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    Atomic cousins team up in early quantum networking node

    Large-scale quantum computers, which are an active pursuit of many university labs and tech giants, remain years away. But that hasn’t stopped some scientists from thinking ahead, to a time when quantum computers might be linked together in a network or a single quantum Read More
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    Labs IRL: Boxing up atomic ions

    What makes a university physics lab tick? Sean Kelley grabs a mic and heads to a lab that's trying to build an early quantum computer out of atomic ions. Marko Cetina and Kai Hudek, two research scientsts at the University of Maryland who run Read More
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    Tiny magnetic tremors unlock exotic superconductivity

    Deep within solids, individual electrons zip around on a nanoscale highway paved with atoms. For the most part, these electrons avoid one another, kept in separate lanes by their mutual repulsion. But vibrations in the atomic road can blur their lanes and sometimes allow Read More
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    Quantum Thermometer or Optical Refrigerator?

    In an arranged marriage of optics and mechanics, physicists have created microscopic structural beams that have a variety of powerful uses when light strikes them. Able to operate in ordinary, room-temperature environments, yet exploiting some of the deepest principles of quantum physics, these optomechanical Read More
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    Physics Today features Distinguished University Professor Raman Sundrum and postdoc David Curtin

    Distinguished University Professor Raman Sundrum and postdoc David Curtin, are featured in the June issue of Physics Today magazine as the authors of the feature story, “Hidden Worlds of Fundamental Particles”. Read More
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    Neural take on quantum entanglement

    Machine learning, the field that’s driving a revolution in artificial intelligence, has cemented its role in modern technology. Its tools and techniques have led to rapid improvements in everything from self-driving cars and speech recognition to the digital mastery of an ancient board game. Read More
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    Gravitational Waves Again Detected

    Scientists in the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) collaboration now report the detection of a third gravitational wave event, named GW170104 and described in the July 1, 2017 Physical Review Letters. UMD's Peter Shawhan and Alessandra Buonanno are principal investigators in the experiment. For Read More
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    Tiny tug unleashes cryogenic currents

    Researchers have found that a small stretch is enough to unleash the exotic electrical properties of a newly discovered topological insulator, unshackling a behavior previously locked away at cryogenic temperatures. The compound, called samarium hexaboride, has been studied for decades. But recently it has Read More
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    Trapped ions and superconductors face off in quantum benchmark

    The race to build larger and larger quantum computers is heating up, with several technologies competing for a role in future devices. Each potential platform has strengths and weaknesses, but little has been done to directly compare the performance of early prototypes. Now, researchers Read More
  • 1 Atomic cousins team up in early quantum networking node
  • 2 Labs IRL: Boxing up atomic ions
  • 3 Tiny magnetic tremors unlock exotic superconductivity
  • 4 Quantum Thermometer or Optical Refrigerator?
  • 5 Physics Today features Distinguished University Professor Raman Sundrum and postdoc David Curtin
  • 6 Neural take on quantum entanglement
  • 7 Gravitational Waves Again Detected
  • 8 Tiny tug unleashes cryogenic currents
  • 9 Trapped ions and superconductors face off in quantum benchmark
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