Cloning of quantum states is used for eavesdropping in quantum cryptography. It also has applications in quantum computation based on quantum information distribution. Uncertainty at the quantum scale makes exact cloning of quantum states impossible. Show More Summary
Conference: 23 Jul 2018 - 26 Jul 2018, Cork, Ireland.
Ising model could account for nut production of pistachio orchards
Many rocks are covered with circular hollows that look like honeycomb, and now we may finally understand how these strange formations come into existence
At a showing of the blockbuster movie followed by a Q&A with Fermilab scientists, students from diverse backgrounds were encouraged to pursue STEM careers.
Workshop: 6 Mar 2018 - 7 Mar 2018, Bruker office in Leiderdorp, Netherlands, United Kingdom. Organized by Bruker Nano Surfaces.
The interaction of high-power laser light sources with matter has given rise to numerous applications including; fast ion acceleration; intense X-ray, gamma-ray, positron and neutron generation; and fast-ignition-based laser fusion. These applications require an understanding of energy absorption and momentum transfer from the high-intensity lasers to plasma particles.
Identifying right-handed and left-handed molecules is a crucial step for many applications in chemistry and pharmaceutics. An international research team (CELIA-CNRS/INRS/Berlin Max Born Institute/SOLEIL) has now presented a new original and very sensitive method. Show More Summary
A team of researchers working at the Weizmann Institute of Science has found that organoids can be used to better understand how the human brain wrinkles as it develops. In their paper published in the journal Nature Physics, the team describes how they used a modified form of organoid development to study the development of brain wrinkles. Show More Summary
Australian researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) have developed a 3D printable 'clip-on' that can turn any smartphone into a fully functional microscope.
Workshop: 25 Apr 2018 - 26 Apr 2018, Rennes, France, France. Organized by Bruker Nano Surfaces.
A collection of physics books is being sold to the American Institute of Physics for $5m, as Robert P Crease finds out
A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has used data mining and computational tools to discover a new phosphor material for white LEDs that is inexpensive and easy to make. Researchers built prototype white LED light bulbs using the new phosphor. The prototypes exhibited better color quality than many commercial LEDs currently on the market.
The formation of self-organizing molecular patterns in cells is a critical component of many biological processes. Researchers from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have proposed a new theory to explain how such patterns emerge in complex natural systems.
With their insensitivity to decoherence, Majorana particles could become stable building blocks of quantum computers. The problem is that they only occur under very special circumstances. Now, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have succeeded in manufacturing a component that is able to host the sought-after particles.
Thermoelectric materials can use thermal differences to generate electricity. Now there is an inexpensive and environmentally friendly way of producing them with the simplest tools: a pencil, photocopy paper, and conductive paint. These...Show More Summary
Among this week's physics highlights: using a quantum computer to improve election forecasting; physicists create a new form of light; and a hotly debated new paper claiming scaling laws aren't universal to complex networks. I wrote an article for New...
A team of researchers led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has demonstrated a new method for splitting light beams into their frequency modes. The scientists can then choose the frequencies they want to work with and encode photons with quantum information. Show More Summary
A team of scientists has detected a hidden state of electronic order in a layered material containing lanthanum, barium, copper, and oxygen (LBCO). When cooled to a certain temperature and with certain concentrations of barium, LBCOShow More Summary
Basics Language first: There is no such thing as the Hilbert space. Hilbert spaces can look rather different, and which one is used in certain cases is by no means self-evident. To refer to Hilbert spaces by a definite article is like saying the moon when talking about Jupiter, or the car on an automotive fair. […]