Quantum Physics News RSS Feed - Quantum Physics

Planck Satellite Provides New Images of Rings and Loops in the Stars

Planck Satellite Provides New Images of Rings and Loops in the Stars

A ring of dust 200 light years across and a loop covering a third of the sky: two of the results in a new map from the Planck satellite. Dr Mike Peel and Dr Paddy Leahy of the Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JCBA) presented the images today at the National Astronomy Meeting (NAM 2015) at Venue Cymru, Llandudno, Wales. [More]
Micro-Gravitational Lens Helps Localize Origin of High-Energy Gamma Radiation from Gas Jets

Micro-Gravitational Lens Helps Localize Origin of High-Energy Gamma Radiation from Gas Jets

Turbulent processes take place close to supermassive black holes, which lurk in the centres of nearly all galaxies. They swallow up matter flowing in from the outside while at the same time producing so-called gas jets which shoot out into space in two opposite directions. [More]
X-ray Laser Helps Record Effects of Shock Waves Rippling Across Diamond

X-ray Laser Helps Record Effects of Shock Waves Rippling Across Diamond

Researchers have used an X-ray laser to record, in detail never possible before, the microscopic motion and effects of shock waves rippling across diamond. [More]
LHC Begins Run 2 Second Multi-Year Operating Period with Nearly Double Collision Energies

LHC Begins Run 2 Second Multi-Year Operating Period with Nearly Double Collision Energies

At the beginning of June, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, the European research facility, began smashing together protons once again. The high-energy particle collisions taking place deep underground along the border between Switzerland and France are intended to allow physicists to probe the furthest edges of our knowledge of the universe and its tiniest building blocks. [More]
Astronomers Discover Ring of Rocks Circling Very Young Star

Astronomers Discover Ring of Rocks Circling Very Young Star

A team of astronomers led from St Andrews and Manchester universities today (6 July) announced the discovery of a ring of rocks circling a very young star. [More]
NuSTAR Reveals Hidden Supermassive Black Holes

NuSTAR Reveals Hidden Supermassive Black Holes

Astronomers have found evidence for a large population of hidden supermassive black holes in the Universe. [More]
Sequential ‘Snapshots’ of Ultrafast Quantum Unidirectionally Rotating Molecules

Sequential ‘Snapshots’ of Ultrafast Quantum Unidirectionally Rotating Molecules

Can you imagine how subnano-scale molecules make an ultrafast rotation at a hundred billion per second? Do the ultrafast rotating subnano-scale molecules show a wave-like nature rather than particle-like behavior? The Japanese research team led by Professor Yasuhiro Ohshima at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Dr Kenta Mizuse at the Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, successfully took sequential "snapshots" of ultrafast unidirectionally rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second. [More]
Coupled Pendulums Behave Like a Topological Insulator

Coupled Pendulums Behave Like a Topological Insulator

Doughnuts, electric current and quantum physics - this will sound like a weird list of words to most people, but for Sebastian Huber it is a job description. [More]
Researchers Begin Wide-Area Survey of Dark Matter Distribution in the Universe

Researchers Begin Wide-Area Survey of Dark Matter Distribution in the Universe

Researchers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), the University of Tokyo and other institutions have begun a wide-area survey of the distribution of dark matter in the universe using Hyper Suprime-Cam, a new wide-field camera installed on the Subaru Telescope in Hawai'i. [More]
Energetic Fireworks Expected When Pulsar J2032 Swings Around Massive Companion Star

Energetic Fireworks Expected When Pulsar J2032 Swings Around Massive Companion Star

Astronomers are gearing up for high-energy fireworks coming in early 2018, when a stellar remnant the size of a city meets one of the brightest stars in our galaxy. [More]