It isn’t quite “Star Trek,” but his optical tweezers use the pressure of light in a laser beam to seize and manipulate microscopic objects, from atoms to living cells.
A new study proves that far from being mere mathematical artifacts, particles that are indistinguishable from one another can be a potent resource in real-world experiments
Pictures created from old observations show the void’s stormy evolution over the past decade.
As an unintended byproduct of recent technological advances, we have become less detectable by other civilizations that might exist in the Milky Way.
New research from scientists with the Flatiron Institute and Simons Collaboration on the Many Electron Problem demonstrates that a one-dimensional chain of hydrogen atoms displays a wide variety of many-body effects. These findings suggest that the chain can be a useful model system for condensed-matter physics.
The detection of a gas in the planet’s atmosphere could turn scientists’ gaze to a planet long overlooked in the search for extraterrestrial life.