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Radio telescope discovers dense and spinning neutron star

Using the Murchison Widefield Array telescope, astronomers have discovered a pulsar – a dense and rapidly spinning neutron star sending radio waves into the cosmos.

Materials advancements are vital to the development of quantum hardware

A new study explores the necessity for advances in quantum hardware materials to further develop the capabilities of quantum computers.

How studying neutrinos can help us to better understand the Universe

Professors Luis A Anchordoqui from CUNY and Vanderbilt University’s Thomas J Weiler explain how neutrinos help us to understand the Universe.

Mysterious fast radio bursts found at lower-frequency than ever before

A new investigation has discovered radio waves transmitted at lower frequencies than ever detected before in mysterious fast radio bursts.

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Using high-energy neutrinos to identify sources of high-energy cosmic rays

Professor Carsten Rott discusses exploring the Universe with high-energy neutrinos to identify the sources of the high-energy cosmic rays and in search for new phenomena.

Using total absorption gamma-ray spectroscopy to study nuclear beta decay

Dr Muriel Fallot, Assistant Professor at the University of Nantes (SUBATECH Laboratory) performs her work using the Total Absorption Gamma-ray Spectroscopy technique to study...

Exploring the Universe with Cosmological surveys

Using cosmological surveys to trace the evolution of the Universe and understand its accelerated expansion. In the last hundred years, cosmology has made significant steps...

Neutrino research: aiding our understanding of the Universe

Michel Gonin, Senior physicist, and Professor at Leprince-Ringuet laboratory, discusses the latest neutrino experiments and how they are key to our understanding of the...

Improving the performance of superconductor wires

Researchers at Florida State University have discovered a way to improve the performance of electrical wires used as high-temperature superconductors.

Following the movement of atoms in real time could result in better materials design

Researchers from the University of Cambridge are following the movement of atoms as they cluster to form two-dimensional materials, a single atomic layer thick.

New research solves gravitational phenomenon of the ocean

An investigation has devised a new theory that looks to solve an oceanic gravitational phenomenon that has long evaded scientists.

Demonstrating atom interferometry in space for the first time

A team of researchers has successfully performed atom interferometry in space, on board a sounding rocket, for the first time.

Muon g-2 experiment provides evidence of new physics

Fermilab has published the first data from their muon g-2 experiment, revealing new evidence that physics beyond the standard model exists.

The Clover Array for Nuclear Structure Studies at HIγS

A new research programme in low-energy nuclear structure is currently under development at the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory.

Cooling down antihydrogen atoms using laser light for the first time

In a world first, the ALPHA collaboration at CERN has successfully cooled down antihydrogen atoms – the simplest form of atomic antimatter – using laser light.

Electromagnetic fields of nanostructures visualised in 3D

Researchers at Graz University of Technology and the University of Graz, along with experts from France, have visualised the electromagnetic fields of nanostructures in 3D.

Mysterious black hole photon sphere explained by string theory

Researchers at Kavli IPMU have utilised string theory to understand the behaviour of particles outside the photon sphere of a black hole.

Researching interactions between graphene and other 2D materials

A team of researchers has been experimenting on stacking and twisting layers of 2D materials. They have found that the layers interact by creating geometric patterns which impact the material properties.

New results from Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment at CERN

New results from the Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment, which could suggest a violation of the standard model of particle physics.

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Understanding the fermion condensation theory

Understanding the fermion condensation theory

Clark Atlanta University’s Center for Theoretical Studies of Physical Systems conducts unique research into strongly correlated Fermi systems. The theory of fermion condensation offers an...

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Searching for mysterious dark matter particles and the mass of neutrinos

Solving the common puzzles of cosmology, dark matter particles, and the mass of neutrinos using sensitive experiments requires continuous technological progress and, in particular,...

Particle detectors: the next generation of large particle physics experiments

AIDA-2020, a project co-funded by the European Commission, has made great progress in improving particle detectors’ performance. Particle detectors and accelerators are used in particle...

Understanding the origin of the universe with particle detector technologies

Dr Giovanni Lamanna, Director of Laboratoire d'Annecy de Physique des Particules, speak to The Innovation Platform about particle detector technologies and the significance of...

Astrophysics

From the birth, life and death of stars, planets and galaxies, astrophysics is the branch of space science that looks to apply the laws of physics to develop greater understanding of our universe.

Astrophysical challenges tackled at CEA: multiwavelength observations of the cosmos

Dr Anne Decourchelle of CEA Saclay outlines the intriguing science results from the CEA's astrophysics department based on multiwavelength observations. When it comes to the...

Water in space and the formation of new planets

Professor Edwin Bergin from the University of Michigan’s Department of Astronomy explains why a better understanding of water in space is crucial in understanding...

Searching for the sources of high energy cosmic rays

Professor Pierre Sokolsky of the Telescope Array Project speaks to The Innovation Platform about the significance of laboratory expansion in finding the source of...

Nuclear Physics

Nuclear physics takes a closer look at the protons and neutrons at the centre of an atom and what holds them together. It includes such processes as the break-up of the nucleus, radioactive decay, fission and fusion, the merging of nuclei.

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Using total absorption gamma-ray spectroscopy to study nuclear beta decay

Dr Muriel Fallot, Assistant Professor at the University of Nantes (SUBATECH Laboratory) performs her work using the Total Absorption Gamma-ray Spectroscopy technique to study...

Technology in relativistic heavy ion collider physics research

Professor John W Harris, from Yale University’s Wright Laboratory, outlines the development of accelerator technologies and the evolution in relativistic heavy ion collider physics...

The latest results from heavy-ion experiments at RHIC and LHC

Professor Rene Bellwied from the University of Houston describes the latest results from heavy-ion experiments at RHIC and LHC and their relevance to our...

Neutrino Physics

One of the most abundantly present particles in our universe, Neutrinos are a subatomic particle that is very similar to an electron with the exception of no electrical charge and a very small mass.

Probing the Universe’s ‘ghost particle’

Yale University’s Professor Karsten Heeger and Temple University’s Professor Jim Napolitano outline the study of neutrino oscillations with Daya Bay and PROSPECT: a collaboration...

ArgonCube – Lego for the world of cryogenic neutrino detectors

Physicists from the University of Bern have developed a novel approach to large neutrino detectors based on liquid argon. In the zoo of elementary particles,...

Neutrinos, antineutrinos and fundamental interactions

Professor Roberto Petti from the University of South Carolina discusses current and future neutrino experiments (including a dedicated LBNF beamline at Fermilab) designed to...