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These ultrabright flashes have recently been tracked for days, upending ideas about the cataclysms that create them.
Even in an incomplete state, quantum field theory is the most successful physical theory ever discovered. Nathan Seiberg, one of its leading architects, talks about the gaps in QFT and how mathematicians could fill them.
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.
Federica Coppari uses the world’s most powerful laser to recreate the cores of distant worlds.
Superconductivity has been discovered in graphene devices without any twists, suggesting the form of superconductivity in the material might be mundane after all.
The accelerating effort to understand the mathematics of quantum field theory will have profound consequences for both math and physics.
Scientists have long struggled to understand how common planets form. A new supercomputer simulation shows that the missing ingredient may be magnetism.
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