Two papers investigate the thermodynamics of quantum systems
Does the quantum wave function represent reality?
Classical problem becomes undecidable in a quantum setting
'Spooky action at a distance' aboard the ISS
(Phys.org) —Albert Einstein famously described quantum entanglement as "spooky action at distance"; however, up until now experiments that examine this peculiar aspect of physics have been limited to relatively ...
Researchers propose using distant quasars to test Bell's theorem
In a paper published this week in the journal Physical Review Letters, MIT researchers propose an experiment that may close the last major loophole of Bell's inequality—a 50-year-old theorem that, if vio ...
Quantum Theory May Explain Wishful Thinking
Quantum computing moves forward
New technologies that exploit quantum behavior for computing and other applications are closer than ever to being realized due to recent advances, according to a review article published this week in the ...
Movement of pyrrole molecules defy 'classical' physics
(Phys.org) —New research shows that movement of the ring-like molecule pyrrole over a metal surface runs counter to the centuries-old laws of 'classical' physics that govern our everyday world.
40-year-old prediction confirmed: First direct proof of Hofstadter butterfly fractal observed in moire superlattices
A team of researchers from Columbia University, City University of New York, the University of Central Florida (UCF), and Tohoku University and the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan, have ...
Spooky action put to order: Physicists classify different types of 'entanglement'
A property known as "entanglement" is a fundamental characteristic of quantum mechanics. Physicists and mathematicians at ETH Zurich show now how different forms of this phenomenon can be efficiently and systematically classified ...
Teleported by electronic circuit: Physicists 'beam' information
ETH-researchers cannot "beam" objects or humans of flesh and blood through space yet, a feat sometimes alluded to in science fiction movies. They managed, however, to teleport information from A to B – for the first time ...
Physicists discover atomic clock can simulate quantum magnetism
Researchers at JILA have for the first time used an atomic clock as a quantum simulator, mimicking the behavior of a different, more complex quantum system.
Physicists introduce another quantum animal: The Quantum Pigeon
Recently physicists at Chapman University's Institute for Quantum Studies introduced the Quantum Cheshire Cat. Now they have introduced another quantum animal: the Quantum Pigeon.
Spintronics approach enables new quantum technologies
(Phys.org) —A team of researchers including members of the University of Chicago's Institute for Molecular Engineering highlight the power of emerging quantum technologies in two recent papers published ...