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Seeing quantum motion

Consider the pendulum of a grandfather clock. If you forget to wind it, you will eventually find the pendulum at rest, unmoving. However, this simple observation is only valid at the level of classical physics—the laws ...

dateAug 28, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Thermometry using an optical nanofiber

Experimental quantum physics often resides in the coldest regimes found in the universe, where the lack of large thermal disturbances allows quantum effects to flourish. A key ingredient to these experiments is being able ...

dateAug 24, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Twin paradox on a chip

Per Delsing and his team want to combine theoretical calculations with experiments on superconducting circuits to gain an understanding of how things fit together at the nano level. Among other things, they plan to simulate ...

dateAug 19, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Quantum computing advance locates neutral atoms

For any computer, being able to manipulate information is essential, but for quantum computing, singling out one data location without influencing any of the surrounding locations is difficult. Now, a team of Penn State physicists ...

dateAug 12, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Paving the way for a faster quantum computer

A team of physicists from the University of Vienna and the Austrian Academy of Sciences have demonstrated a new quantum computation scheme in which operations occur without a well-defined order. The researchers led by Philip ...

dateAug 11, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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