quantum physics

HOTY2017
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
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
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
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
particles

Doped Diamonds Push Practical Quantum Computing Closer to Reality

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

Intelligent Machines are Teaching Themselves Quantum Physics

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

Laser Squeezing Pushes Tiny Metal Plate to New Temperature Low

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

For the First Time, Researchers Bridge Quantum Computers on a Single Chip

Maybe building a full-scale quantum computer is just a matter of linking a bunch of small ones.
Michael Byrne
10.15.16