May the force be with us? Precise measurements test quantum electrodynamics, constrain possible fifth fundamental force
Physicists discuss quantum pigeonhole principle
On the origins of the Schrodinger equation
Duality principle is 'safe and sound': Researchers clear up apparent violation of wave-particle duality
Decades of experiments have verified the quirky laws of quantum theory again and again. So when scientists in Germany announced in 2012 an apparent violation of a fundamental law of quantum mechanics, a physicist at the University ...
Philosopher untangles Einstein senility controversy
When it comes to looking at reality from the subatomic perspective of quantum theory, many physicists are nearly as much in the dark as the average person on the street.
You don't exist in an infinite number of places, say scientists
Strange behavior of bouncing drops demonstrates pilot-wave dynamics in action (w/ Video)
A research team led by Yves Couder at the Université Paris Diderot recently discovered that it's possible to make a tiny fluid droplet levitate on the surface of a vibrating bath, walking or bouncing across, ...
Black holes do not exist as we thought they did
On January 24, the journal Nature published an article entitled "There are no black holes." It doesn't take much to spark controversy in the world of physics... But what does this really mean? In a brief ...
Teleportation with engineered quantum systems
A team of University of Queensland physicists has transmitted an atom from one location to another inside an electronic chip.
Curtains down for the black hole firewall paradox: Making gravity safe for Einstein again
Research by scientists at the University of York has revealed new insights into the life and death of black holes.
Can an oil bath solve the mysteries of the quantum world?
For the past eight years, two French researchers have been bouncing droplets around a vibrating oil bath and observing their unique behaviour. What sounds like a high-school experiment has in fact provided the first ever ...
Light particles illuminate the vacuum
Researchers from the Finnish Aalto University and the Technical Research Centre of Finland succeeded in showing experimentally that vacuum has properties not previously observed. According to the laws of ...
Long predicted atomic collapse state observed in graphene: Researchers recreate elusive phenomenon with artificial nucle
The first experimental observation of a quantum mechanical phenomenon that was predicted nearly 70 years ago holds important implications for the future of graphene-based electronic devices. Working with ...
When fluid dynamics mimic quantum mechanics
In the early days of quantum physics, in an attempt to explain the wavelike behavior of quantum particles, the French physicist Louis de Broglie proposed what he called a "pilot wave" theory. According to ...