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The demonstration that one highly excited atom can inhibit the excitation of another far away holds promise for quantum computing with neutral atoms.
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The $550 million heavy ion accelerator will be an “incredible toy box” for nuclear physicists, says project director.
Traditionally custom-built, optical tweezers are now available off-the-shelf for single-molecule research and clinical applications.
On the nanoscale, almost all light sources blink. Surprisingly, such blinking occurs on time scales much larger than predicted by quantum mechanics and has statistics governed by nonergodicity.
By taking on a significant part of the education of high-school physics teachers, physics departments in the US can inspire their students and help ensure a scientifically educated population.
People gather, copy, and distribute information all the time. But in the quantum world, the laws of physics impose a severe restriction on copying: It is impossible to make a perfect copy of an unknown state.