Next up: Ultracold simulators of super-dense stars

Rice University physicists have created the world's first laser-cooled neutral plasma, completing a 20-year quest that sets the stage for simulators that re-create exotic states of matter found inside Jupiter and white dwarf ...

Observing the birth of quasiparticles in real time

The formation of quasiparticles, such as polarons, in a condensed-matter system usually proceeds in an extremely fast way and is very difficult to observe. In Innsbruck, Rudolf Grimm's physics research group, in collaboration ...

Cooling with the coldest matter in the world

Physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new cooling technique for mechanical quantum systems. Using an ultracold atomic gas, the vibrations of a membrane were cooled down to less than 1 degree above absolute ...

Physicists provide experimental proof of theorized Efimov states

Some years ago, Rudolf Grimm's team of quantum physicists in Innsbruck provided experimental proof of Efimov states – a phenomenon that until then had been known only in theory. Now they have also measured the second Efimov ...

Ground-breaking insights into quantum chaos in ultracold gas

A specialised University of Innsbruck laboratory has successfully identified chaotic behaviour in atoms by using ultracold gas. This breakthrough could enable physicists to better understand the world of quantum mechanics.

Ultracold atoms reveal surprising new quantum effects

Vienna University of Technology physicists have studied the transition of quantum systems towards thermal equilibrium. They detected an astonishingly stable intermediate state between order and disorder. The results are being ...

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