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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
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    The latest on HAWC and the search for high-energy gamma rays

    In our own galaxy and beyond, violent collisions fling a never-ending stream of stuff at the earth, and astrophysicists are eager to learn more about the processes that produce this cosmic barrage. Researchers from around the world have teamed up to build the High-Altitude Read More
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    Ions sync up into world's first time crystal

    Consider, for a moment, the humble puddle of water. If you dive down to nearly the scale of molecules, it will be hard to tell one spot in the puddle from any other. You can shift your gaze to the left or right, or Read More
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    High-flying Experiments Tackle the Mysteries of Cosmic Rays

    Cosmic rays are not rays at all, but highly energetic particles that zoom through space at nearly the speed of light.  The particles range in size, from subatomic protons to the atomic nuclei of elements such as carbon and boron. Scientists suspect that the Read More
  • 1 Quantum Thermometer or Optical Refrigerator?
  • 2 Physics Today features Distinguished University Professor Raman Sundrum and postdoc David Curtin
  • 3 Neural take on quantum entanglement
  • 4 Gravitational Waves Again Detected
  • 5 Tiny tug unleashes cryogenic currents
  • 6 Trapped ions and superconductors face off in quantum benchmark
  • 7 The latest on HAWC and the search for high-energy gamma rays
  • 8 Ions sync up into world's first time crystal
  • 9 High-flying Experiments Tackle the Mysteries of Cosmic Rays
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