Quantum Physics News

Physicists find a new way to represent π

 Quantum Physics News
 18 June 2024
While investigating how string theory can be used to explain certain physical phenomena, scientists at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) have stumbled upon on a new series representation for the irrational number π. It provides an easier way to extract π from calculations involved in...

Quantum computing trade-off problem addressed by new system

 Quantum Physics News
 18 June 2024
The potential of quantum computers is currently thwarted by a trade-off problem. Quantum systems that can carry out complex operations are less tolerant to errors and noise, while systems that are more protected against noise are harder and slower to compute with....

New material puts eco-friendly methanol conversion within reach

 Quantum Physics News
 17 June 2024
Researchers have developed innovative, eco-friendly quantum materials that can drive the transformation of methanol into ethylene glycol. This discovery opens up new possibilities for using eco-friendly materials in photocatalysis, paving the way for sustainable chemical production....

Quantum entanglement measures Earth rotation

 Quantum Physics News
 14 June 2024
Researchers carried out a pioneering experiment where they measured the effect of the rotation of Earth on quantum entangled photons. The work represents a significant achievement that pushes the boundaries of rotation sensitivity in entanglement-based sensors, potentially setting the stage for...

A liquid crystal source of photon pairs

 Quantum Physics News
 14 June 2024
Spontaneous parametric down-conversion (SPDC), as a source of entangled photons, is of great interest for quantum physics and quantum technology, but so far it could be only implemented in solids. Researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, SPDC in a liquid crystal. The results open a path to...

Quantum entangled photons react to Earth's spin

 Quantum Physics News
 14 June 2024
A team of researchers led by Philip Walther at the University of Vienna carried out a pioneering experiment where they measured the effect of the rotation of Earth on quantum entangled photons. The work, published in Science Advances, represents a significant achievement that pushes the boundaries...

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