New research suggests an updated set of equations that allows physicists to easily check whether or not a non-Gaussian state is genuinely quantum. Updated mathematical techniques that can distinguish between two types of ‘non-Gaussian curve’ could make it easier for researchers to study the nature of quantum entanglement. Quantum entanglement […]

It is like jumping on and off a carousel: what happens to neutrons changing from a non-rotating frame of reference into a rotating frame of reference — and back? 30 years ago, scientists predicted that this would lead to interesting interference effects, because neutron spin show a special kind of […]

The French theoretical physicist Franck Laloë presents a modification of Schrödinger’s famous equation that ensures that all measured states are unique, helping to solve the problem that is neatly encompassed in the Schördinger’s cat paradox. The paradox of Schrödinger’s cat – the feline that is, famously, both alive and dead […]

The researchers observed the magnetic skyrmions in an x-ray microscope on a sample of adjustable temperature. Credit: Kai Litzius A joint research project of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) that previously demonstrated the use of new spin structures for future magnetic storage devices […]

Silly questions lead to surprising answers about the fundamental nature of the universe. We might have been getting it wrong this whole time. Credit: Kavli IPMU Symmetry has been one of the guiding principles in physicists’ search for fundamental laws of nature. What does it mean that laws of nature […]

Credit: Imperial College London Scientists have demonstrated a key technology in making next-generation high-energy particle accelerators possible. Particle accelerators are used to probe the make-up of matter in colliders like the Large Hadron Collider, and for measuring the chemical structure of drugs, treating cancers and manufacturing silicon microchips. So far, […]

Picture of the single atom trap. In the ultra-high vacuum glass cell a single Rubidium atom is captured, which later will be entangled with a photon. Credit: C. Olesinski/LMU Physicists at Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), together with colleagues at Saarland University, have successfully demonstrated the transport of an […]