Best of Last Week – The sound of an atom captured, solid light created and the banality of evil
(Phys.org) —It was an interesting week for physics research, as a team at MIT began taking a second look at pilot-wave theory—they're wondering if, when looked at a certain way , fluid mechanics might suggest an alternative to quantum orthodoxy—they're taking a new ...
May the force be with us? Precise measurements test quantum electrodynamics, constrain possible fifth fundamental force
Ex nihilo: Dynamical Casimir effect in metamaterial converts vacuum fluctuations into real photons
Physicists add 'quantum Cheshire Cats' to list of quantum paradoxes
Study finds semiclassical gravity counterintuitive, but on the horizon of testability
Researcher shows that black holes do not exist
Black holes have long captured the public imagination and been the subject of popular culture, from Star Trek to Hollywood. They are the ultimate unknown – the blackest and most dense objects in the universe ...
Eavesdroppers begone: New quantum key distribution technique is impervious to noise
Maxwell's demon can use quantum information to generate work
Physicists study magnetism with the roles of position and momentum reversed
Quantum strategies fail to improve capacity of quantum optical communication channels
Many Interacting Worlds theory: Scientists propose existence and interaction of parallel worlds
Griffith University academics are challenging the foundations of quantum science with a radical new theory based on the existence of, and interactions between, parallel universes.
String field theory could be the foundation of quantum mechanics
Two USC researchers have proposed a link between string field theory and quantum mechanics that could open the door to using string field theory—or a broader version of it, called M-theory—as the basis ...
'Solid' light could compute previously unsolvable problems
Researchers at Princeton University have begun crystallizing light as part of an effort to answer fundamental questions about the physics of matter.
Scientists tame Schrodinger's cat for a new type of quantum computer
Physicists at the University of Sussex have tamed one of the most counterintuitive phenomena of modern science in their quest to develop a new generation of machines capable of revolutionizing the way we ...