Physics News

Read Richard Feynman's Best-Known Lectures For Free

In 1964, Richard Feynman gave a series of seven, hour-long lectures at Cornell University that have gone down in history as a wonderfully accessible introduction to physics. Now, you can read ...

5 hours ago from Gizmodo

Other sources: Gizmodo, ZME Science show all (3) »

How The Higgs Became The Target Of Run 2 At The Tevatron

Until the second half of the nineties, when the LEP collider started to be upgraded to investigate higher centre-of-mass energies of electron-positron collisions than those until then produced ...

Sun 31 Aug 14 from Science 2.0

Other sources: show all (1) »

Picturing Schrodinger's cat: Quantum physics enables revolutionary imaging method

Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ), and the University of Vienna have developed a fundamentally ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from

Other sources:, Science Now, IEEE Spectrum, ScienceNews, Nature News show all (12) »

Step lightly: All-optical transistor triggered by single photon promises advances in quantum applications

( —Optical transistors and switches are fundamental in both classical and quantum optical information processing. A key objective in optics research is determining and developing the ...

Fri 29 Aug 14 from

Other sources: (2), e! Science News, ScienceDaily show all (4) »

Fermilab experiment will attempt to answer whether we actually live in "the Matrix"

In what may be one of the most mind-bogglingly surreal experiments ever floated, scientists at the US Department of Energy's Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) will attempt to ...

18 hours ago from Gizmag

Other sources: Gizmag, Newscientist,,, Extremetech show all (16) »

New technique uses fraction of measurements to efficiently find quantum wave functions

The result of every possible measurement on a quantum system is coded in its wave function, which until recently could be found only by taking many different measurements of a system and estimating ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from

Other sources:, e! Science News, Newswise show all (4) »

Tiny graphene drum could form future quantum memory

Scientists from TU Delft's Kavli Institute of Nanoscience have demonstrated that they can detect extremely small changes in position and forces on very small drums of graphene. Graphene drums ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from

Other sources:, IEEE Spectrum show all (3) »

This Is Schrödinger's Cat Caught on Camera

While quantum mechanics is tough to get your head round , you probably know about Schrödinger's poor old cat: left in a box, both alive and dead at the same time. Well, now there's a ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from Gizmodo

Other sources: Gizmodo show all (2) »

A new, tunable device for spintronics

Recently, the research group of Professor Jairo Sinova from the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in collaboration with researchers from the UK, Prague, and Japan, ...

Thu 28 Aug 14 from

Other sources: (2), Eurekalert show all (3) »

Duality principle is 'safe and sound': Researchers clear up apparent violation of wave-particle duality

Decades of experiments have verified the quirky laws of quantum theory again and again. So when scientists in Germany announced in 2012 an apparent violation of a fundamental law of quantum ...

Tue 26 Aug 14 from

Other sources:, Science 2.0, R&D Mag, e! Science News, Newswise show all (6) »

Show more »