Physicists Are About to Attempt The ‘Impossible’ – Turning Light Into Matter

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert E=mc2 becomes m=E/c2. Theoretically, it should be possible to turn light into matter. In practice, well – “easier said … Continue reading Physicists Are About to Attempt The ‘Impossible’ – Turning Light Into Matter

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Physicists Find a Way to See the ‘Grin’ of Quantum Gravity

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine In 1935, when both quantum mechanics and Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity were young, a little-known Soviet … Continue reading Physicists Find a Way to See the ‘Grin’ of Quantum Gravity

Quantum Theory Rebuilt From Simple Physical Principles

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine Scientists have been using quantum theory for almost a century now, but embarrassingly they still don’t know what … Continue reading Quantum Theory Rebuilt From Simple Physical Principles

For The First Time, Physicists Have Observed a Giant Magnetic ‘Bridge’ Between Galaxies

Whoa. For the first time, scientists have detected evidence of a magnetic field that’s associated with the vast intergalactic ‘bridge’ that links our two nearest galactic neighbours. Known as the … Continue reading For The First Time, Physicists Have Observed a Giant Magnetic ‘Bridge’ Between Galaxies

Physicists find a way to control charged molecules—with quantum logic

An infographic of NIST technique for quantum control of molecules. Credit: Hanacek/NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) physicists have solved the seemingly intractablepuzzle of how to control the … Continue reading Physicists find a way to control charged molecules—with quantum logic

Physicists design 2-D materials that conduct electricity at almost the speed of light

UCI physicist Jing Xia (right, with graduate student Alex Stern) calls the fiber-optic Sagnac interferometer he built the most sensitive magnetic microscope in the world. He compares it to a … Continue reading Physicists design 2-D materials that conduct electricity at almost the speed of light

Not one, not two, but five new particles discovered with the Large Hadron Collider

Operating at unprecedented luminosities, the LHCb experiment at CERN has revealed a system of five “glue-like” particles that interact through the strong and weak nuclear forces. The particles are called … Continue reading Not one, not two, but five new particles discovered with the Large Hadron Collider

Using the ‘Bootstrap,’ Physicists Uncover Geometry of Theory Space 

In the 1960s, the charismatic physicist Geoffrey Chew espoused a radical vision of the universe, and with it, a new way of doing physics. Theorists of the era were struggling … Continue reading Using the ‘Bootstrap,’ Physicists Uncover Geometry of Theory Space 

Physicists Unveil Blueprint for a Quantum Computer the Size of a Soccer Field

Quantum computers promise to crack some of the world’s most intractable problems by super-charging processing power. But the technical challenges involved in building these machines mean they’ve still achieved just … Continue reading Physicists Unveil Blueprint for a Quantum Computer the Size of a Soccer Field

Physicists ‘See’ Location of 23,000 Single Atoms for First Time

Scientists have identified the 3D coordinates of 6,569 iron and 16,627 platinum atoms in an iron-platinum nanoparticle. Credit: Colin Ophus and Florian Nickel For the first time, scientists have seen … Continue reading Physicists ‘See’ Location of 23,000 Single Atoms for First Time

Physicists say they’ve manipulated ‘pure nothingness’ and observed the fallout

According to quantum mechanics, a vacuum isn’t empty at all. It’s actually filled with quantum energy and particles that blink in and out of existence for a fleeting moment – … Continue reading Physicists say they’ve manipulated ‘pure nothingness’ and observed the fallout