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Study using ultracold atoms sheds new light on an unknown quantum phenomenon

Researchers at the University of Bonn, Germany, have used ultracold atoms to study a previously unknown quantum phenomenon.

The Big Science of astroparticle physics

Dr Giovanni Lamanna, the Director of the CNRS-IN2P3 Laboratory of Particle Physics in Annecy, LAPP, discusses the laboratory’s research programme, particle physics, astroparticle physics, and understanding the laws of the Universe

What happens when supersolid materials are destabilised?

Physicists from Innsbruck and Geneva have investigated what happens when supersolid materials are brought out of balance.

Scientists use an X-ray laser to observe the formation of polarons

Scientists at the Department of Energy have used an X-ray laser to observe and directly measure the formation of polarons.

Special Reports

Unravelling fine-tunings in nuclear physics

Important developments in theoretical nuclear physics and understanding the fine-tuning of the Universe that has led to the evolution of life on Earth. Element generation...

Leading the US nuclear physics community

Berkeley Lab discusses leading the US nuclear physics community and the diverse research activities taking place at the lab.

Scientists discover that a storm on Neptune may have changed direction

Astronomers have used the Hubble Space Telescope to observe a mysterious dark vortex on Neptune, which has steered away from a likely death.

The University of Birmingham aims to test its quantum-enabled radar detection system using compact atomic clock oscillators

The University of Birmingham, UK, has announced plans to test the precision of its quantum-enabled radar detection system.

Physicists report the discovery of bursts of cosmic ray electrons accelerated by shock waves from the Sun

Physicists report the detection of bursts of cosmic ray electrons accelerated by shock waves originating from major eruptions on the Sun.

Exploring matter 10 microseconds after the Big Bang

Professor John W Harris, from Yale University’s Department of Physics, discusses how a better understanding of what happened immediately...

The fundamental role of physics in understanding the universe

Professor Regina Demina, from the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Rochester, argues that the role of physics is finding the truth and making sense of the world, and should not be seen as only geared towards the discovery of wholly new phenomena

Solving the mystery behind dark energy and the cosmological constant

A team of Columbian researchers suggest that an early model could solve the mystery behind the relationship between dark energy and the cosmological constant. The...

New tools for nuclear astrophysics experiments

Professor Arthur Champagne, from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and the Triangle Universities Nuclear Laboratory, describes a new accelerator facility for...

New technology to improve the extraction of thorium

A Russian research consortium has improved the technology used in the alkaline extraction of thorium, increasing the sustainability and safety of nuclear power. The consortium...

High energy physics in China

Professor Yifang Wang spoke to The Innovation Platform about high energy physics in China and the multifaceted work taking place at the Institute of...

New cost-effective way of tuning laser wavelengths to infrared

A team of researchers at Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) has discovered a cost-effective way of tuning laser wavelengths to infrared. The INRS...

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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 conduct 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.

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...

Small groups in Big Science: hunting the laws of the Universe

Professor Anna Lipniacka from the Department of Physics and Technology at the University of Bergen, highlights the role of the Norwegian physics community in...

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...