### Englert and Higgs win Nobel physics prize (Update 4)

Nearly 50 years after they came up with the theory, but little more than a year since the world's biggest atom smasher delivered the proof, Britain's Peter Higgs and Belgian colleague Francois Englert won the Nobel Prize ...

### Physicists propose measure of macroscopicity; Schrodinger's cat scores a 57

(Phys.org) —The size of an object can be measured in many ways, such as by its mass, volume, or even the number of atoms it contains. And when it comes to quantum physics, "macroscopic" objects are considered to be larger ...

### On the origins of the Schrodinger equation

(Phys.org) —One of the cornerstones of quantum physics is the Schrödinger equation, which describes what a system of quantum objects such as atoms and subatomic particles will do in the future based on its current state. ...

### World's best measurement of W boson mass tests Standard Model, Higgs boson limits

(PhysOrg.com) -- Just as firemen use different methods to narrow the location of a person trapped in a building, scientists employ two techniques to find the hiding place of the theorized Higgs particle: direct searches for ...

### Best of Last Week – Setting a quantum speed limit, slowing the speed of light and turning back the aging clock

### New analysis shows a way to self-propel subatomic particles

Some physical principles have been considered immutable since the time of Isaac Newton: Light always travels in straight lines. No physical object can change its speed unless some outside force acts on it.

### Best of Last Week – Nobel prize winners announced, new kind of fusion reactor and a new drug that destroys tumors

### Particle physicists measure the spin contribution of the proton's antiquark

What causes a proton to spin? This fundamental question has been a longstanding mystery in particle physics, although it was once thought that the answer would be fairly straightforward: The spin of a proton's three subatomic ...

### One kind of supersymmetry shown to emerge naturally

(Phys.org) —UC Santa Barbara physicist Tarun Grover has provided definitive mathematical evidence for supersymmetry in a condensed matter system. Sought after in the realm of subatomic particles by physicists for several ...