Category Archives: APS Physics

Seeking Diversity When Faced with Adversity

Michael Ramsey-Musolf’s challenging experiences as an out gay physicist
started in the 1980s and led him to become a firm advocate for sexual and gender minor Continue reading

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Machine-Learning Model Could Improve Human Speech Recognition

A tool that predicts how many words per sentence a listener understands could one day allow companies to make bespoke hearing aids with improved capabilities. Continue reading

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Heat Leaks from Trapped-Ion Qubits

By determining whether two qubits are coupled to a third “hidden” one, researchers can detect whether energy is irreversibly lost from a quantum system. Read more in APS Physics…

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Ultracold Molecules Have Staying Power

Intermediate, nonreactive atom-molecule complexes last for a surprisingly long time.  Read more in APS Physics…

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Bringing into Focus the Debris of Heavy-Ion Collisions

A deblurring technique pioneered in optics could correct for measurement-induced smearing of particle distributions in a high-energy nuclear collision experiment. Read more in APS Physics…

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Airborne Spiders Drift on Multiple Silk Threads

Simulations reveal new details of the way spiders can fly by exploiting the electric field present in the atmosphere. Continue reading

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Extracting the Spin and Valley Information of Electrons

An electron’s spin and valley information can be determined by monitoring how easily that electron passes through a qubit.  Read more in APS Physics…

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Galactic Debris as a Dark Matter Identifier

Dynamic maps of 12 stellar streams trace paths that are determined by the distribution of mass in the Milky Way. Continue reading

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Blowin’ in the Galactic Wind

Nuclear winds expel cold molecular hydrogen gas from the Galactic Center, providing new clues to how star-forming material circulates through the Galaxy. Continue reading

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Quantum Measurement Strikes a Balance

An experiment demonstrates the trade-off between measurement and total information content—comprising gain, disturbance, and reversibility—in a quantum system. Continue reading

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