Theoretical Physics News

08/02/2017

Improving Understanding of the Quantum World With Quantum Dots

Scientists have built an 'artificial material'  that mimics quantum behavior.

07/21/2017

An Experiment Proposed by Stanford Theorists Finds Evidence for the Majorana Fermion, a Particle That’s Its Own Antiparticle

Researchers have found evidence of particles that are their own antiparticles. The discovery could help make quantum computers more robust.

06/06/2017

Neutrino Discovery: A Step Closer to Finding CP Violation

This violation of symmetry, called the charge-parity (CP) violation, does not explain the large amount of matter existing in the Universe.​

06/01/2017

One Step Closer to the Quantum Internet by Distillation

This method is essential to realize an unhackable internet.

06/01/2017

LIGO Detects Merging Black Holes for Third Time

Nearly 3 billion light years from Earth, the black holes are the farthest ever detected.

05/19/2017

World’s Most Sensitive Dark Matter Detector Releases First Results

UChicago scientists part of international XENON collaboration.

05/01/2017

Virtual Earth-Sized Telescope Aims to Capture First Image of a Black Hole

UChicago-led South Pole Telescope part of international effort to study event horizon.

02/27/2017

New World-Leading Limit on Dark Matter Search from PICO Experiment

The new result is a factor of 17 improvement in the limit.

02/06/2017

Stars Align In Test Supporting “Spooky Action at a Distance”

Physicists address loophole in tests of Bell’s inequality, using 600-year-old starlight.

01/26/2017

Faster-Than-Expected Expansion of the Universe Supported by Results from Cosmic Lensing Research

An international team of astronomers make an independent measurement of how fast the Universe is expanding.

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