer networks.
March 5, 2020 • ~5 min
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In the quantum realm, under some circumstances and with the right interference patterns, light can pass through opaque media. There's a new advance in this area.
Jan. 28, 2020 • ~7 min
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