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# Physics

## Latest Articles

### The ‘Weirdest’ Matter, Made of Partial Particles, Defies Description

Theorists are in a frenzy over “fractons,” bizarre, but potentially useful, hypothetical particles that can only move in combination with one another.

### How Bell’s Theorem Proved ‘Spooky Action at a Distance’ Is Real

The root of today’s quantum revolution was John Stewart Bell’s 1964 theorem showing that quantum mechanics really permits instantaneous connections between far-apart locations.

### A Video Tour of the Standard Model

The Standard Model is a sweeping equation that has correctly predicted the results of virtually every experiment ever conducted, as Quanta explores in a new video.

### Brighter Than a Billion Billion Suns: Gamma-Ray Bursts Continue to Surprise

These ultrabright flashes have recently been tracked for days, upending ideas about the cataclysms that create them.

### Gas Giants’ Energy Crisis Solved After 50 Years

Jupiter and Saturn should be freezing cold. Instead, they’re hot. Researchers now know why.

### Mathematicians Prove 2D Version of Quantum Gravity Really Works

In three towering papers, a team of mathematicians has worked out the details of Liouville quantum field theory, a two-dimensional model of quantum gravity.

### The Materials Scientist Who Studies the Innards of Exoplanets

Federica Coppari uses the world’s most powerful laser to recreate the cores of distant worlds.

### Graphene Superconductors May Be Less Exotic Than Physicists Hoped

Superconductivity has been discovered in graphene devices without any twists, suggesting the form of superconductivity in the material might be mundane after all.

### The Mystery at the Heart of Physics That Only Math Can Solve

The accelerating effort to understand the mathematics of quantum field theory will have profound consequences for both math and physics.