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Can we build a quantum clock that is entirely quantum?

By Nicole Yunger Halpern Clocks could get a quantum update Credit: Quality Stock / Alamy Stock Photo The following is…

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Quantum computer can simulate infinitely many chaotic particles

Using just a handful of quantum bits, researchers have used a quantum computer to simulate an infinite line of electron-like…

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‘Impossible’ Particle Adds a Piece to the Strong Force Puzzle

This spring, at a meeting of Syracuse University’s quark physics group, Ivan Polyakov announced that he had uncovered the fingerprints…

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3D Printing Helps Ultracold Quantum Experiments Go Small

To find some of the coldest objects in the universe, you don’t have to go much further than your local…

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Fractons, the Weirdest Matter, Could Yield Quantum Clues

Your desk is made up of individual, distinct atoms, but from far away its surface appears smooth. This simple idea…

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Mathematicians Prove a 2D Version of Quantum Gravity Works

It’s an elegant idea that yields concrete answers only for select quantum fields. No known mathematical procedure can meaningfully average…

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The Mystery at the Heart of Physics—That Only Math Can Solve

“It’s totally boring, because you’ve described a lonely field with nothing to interact with, so it’s a bit of an…

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A ‘Last Hope’ Experiment Finds Evidence for Unknown Particles

The Theory Initiative decided not to include BMW’s value in their official estimate for a few reasons. The data-driven approach…

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Neutrinos change their identities and we don’t know why

The standard model of particle physics explains many things, but the strange behaviour of neutrinos isn’t one of them, writes…

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Quantum Mischief Rewrites the Laws of Cause and Effect

Alice and Bob, the stars of so many thought experiments, are cooking dinner when mishaps ensue. Alice accidentally drops a…

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