The power of entanglement: A conversation with Fernando Brandao
May 23, 2016
Computers are a ubiquitous part of modern technology, utilized in smartphones, cars, kitchen appliances, and more. But there are limits to their power. New faculty member Fernando Brandão, the Bren Professor of Theoretical ...
Researchers demonstrate size quantization of Dirac fermions in graphene
May 20, 2016
Quantum mechanics is the field of physics governing the behavior of things on atomic scales, where things work very differently from our everyday world.
Theorists smooth the way to modeling quantum friction
May 16, 2016
Theoretical chemists at Princeton University have pioneered a strategy for modeling quantum friction, or how a particle's environment drags on it, a vexing problem in quantum mechanics since the birth of the field. The study ...
New design of primitive quantum computer finds application
May 10, 2016
Scientists and engineers from the Universities of Bristol and Western Australia have developed how to efficiently simulate a "quantum walk" on a new design for a primitive quantum computer.
The philosophy of chemistry and what it can tell us about life, the universe and everything
May 10, 2016
Philosophy asks some fundamental and probing questions of itself. What is it? Why do we do it? What can it achieve? As a starting point, the word "philosophy" comes from the Greek words meaning a love of wisdom. And anyone ...
Could aluminum nitride be engineered to produce quantum bits?
May 03, 2016
Quantum computers have the potential to break common cryptography techniques, search huge datasets and simulate quantum systems in a fraction of the time it would take today's computers. But before this can happen, engineers ...
Scientists take next step towards observing quantum physics in real life
Apr 25, 2016
Small objects like electrons and atoms behave according to quantum mechanics, with quantum effects like superposition, entanglement and teleportation. One of the most intriguing questions in modern science is if large objects ...
The big question of 'how physics makes us free'
Apr 22, 2016
Can it really be that everything you do is determined by facts that were in place long before you were born?
Better tests for Schrodinger cats (Updated)
Apr 18, 2016
In a classical world, objects have pre-existing properties, physical influences are local and cannot travel faster than the speed of light, and it is in principle possible to measure the properties of macroscopic systems ...
Take that, A.I.: Video-gamers solve quantum physics mystery using human intuition
Apr 17, 2016
Computers may trounce humans at games like chess and Go, but there's one game we've still got a lock on: quantum physics. Scientists who had people play an online video game that mimicked a troublesome quantum mechanical ...