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Flowing along in four dimensions

In 1988, John Cardy asked if there was a c-theorem in four dimensions. At the time, he reasonably expected his work on theories of quantum particles and fields to be professionally put to the test… But ...

dateNov 15, 2011 in Quantum Physics
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May the force be with the atomic probe

New models suggest devising means of probing a surface at a sub-micrometric level as this will help us understand how electrons' diffusion affects long-range attractive forces.

dateDec 21, 2012 in Nanophysics
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On the edge of friction

(PhysOrg.com) -- The problem exists on both a large and a small scale, and it even bothered the ancient Egyptians. However, although physicists have long had a good understanding of friction in things like ...

dateDec 20, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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LHC to narrow search for Higgs boson

Scientists at the world's largest atom smasher have new data that shows with greater certainty where to find a long-sought theoretical particle that would help explain the origins of the universe.

dateDec 08, 2011 in General Physics
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Revealing secrets of atomic nuclei

Individual protons and neutrons in atomic nuclei turn out not to behave according to the predictions made by existing theoretical models. This surprising conclusion, reached by an international team of physicists ...

dateJan 21, 2015 in General Physics
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Hunting the unseen

A better knowledge about the composition of sub-atomic particles such as protons and neutrons has sparked conjecture about, as yet, unseen particles. A tool based on theoretical calculations that could aid ...

dateJul 15, 2011 in General Physics
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Inside Science Of Iron Man 2

When Iron Man 2 opens in theaters this Friday, you probably won't notice the science consultant who helped bring real science into the world of science fiction.

dateMay 05, 2010 in Other
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