• 10-year study reveals incredible level of accuracy to estimate intrinsic magnetic properties of two subatomic particles

    Updated: 2013-01-11 12:52:57
    The electron is found in every atom and plays a key role in almost every chemical reaction. So, a complete understanding of its physical properties is vital. Researchers from the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science, together with their colleagues from Nagoya University, Japan, and Cornell University in the US, have completed the most precise calculations of the magnetic properties of the electron and a similar, heavier particle known as a muon. These results provide a stringent test of physicists' understanding of the subatomic world.

  • Zeilinger Polls Quantum Physicists on Nature of Reality

    Updated: 2013-01-10 21:00:00
    : skip to main skip to sidebar Thursday , January 10, 2013 Zeilinger Polls Quantum Physicists on Nature of Reality In the 1920's , a group of physicists were at the center of a hot debate surrounding the nature of the quantum world Over 90 years later , these debates . continue At a recent conference on Quantum Physics and the Nature of Reality the quantum physicist , Anton Zeilinger see interview with Discover Mag . nbsp here polled the 33 attendees all quantum physicists , philosophers , and mathematicians on 16 questions that are central to understanding the nature of the quantum . world Data from A Snapshot of Foundational Attitudes Toward Quantum Mechanics http : arxiv.org abs 1301.1069 Most of us use applications of the quantum world every day . Lasers in barcode scanners or laser

  • Somersaulting film generates electricity

    Updated: 2013-01-10 19:00:00
    Energy is harvested from water vapour

  • Physicist homes in on universe's earliest magnetic fields

    Updated: 2013-01-10 15:11:47
    How primordial magnetism arose out of nothing

  • The Optoelectronics Company Debuts New Range of Laser Diode Modules

    Updated: 2013-01-10 15:07:39
    The Optoelectronics Company is launching a new range of Laser Diode Modules which provide a complete, compact and cost-effective OEM laser solution.

  • Identity physics

    Updated: 2013-01-10 09:00:00
    Robert P Crease wants your new quantum metaphors

  • The revolution will be typeset

    Updated: 2013-01-10 09:00:00
    Duncan Steele explains how one of the most widely used tools in physics – LaTeX – is adapting to the era of tablet computers

  • The revolution will be typeset

    Updated: 2013-01-10 09:00:00
    Duncan Steele

  • International Conference on Neutron Scattering 2013 (ICNS)

    Updated: 2013-01-10 00:00:00
    Conference/exhibition: 8 Jul 2013 - 12 Jul 2013, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. Organized by The Institute of Physics.

  • Smart Systems Integration 2013

    Updated: 2013-01-10 00:00:00
    Conference/exhibition: 13 Mar 2013 - 14 Mar 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Organized by Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH.

  • Newswire: Brookhaven National Laboratory - Duke Physicist to Lead Brookhaven Lab's Nuclear and Particle Physics Program

    Updated: 2013-01-09 16:00:00
    9 January 2013. Berndt Mueller to take the helm advancing the frontiers of the Lab's physics programs UPTON, NY - Nuclear physicist Berndt Mueller has joined the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory as the new Associate Laboratory Director (ALD) for Nuclear & Particle Physics (NPP), effective January 1, 2013. Mueller brings world-class experience as both a scientist and a manager of major research initiatives to this key leadership position at Brookhaven Lab.

  • Statistical Mechanics of Biological Cooperativity

    Updated: 2013-01-09 00:00:00
    Workshop: 22 May 2013 - 25 May 2013, Mariehamn, Åland, Finland.

  • WITec AFM/Raman Workshop

    Updated: 2013-01-09 00:00:00
    Workshop: 5 Feb 2013, Leatherhead, Surrey, United Kingdom. Organized by LOT-QuantumDesign.

  • Cirac and Zoller win the Wolf Prize for physics

    Updated: 2013-01-03 04:14:18
    Ignacio Cirac and Peter Zoller were just announced as winners of the 2013 Wolf Prize for physics. I’m not sure if this is the official citation, but the Jerusalem Post is saying the prize is: for groundbreaking theoretical contributions to quantum … Continue reading →

  • Philosophy of Physics – Quantum Mechanics פילוסופיה של הפיזיקה מכניקת הקוונטים

    Updated: 2012-12-26 00:09:27
            Weknowmemes  (קישורים למאמרים בעברית בתוך המאמר באנגלית) Quantum time machine and quantum ti

  • Quantum Mechanics

    Updated: 2012-12-25 17:13:10
    In the late 19th century, many physicists thought that their job was almost finished, because well-u

  • MIT Discovers a New State of Matter That Could Revolutionize Electronic Devices

    Updated: 2012-12-25 11:06:29
    MIT Discovers a New State of Matter That Could Revolutionize Electronic Devices. Wow! Science contin


    Updated: 2012-12-24 08:41:01
    or the world is crazier then you ever thought. Different version of the 1927 Solvay Conference on Qu

  • Quantum entangled batteries could be the perfect power source

    Updated: 2012-12-24 03:43:43
    By Sebastian Anthony on November 8, 2012 Two European theoretical physicists have shown that it may

  • New Form of Quantum Computation

    Updated: 2012-12-23 07:50:01
    New Form of Quantum Computation Promises Showdown With Ordinary Computers Ins and outs. In all four

  • Photoelectric Effect - Sci-advent - Day 21

    Updated: 2012-12-22 18:54:32
    We have seen how light could be described in terms of a wave, as demonstrated by the double-slit exp

  • Physics #58: Fundamental Understanding of Temperature

    Updated: 2012-12-21 01:55:39
    The ideal gas law is given by where  is Boltzmann’s constant. By equating the result of the pr

  • Physics #57: Fundamental Understanding of Pressure

    Updated: 2012-12-21 01:37:21
    About a year ago, I first learned about the concept of pressure during the Gas Laws unit in AP Chemi

  • Double Slit Experiment - Sci-advent - Day 19

    Updated: 2012-12-20 16:17:28
     The double-slit experiment is one of the most famous experiments in physics and one with grea

  • Newswire: International Committee for Future Accelerators announces members of new Linear Collider Board

    Updated: 2012-12-20 09:00:00
    20 December 2012. Pier Oddone, the Chair of the International Committee for Future Accelerators (ICFA) announced yesterday the membership of the new Linear Collider Board (LCB), which as a sub-panel of ICFA will promote and oversee the development of a linear collider and its detectors as a world-wide collaborative project.

  • Quantum Mechanics Fall Class Lecture Notes

    Updated: 2012-12-14 18:33:59
    Classes are over for the semester, and I’ve put together the lecture notes for my undergraduate “Quantum Mechanics for Mathematicians” course, which are available here. The idea for the course was to try and explain the basics of quantum mechanics, … Continue reading →

  • Ironing out an astrophysics problem

    Updated: 2012-12-14 00:00:00
    Space telescopes have greatly advanced our understanding of the universe, but they have also surfaced some new and puzzling problems. Recently scientists gained insight into a mismatch between theory and observation uncovered by space telescope research by using a ground-based X-ray technology that grew out of particle physics.

  • Fundamental Physics Prize recognizes Higgs hunters

    Updated: 2012-12-11 17:29:23
    Many have speculated about which theorists the Nobel Committee might honor for the prediction of the Higgs boson, but it was the experimentalists involved in the search for the particle who received recognition today. 

  • Decay channel

    Updated: 2012-12-11 16:07:37
    Decay channels are the possible transformations a particle can undergo as it decays. When a particle decays, it does not break into smaller bits; its energy does. Even fundamental particles—so named because they are the basic building blocks of matter that cannot be broken into smaller parts—can decay. Many particles in the Standard Model exist for only a limited time before decaying. When a particle decays, it transforms into collections of less massive particles whose combined energy adds up to the energy of the original particle.

  • Newswire: CERN - Fundamental Physics Prize Foundation Announces Physics Frontiers and New Horizons in Physics Prizes Along with Two Special Prizes

    Updated: 2012-12-11 15:00:00
    Two $3,000,000 special Fundamental Physics Prizes have been awarded to Stephen Hawking and to seven scientists who led the effort to discover a Higgs-like particle at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. The winner of the 2013 Fundamental Physics Prize will be announced at a ceremony at CERN[1] on March 20, 2013

  • This Week’s Hype

    Updated: 2012-12-10 20:45:29
    Space.com has a new story entitled Space Bursts Provide Insight to Theory of Everything, which has been picked up elsewhere as “evidence for string theory”. For instance Physicists Find New Evidence Of A ‘Theory Of Everything’ In The Wreckage Of … Continue reading →

  • Newswire: Kavli IPMU - Strict Limit on CPT Violation from Gamma-Ray Bursts

    Updated: 2012-12-07 15:00:00
    Kenji Toma (Osaka Univ.), Shinji Mukohyama (Kavli IPMU, Univ. of Tokyo), Daisuke Yonetoku (Kanazawa Univ.) and their colleagues have used the photon polarization in three distant gamma-ray bursts detected by Japanese spacecraft as evidence that the polarization did not rotate during its long journey. This lack of rotation puts the most stringent constraints yet on the violation of a fundamental symmetry. This work is going to be published and highlighted in Physical Review Letters.

  • Forty Years of String Theory

    Updated: 2012-12-06 03:08:08
    The journal Foundations of Physics has been promising a special issue on “Forty Years of String Theory: Reflecting on the Foundations” for quite a while now, with a contribution first appearing back when it really was 40 years since the … Continue reading →

  • Lars Hormander

    Updated: 2012-11-30 19:51:43
    Lars Hörmander, who made fundamental contributions to all areas of partial differential equations, but particularly in developing the analysis of variable-coefficient linear PDE, died last Sunday, aged 81. I unfortunately never met Hörmander personally, but of course I encountered his work all the time while working in PDE. One of his major contributions to the [...]

  • Newswire: ASPERA - European research agencies create sustainable entity for astroparticle physics

    Updated: 2012-11-30 05:12:00
    ASPERA - Brussels - 30 November 2012. European funding agencies for astroparticle physics celebrate today the successful work of the ASPERA European funded network and the launch of the newly founded APPEC, the Astroparticle Physics European Consortium.

  • Newswire: INFN - INFN Revises Its Flagship Project

    Updated: 2012-11-28 05:12:00
    The results of the international committee appointed by the the MIUR (Ministry of University and Research) for the costing review of the SuperB flagship project were examined yesterday by the Minister of Research, Francesco Profumo. The Minister had discussed those results with the management of the INFN and later with that of Cabibbolab.

  • MIT + postdoc opening

    Updated: 2012-11-19 20:38:00
    After 8 years at MIT, and a little over 7 years away, I will return to MIT this January to join the Physics faculty. I love the crazy nerdy atmosphere at MIT, and am really excited about coming back (although … Continue reading →

  • Newswire: SLAC - BaBar Experiment Confirms Time Asymmetry

    Updated: 2012-11-19 05:12:00
    Time's quantum arrow has a preferred direction, new analysis shows

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