News tagged with quantum fluctuations

Binding together repelling atoms

Basic chemistry tells us that a bond between atoms can form if it is energetically more favorable for the atoms to stick together than staying apart. This fundamentally requires an attractive force between the atoms. However, ...

dateJul 31, 2013 in Materials Science
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Astronomers gain new knowledge about early galaxies

The early galaxies of the universe were very different from today's galaxies. Using new detailed studies carried out with the ESO Very Large Telescope and the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers, including members from the ...

dateJul 03, 2013 in Astronomy
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Does probability come from quantum physics?

(—Ever since Austrian scientist Erwin Schrodinger put his unfortunate cat in a box, his fellow physicists have been using something called quantum theory to explain and understand the nature of waves and particles.

dateFeb 05, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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