Giant 'quantum twisters' may form in liquid light

New mechanism found for generating giant vortices in quantum fluids of light.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 5, 2021 ~5 min

‘Multiplying’ light could be key to ultra-powerful optical computers

New type of optical computing could solve highly complex problems that are out of reach for even the most powerful supercomputers.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 8, 2021 ~5 min

Cambridge researchers awarded European Research Council funding

Five researchers at the University of Cambridge have won consolidator grants from the European Research Council (ERC), Europe’s premiere funding organisation

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 9, 2020 ~2 min

Squeezing light inside memory devices could help improve performance

Researchers have developed a method to ‘squeeze’ visible light in order to see inside tiny memory devices. The technique will allow researchers to probe how

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Oct. 5, 2020 ~3 min

Computational modelling explains why blues and greens are brightest colours in nature

Researchers have shown why intense, pure red colours in nature are mainly produced by pigments, instead of the structural colour that produces bright blue and

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 11, 2020 ~3 min

New augmented reality head-mounted display offers unrivalled viewing experience

Cambridge engineers have developed a new augmented reality (AR) head-mounted display (HMD) that delivers a realistic 3D viewing experience, without the commonly associated side effects of nausea or eyestrain.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Sept. 22, 2019 ~3 min

Smallest pixels ever created could light up colour-changing buildings

The smallest pixels yet created – a million times smaller than those in smartphones, made by trapping particles of light under tiny rocks of gold – could be used for new types of large-scale flexible displays, big enough to cover entire buildings.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
May 10, 2019 ~3 min