European Physical Journal D

Patterns of interfering massive particles

Two-particle interference has been the focus of many studies, specifically in quantum optics with photons. However, interference between two massive, identical particles is not so well understood. In a study published in ...

Mar 04, 2014 5 / 5 (9) 2

No qualms about quantum theory

A colloquium paper published in European Physical Journal D looks into the alleged issues associated with quantum theory. Berthold-Georg Englert from the National University of Singapore reviews a selection of the potent ...

Nov 26, 2013 4.2 / 5 (12) 2 | with audio podcast

Pulsating dust cloud dynamics modeled

The birth of stars is an event that eludes intuitive understanding. It is the collapse of dense molecular clouds under their own weight that offers the best sites of star formation. Now, Pralay Kumar Karmakar from the Department ...

Sep 12, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Novel beams made of twisted atoms

Physicists have, for the first time, now built a theoretical construct of beams made of twisted atoms. These findings by Armen Hayrapetyan and colleagues at Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg in Germany ...

Aug 07, 2013 4.9 / 5 (7) 0 | with audio podcast

The key to ion beams' polarisability

Polarisability determines the force with which an inhomogeneous external electric field acts on the ions of an ion beam. However, it can be quite tricky to obtain accurate values for this force. Now, two German theoretical ...

Jul 17, 2013 4.8 / 5 (4) 0 | with audio podcast

Disentangling information from photons

Theoretical physicist Filippo Miatto and colleagues from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK, have found a new method of reliably assessing the information contained in photon pairs used for applications in cryptography ...

Jul 12, 2012 4.8 / 5 (5) 3 | with audio podcast