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Secret of antimatter creation in cosmic collisions revealed

Added: 14 Apr 2022

At the Quark Matter conference and Rencontres de Moriond conferences, the LHCb collaboration presen…

So... What is the point of physics? IOP is offering £1000 for the best answer!

Added: 7 Apr 2022

IoP launches a new challenge to get young people to see physics differently. With only one in ten p…

Scientists design remote monitoring system for inaccessible quantum devices

Added: 1 Apr 2022

Researchers have developed an innovative remote monitoring system for ultra-sensitive quantum devic…

Hybrid atom response at CERN may lead to new forms of antimatter

Added: 25 Mar 2022

A hybrid matter­­–antimatter helium atom containing an antiproton, the proton’s antimatter equivale…

CERN environmental report sets out concrete actions to reduce its environmental footprint

Added: 25 Nov 2021

CERN released its second public Environment Report covering the years 2019-2020 when the accelerato…

Groundbreaking technique may lead to discovery of 'fifth force'

Added: 13 Sep 2021

A group of researchers have used a groundbreaking new technique to reveal previously unrecognised p…

Decades of research brings quantum dots to brink of widespread use

Added: 18 Aug 2021

A new article in Science magazine gives an overview of almost three decades of research into colloi…

Combining classical and quantum computing opens door to new discoveries

Added: 17 Jun 2021

New approaches are needed to lay the pathway to efficient and effective quantum computing. Now, res…

Electron microscopy just became a thousand times more efficient

Added: 3 Jun 2021

Imaging a million samples a second to make electron microscopy a thousand times more efficient, the…

Record quantum entanglement rates: A step closer to the Quantum Internet

Added: 2 Jun 2021

In a landmark step for quantum communications, researchers have achieved record entanglement rates …

Commercial quanta image sensors - a new era in solid-state imaging

Added: 27 May 2021

Solid-state technology capable of imaging individual photons of light to enable full-speed photon c…

First virtual symposium on quantum technology, semiconductors, and power generation

Added: 24 May 2021

Oxford Instruments plc is pleased to announce its first Virtual Symposium on Quantum Technology, Se…

CERN results may violate the standard model of particle physics

Added: 23 Mar 2021

New results from CERN's Large Hadron Collider, beauty (LHCb) strengthen hints of a violation of lep…

A novel light harvesting engine strings buckyballs and chromophores on DNA

Added: 26 Feb 2021

Researchers have synthesised a novel type of organic light-harvesting supramolecule by arranging fl…

Not just a droplet: Explaining one dimensional quantum liquid formation

Added: 22 Jan 2021

A new type of quantum droplet - the most dilute liquids ever experimentally observed - helps unrave…

Let the countdown commence with atomic accuracy

Added: 31 Dec 2020

10 - 9 - 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2 - 1... Happy New Year!

While the UK looks to Big Ben and the US…

Quantum technology spins into scalability

Added: 11 Dec 2020

A multi-disciplinary team has published proof-of-concept for a powerful and scalable quantum techno…

Graphene researchers throw physics out the window

Added: 16 Nov 2020

A Manchester University graphene research team has just thrown the physics textbook out of the prov…

Error forecasting for safer fusion energy

Added: 24 Sep 2020

Bringing the power of the sun to Earth requires sound theory, good engineering, and a little finess…

Plugging the power leak for fusion reactions

Added: 6 Aug 2020

Scientists have found a novel way to prevent pesky magnetic bubbles in plasma from interfering with…