Quantum physics could be the key to human brain

Discoveries over the last two decades have shed light on a crucial role for “quantumness” in human cognition – how the human brain processes information to acquire knowledge or understanding. 

Quantum algorithm breakthrough

Physicists report the development of a quantum algorithm with the potential to study a class of many-electron quantums system using quantum computers.

Heat energy leaps through empty space

A surprising new study shows that heat energy can leap across a few hundred nanometers of a complete vacuum, thanks to a quantum mechanical phenomenon. It could have profound implications for the design of computer chips and other nanoscale electronic components.

Novel quantum state of matter discovered

US researchers have discovered a quantum state of matter that is 10 times more tuneable than existing theories can explain. This opens enormous possibilities for next-generation nanotechnologies and quantum computing.

Superradiance: Quantum effect detected in tiny diamonds

An atom gives off energy and causes many other atoms in its vicinity to emit light as well. This phenomenon is called 'superradiance'. For the first time, this phenomenon has now bean measured in a solid-state system.

World-first quantum computer simulation of chemical bonds

Physicists have now demonstrated the world-first simulation of a chemical bond using trapped ion qubits, one of the most promising pathways to full-scale quantum computing.

NASA to create coldest place in the universe

The agency just launched the Cold Atom Lab, a box that takes advantage of microgravity aboard the International Space Station and creates a temperature roughly 10 billion times colder than the vacuum of space.

Quantum entanglement in massive atom clouds

Now three independent European research groups have managed to entangle not just a pair of particles, but separated clouds of thousands of atoms.

Quantum entanglement has now been made a reality in objects

The researchers managed to bring the motions of two individual vibrating drumheads -- fabricated from metallic aluminium on a silicon chip -- into an entangled quantum state.

A new state of matter

Physicists have identified a new state of matter whose structural order operates by rules more aligned with quantum mechanics than standard thermodynamic theory.

Scientists discover the existence of 4D, one more invisible 'spatial dimension'

Even though we cannot physically access the 4D world, being aware of its existence will pave the way to future discoveries and a better understanding of our Universe.

New type of quantum material

Physicists surprised when their theoretical model pointed to the existence of a never-before-seen material in a different realm of physics -- that of topological quantum materials.

Long-lived storage of a photonic qubit for worldwide teleportation

Scientists achieve long storage times for photonic quantum bits which break the lower bound for direct teleportation in a global quantum network.

A single photon reveals quantum entanglement of 16 million atoms

Scientists from Switzerland recently reengineered their data processing, demonstrating that 16 million atoms were entangled in a one-centimeter crystal.

Physicists Take Big Step Towards Quantum Computing with new Experiment

An team of German researchers recently conducted an experiment that has once again proven that quantum entanglement is possible.