Related topics: cosmic rays

Shaking the electron has strengthened quantum mechanics

Decays of atomic nuclei are potential sources of information on fundamental phenomena occurring in the quantum world. Unfortunately, it is a rather difficult task to model such processes. However, NCBJ physicists have successfully ...

100 years of cosmic rays mystery

As physicists gather in early August to celebrate a century since the initial discovery of cosmic rays, Alan Watson, emeritus professor of physics at the University of Leeds, explains how physicists have gradually revealed ...

X-ray 'echoes' map a supermassive black hole's environs

(Phys.org) -- An international team of astronomers using data from the European Space Agency's (ESA) XMM-Newton satellite has identified a long-sought X-ray "echo" that promises a new way to probe supersized black holes in ...

Neutrons uncover new density waves in fermion liquids

Scientists working at the Institut Laue-Langevin, one of the world's leading centres for neutron science, have carried out the first investigation of two-dimensional fermion liquids using neutron scattering, and discovered ...

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