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Physicists have discovered a jewel-shaped geometric object that challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental constituents of nature.
theoretical physics

A Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

Physicists have discovered a jewel-shaped geometric object that challenges the notion that space and time are fundamental constituents of nature.

Researchers are making progress toward a “perfect lens” that will be able to resolve an organelle assembling a protein or a virus attacking a cell.
Physics

Physicists Close In on ‘Perfect’ Optical Lens

Researchers are making progress toward a “perfect lens” that will be able to resolve an organelle assembling a protein or a virus attacking a cell.

An interview with the Berkeley chemist K. Birgitta Whaley on the promise and challenge of translating quantum biology into practical quantum devices.
Q&A

In Pursuit of Quantum Biology

An interview with the Berkeley chemist K. Birgitta Whaley on the promise and challenge of translating quantum biology into practical quantum devices.

Whispers of the elusive particles are becoming stronger with a series of signals that appear to be zeroing in on a leading contender.
particle physics

In Hunt for Dark Matter, Promises to Keep?

Whispers of the elusive particles are becoming stronger with a series of signals that appear to be zeroing in on a leading contender.

New findings suggest that beneath the surface of quantum theory lies a vibrant string theory world where some matter corresponds to black holes in higher dimensions.
string theory

A Strange Side to Nature

New findings suggest that beneath the surface of quantum theory lies a vibrant string theory world where some matter corresponds to black holes in higher dimensions.

Theoretical cosmologists are piecing together a cosmic origin story from a surprising anomaly in the recently released Planck satellite image.
cosmology

Lopsided Map Offers Clues to Big Bang

Theoretical cosmologists are piecing together a cosmic origin story from a surprising anomaly in the recently released Planck satellite image.

Decades of confounding experiments have physicists considering a startling possibility: The universe might not make sense.
theoretical physics

Is Nature Unnatural?

Decades of confounding experiments have physicists considering a startling possibility: The universe might not make sense.

An interview with the Nobel Prize-winner David J. Gross on the confusing state of theoretical physics.
Q&A

Waiting for the Revolution

An interview with the Nobel Prize-winner David J. Gross on the confusing state of theoretical physics.

A radical theory predicting the existence of “time crystals” — perpetual motion objects that break the symmetry of time — is being put to the test.
Physics

Perpetual Motion Test Could Amend Theory of Time

A radical theory predicting the existence of “time crystals” — perpetual motion objects that break the symmetry of time — is being put to the test.