A Way to Experimentally Test String Theory’s “Fuzzball” Prediction

Simulations reveal the gravitational-wave signal of string theory’s “fuzzy” black holes, a signature that researchers could potentially measure. Read more in APS Physics…

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The impact of switching research fields

A new quantitative study finds a correlation between physicists who change areas of research and their scientific impact as measured by citations. Read more in Physics Today…

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A simple magnetic field configuration could trigger solar eruptions

A sheared magnetic loop in the Sun’s corona can give rise to a thinning sheet of electrical current, magnetic reconnection, and tension forces strong enough to hurl material into space. Read more in Physics Today…

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LED Material Shines Under Strain

A simple tactic may increase the efficiency of LED devices. Read more at Berkeley Lab…

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Analyzing the Sharkskin Instability

The stretching and recoiling of polymer chains leads to the characteristic ridge pattern as a soft material exits a narrow nozzle. Read more in APS Physics…

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Low-Loss Quantum Buses for Photons

Researchers demonstrate a way to shuttle photons between modules of a quantum processor that can detect and correct communication losses. Read more in APS Physics…

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How a simple magnetic field configuration could trigger solar eruptions

The reconnection of single-looped field lines in the Sun’s corona can create tension forces strong enough to hurl material into space, according to a new simulation. Read more in Physics Today…

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Balding Black Holes Lose Their Magnetic Hair

First-principles plasma simulations show that black holes can’t keep their magnetic fields. Read more in APS Physics…

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Ricocheting Waves Pinpoint an Object’s Location

An echo chamber captures small-scale information about an object without the need for up-close probing. Read more in APS Physics…

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Quantum Metasurfaces Entangle Photons on Demand

When it’s modulated by laser beams, a surface made of polarizable meta-atoms can entangle a photon’s properties in multiple, controllable ways. Read more in APS Physics...

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