quantum physics

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking’s Last Paper Is Now Online

The black hole information paradox fascinated Hawking for decades, and is the topic of his final research study.
Becky Ferreira
4 days ago
HOTY2017

The Physicist Building the World’s Most Precise Clock

Advanced timekeeping could help unify quantum and gravitational physics, predict earthquakes, and navigate in deep space.
Matthew Gault
1.10.18
quantum computing

New Analysis Suggests That Commercial Quantum Computers Are Kinda Slow

D-Wave's quantum annealers face a fundamental limitation when it comes to scaling: temperature.
Michael Byrne
9.18.17
string theory

Ultra-Cold Gases Offer Window Into Extra Dimensions, According to New Theory

A nice but fatally flawed idea.
Michael Byrne
8.4.17
particles

The Cat Is Dead: Enjoy These Three Music Videos About Theoretical Physics

Backreaction's Sabine Hossenfelder​ offers a synthwave tour of the hard questions.
Michael Byrne
6.19.17
particles

Doped Diamonds Push Practical Quantum Computing Closer to Reality

Good old silicon saves the day.
Michael Byrne
5.27.17
quantum physics

New Measurement Technique Puts Elusive Virtual Particles in Relief

It turns out that measuring nothing is pretty hard.
Michael Byrne
5.21.17
intelligent machines

Intelligent Machines are Teaching Themselves Quantum Physics

Machine learning could lead to unprecedented advances in quantum physics.
Daniel Oberhaus
2.13.17
Dark Energy

How Breaking One of the Most Basic Physical Laws Might Explain Dark Energy

Fudging the law of conservation of energy offers a new perspective on dark energy.
Michael Byrne
1.22.17
studies

Laser Squeezing Pushes Tiny Metal Plate to New Temperature Low

NIST physicists beat a fundamental quantum limit.
Michael Byrne
1.22.17
physics

Physicists Mold Giant Photons Into Custom Shapes

The ability to manipulate photon shapes allows for the tweaking of light-matter interactions.
Michael Byrne
12.4.16
Lasers

Physicists Measure Atomic Event Within a Trillionth of a Billionth of a Second

New method captures photoemission of electrons from helium atoms with a degree of precision impossible with cameras.
Leif Johnson
11.14.16