Quantum Breakthrough: Scientists Extend Qubit’s Life

Scientists have shown that they can extend the life of a molecular qubit by changing the surrounding crystal structure to be less symmetric. The asymmetry protects the qubit from noise, enabling it to hold information five times longer than if it existed in a symmetric structure. Credit: MIT/Dan Lorenza stability in asymmetry By breaking the … Read more

Black holes are stronger than thought – magnetic fields reach deeper into galaxies

Artist’s conception of Cygnus A, surrounded by a ring of dust and debris with jets shooting out from its center. Magnetic fields trapping dust near the supermassive black hole at the galaxy’s core are illustrated. This initial study spurred a larger comparison of radio loudness with polarization and was included in the composite data set. … Read more

Physicist Sabine Hossenfelder: “There are quite a few areas in which physics and religion overlap” | Physics

sAbine Hossenfelder is a German theoretical physicist who writes books and runs a YouTube channel (with 618,000 subscribers at the time of writing) called Science without Gobbledygook. Born in Frankfurt, she studied mathematics at Goethe University and continued to focus on particle physics – her PhD explored the possibility that the Large Hadron Collider could … Read more

The new measurements provide a glimpse into the quantum future

The microloop resonator, shown here as a closed loop, produces pairs of high-dimensional photons. The researchers investigated these photons by manipulating the phases of the different frequencies, or colors, of the light and mixing the frequencies, as indicated by the intersecting multicolored lines. Credit: Yun-Yi Pai/ORNL, US Department of Energy A multi-institutional team has devised … Read more

Mathematicians solve a long-standing open problem of the so-called three-dimensional Euler singularities

Approximate steady state in the near field. left: profile ω̅; Right: θ̅ x. attributed to him: arXiv (2022). doi: 10.48550/arxiv.2210.07191 The motion of fluids in nature, including the flow of water in our oceans, the formation of hurricanes in our atmosphere, and the airflow surrounding aircraft, has long been described and simulated by what are … Read more

Obituary of Donald Perkins | Particle physics

Particle physicist Donald Perkins, who died at the age of 97, made fundamental discoveries about the structure of the proton and nuclear interactions at extreme energies, first proposing the use of beams of pion particles in the treatment of cancer. His career spanned the birth of particle physics, emerging from studies of cosmic rays in … Read more

Consciousness may depend on quantum entanglement

Supercomputers can beat us at chess and perform more calculations per second than the human brain. But there are other tasks our brains perform routinely that computers simply can’t match — interpreting events and situations and using imagination, creativity, and problem-solving skills. Our brains are amazingly powerful computers, using not just neurons but the connections … Read more