The light paradox goes beyond the wave-particle duality

This is the third article in a series of articles exploring the birth of quantum physics. Light is a paradox. It is associated with wisdom and knowledge, with deity. The Enlightenment suggested the light of reason as a guiding path toward truth. We evolved to identify visual patterns with great accuracy—to distinguish foliage from a … Read more

Detecting dark matter using quantum computers

In a new breakthrough, scientists at the US Department of Energy’s Fermilab have found a way to detect dark matter using quantum computers. Dark matter makes up about 27% of the matter and energy budget in the universe, but scientists don’t know much about it. They already know that it’s cold, which means that the … Read more

Physics Books 2022 | Symmetry Journal

Elusive: How Peter Higgs Solved the Mystery of the Requiem, by Frank Close On the day the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics was announced, University of Glasgow theoretical physicist and presumptive laureate Peter Higgs kept himself off the grid. Telling no one where he was, Higgs left his apartment and started walking. This year, on … Read more

The threat of a common enemy may no longer unite polarized Americans, a study finds

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain During World War II, the Americans banded together. They ate less meat and planted victory gardens. They lowered the thermostats and rationed gasoline. Republican, Democrat – it didn’t matter: Faced with a common enemy, American civilians were willing to sacrifice for American interests. That was 80 years ago, when the political … Read more

Will gravitational waves solve one of the biggest mysteries in physics? (weekend feature)

“Gravitational waves will bring us wonderfully accurate maps of black holes — maps of space-time. These maps will show whether what we are dealing with are black holes as described in general relativity,” said the Nobel laureate, Caltech. Cape Thorne. Scientists at Cardiff University Gravity Exploration Institute They use the technologies behind one of the … Read more

The study looks at the millisecond pulses of pulsar PSR J1023+0038

Aqueye + light curve for PSR J1023 + 0038 observed Jan 2020, sagging every 10 seconds. The count rate is normalized at the maximum count rate. The vertical colored area indicates the visually determined ignition interval. Credit: Eliano et al., 2022 European astronomers have conducted X-rays and optical observations of a millisecond transition pulsar known … Read more

Quantum Entanglement: How Lady Gaga, Jim Carrey, and Steve Jobs used this power to transform their lives

We are strong beyond belief. there A force of energy binds us; Strong electromagnetic waves pass through us at all times. Sometimes, if our hearts and minds are in alignment, we can catch an upward line that leads us to the outer edges of human achievement, beyond what we thought possible–an unstoppable force. Creation and … Read more

No, physicists haven’t made a real wormhole. What they did was still great

Zoom in / Artist’s illustration of a quantum experiment studying the physics of traversable wormholes. Wormholes are a classic sci-fi trope in popular media, if only because they provide such a practical futuristic tell-tale device to sidestep the issue of violating relativity with faster-than-light travel. In fact, it is purely theoretical. Unlike black holes – … Read more