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ISC High Performance 2017

Conference: 18 Jun 2017 - 22 Jun 2017, Frankfurt, Germany.

Microscopy & Microanalysis 2017 Meeting

Conference/exhibition: 6 Aug 2017 - 10 Aug 2017, St Louis, United States.

Archaeology meets particle physics

Undergraduates search for hidden tombs in Turkey using cosmic-ray muons. While the human eye is an amazing feat of evolution, it has its limitations. What we can see tells only a sliver of the whole story. Often, it is what is on the inside that counts.  To see a broken femur, we pass X-rays through a leg and create an image on a metal film. Show More Summary

Viewpoint: Linking Two Quantum Dots with Single Photons

Author(s): Oliver Benson Researchers have transferred quantum information from one quantum dot to another dot 5 m away using photonic qubits as the relay. [Physics 10, 42] Published Tue Apr 25, 2017

Viewpoint: A Diatomic Molecule is One Atom too Few

Author(s): Paul Hamilton and Eric R. Hudson The successful laser cooling of a triatomic molecule paves the way towards the study of ultracold polyatomic molecules. [Physics 10, 43] Published Mon Apr 24, 2017

Scientists model the formation of multivalleys in semiconductor microcavities

Everything we experience is made of light and matter. And the interaction between the two can bring about fascinating effects. For example, it can result in the formation of special quasiparticles, called polaritons, which are a combination of light and matter. Show More Summary

Physicist improves particle interaction modeling

Quantum electrodynamics is a lot like baking a cake, and then trying to take apart the individual ingredients. At least, that is what physicist Dr. Ulrich Jentschura equates to the process of creating an equation that can couple particles' and antiparticles' predicted masses at the same time.

'Quantum simulator' facilitates research into theoretical supermaterials

Physicists at Utrecht University have created a 'quantum simulator,' a model system to study theoretical prognoses for a whole new class of materials. These 'supermaterials' include graphene, which has a two-dimensional structure and unique characteristics. Show More Summary

New CERN results show novel phenomena in proton collisions

In a paper published today in Nature Physics, the ALICE collaboration reports that proton collisions sometimes present similar patterns to those observed in the collisions of heavy nuclei. This behaviour was spotted through observation of so-called strange hadrons in certain proton collisions in which a large number of particles are created. Show More Summary

With new method, engineers can control and separate fluids on a surface using only visible light

A new system developed by engineers at MIT could make it possible to control the way water moves over a surface, using only light. This advance may open the door to technologies such as microfluidic diagnostic devices whose channels and valves could be reprogrammed on the fly, or field systems that could separate water from oil at a drilling rig, the researchers say.

Sex, lies and physics: 'Genius' drama is Einstein tell-all

The unparalleled brilliance and puckish wit? Check. The trademark wild mop of hair? Check. The marital infidelity and free-wheeling sex?

IMSA celebrates 30, pays homage to Lederman

The connection between Fermilab and the Illinois Math and Science Academy goes back to the lab's second director.

Thousands march for science in Washington

Protestors gather in the US capital and at almost 600 other places across the world

A tiny droplet of the early universe?

Particles seen by the ALICE experiment hint at the formation of quark-gluon plasma during proton-proton collisions. About 13.8 billion years ago, the universe was a hot, thick soup of quarks and gluons—the fundamental components that...Show More Summary

First-ever direct observation of chiral currents in quantum Hall atomic simulation

Using an atomic quantum simulator, scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have achieved the first-ever direct observation of chiral currents in the model topological insulator, the 2-D integer quantum Hall syst...

Nature plants a seed of engineering inspiration

Researchers in South Korea have quantitatively deconstructed what they describe as the "ingenious mobility strategies" of seeds that self-burrow rotationally into soil. This is an example of the many ways nature uses biological geometry to provide plants with muscle-like capabilities.

Growth under pressure: New metamaterial designed with counterintuitive property

In the not-too-distant future, it may be possible to 3-D print virtually anything. Consider standard printers, which "synthesize" thousands of colors by using only three color cartridges. By analogy, future 3-D printers may be capable of synthesizing thousands of different material properties with a mere handful of material cartridges.

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