29 Jan 2013 - 10:00
One of the major frontiers of modern science is a comprehensive understanding of the human brain and its functions to guide the development of new technologies in information and communication. In a...
Type: Press release
22 Jan 2013 - 17:38
While some languages are more difficult to translate than others, the hardest by far is mathematics. And if there's a dialect of math that boggles more minds than any other, it’s the complex...
Type: News Article
The Quantum Systems Unit
22 Jan 2013 - 17:15
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Quantum Coherence in a Bose-Einstein Condensate
22 Jan 2013 - 17:01
Many-particle quantum coherence is a phenomenon where two or more particles take on the form of a wave and combine to act as one large wave. A Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC) consists of a gas cooled...
Type: Photo
The Superposition of an Atom
22 Jan 2013 - 16:50
Under quantum conditions a single atom can be in two places at once, i.e. in superposition with itself. These images show the superposition of an atom from two different perspectives. The red smears...
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The Double-Slit Experiment
22 Jan 2013 - 16:46
By shooting an electron at a wall with two slits positioned in front of a screen, physicists found that matter can exhibit the characteristics of a wave in one case and a particle in another. If the...
Type: Photo
Quantum Cherry Blossom Tree
22 Jan 2013 - 16:39
Chlorophyll pigment molecules pass energy from a photon until it reaches a special molecule of chlorophyll -- the reaction center. Photosynthesis' efficiency may be due to the photon energy's...
Type: Photo
7 Jan 2013 - 15:15
A male and female goby, Rhinogobius brunneus, found in Okinawa. Photo by Ken Maeda
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4 Jan 2013 - 04:00
In talking with Professor Mahesh Bandi you may notice he peppers interesting facts into the dialogue about what we know or don’t know, or came to know in physics. Bandi’s research interests lie in...
Type: News Article
25 Dec 2012 - 15:51
When a fluid flows through a pipe or down the bed of a river at high velocities, it forms whirlpools and becomes turbulent. These whirlpools, known as “eddies”, lead to a striking increase in...
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