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The Quantum Theory That Peels Away the Mystery of Measurement

A recent test has confirmed the predictions of quantum trajectory theory.

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Quantum Leaps, Long Assumed to Be Instantaneous, Take Time

An experiment caught a quantum system in the middle of a jump — something the originators of quantum mechanics assumed was impossible.

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How Feynman Diagrams Revolutionized Physics

In the late 1940s, Richard Feynman invented a visual tool for simplifying particle calculations that forever changed theoretical physics.

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With a Simple Twist, a ‘Magic’ Material Is Now the Big Thing in Physics

The stunning emergence of a new type of superconductivity with the mere twist of a carbon sheet has left physicists giddy, and its discoverer nearly overwhelmed.

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In Quantum Games, There’s No Way to Play the Odds

These games combine quantum entanglement, infinity and impossible-to-calculate winning probabilities. But if researchers can crack them, they’ll reveal deep mathematical secrets.

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Quantum Machine Appears to Defy Universe’s Push for Disorder

One of the first quantum simulators has produced a puzzling phenomenon: a row of atoms that repeatedly pops back into place.

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The Universe’s Ultimate Complexity Revealed by Simple Quantum Games

A two-player game can reveal whether the universe has an infinite amount of complexity.

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Mysterious Quantum Rule Reconstructed From Scratch

The new work promises to give researchers a better grip on the core mystery of quantum mechanics.

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New Quantum Paradox Clarifies Where Our Views of Reality Go Wrong

The Frauchiger-Renner thought experiment has shaken up the world of quantum foundations.