News tagged with symmetry

Research shows potential for quasicrystals

( —Ever since their discovery in 1984, the burgeoning area of research looking at quasiperiodic structures has revealed astonishing opportunities in a number of areas of fundamental and applied research, including ...

dateMar 20, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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Higgs excitations near absolute zero

( -- A collaboration of physicists from Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics, LMU, Harvard and Caltech detect Higgs-type excitations in a low-dimensional system of ultracold atoms at the transition between different ...

dateJul 25, 2012 in General Physics
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Helping computers make faster decisions

( -- Industrial and systems engineering professor Jeff Linderoth is working on a way to help computers make yes/no decisions faster by enhancing the standard algorithm computers use to solve a class of problems ...

dateNov 21, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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Good vibrations for future quantum computers

( -- The enigmatic quantum dot is the basic building block for quantum computers. EPFL physicists have developed a new theory which shows that dot symmetry is enough to account for most of their intriguing optical ...

dateSep 07, 2011 in Nanophysics
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