Physicists produce symmetry-protected Majorana edge modes on a quantum computer

Artist’s depiction of Majorana edge modes on a string of superconducting qubits. Credit: Google Quantum AI Physicists at Google Quantum AI have used their quantum computer to study a type of efficient particle that is more resilient to environmental perturbations that can degrade quantum computations. These effective particles, known as Majorana edge patterns, are formed … Read more

Astronomers say the mysterious bright flash is a jet black hole heading straight for Earth

A3 tidal disturbance graph. Credit: Carl Knox-Osgrave, ARC Center of Excellence for Gravitational Wave Detection, Swinburne University of Technology Earlier this year, astronomers were observing data from the Zwicky Transit Facility, an all-sky survey at California’s Palomar Observatory, when they detected an unusual flash in a part of the sky where no such light had … Read more

Studying muonium to reveal new physics beyond the Standard Model

Frequency scanning aluminum at 22.5 watts in the range of 200-800MHz. Black line fitting with, gray line without number 3s contribution. Error bars correspond to the statistical error of the count. The colored regions represent the essential contributions from 2s – 2s1/2 Transitions, i.e. 583MHz (blue), 1140MHz (orange), 1326MHz (green), and bundled 3s– 3s1/2 (yellow). … Read more

New research reveals mysterious and paradoxical heat transfer behaviours

Illustration of a boron arsenide crystal placed between two diamonds in a controlled chamber with heat energy transferred under intense pressure. Credit: H Lab/UCLA UCLA researchers and their colleagues have discovered a new physical principle that governs how heat moves through materials, and the discovery goes against the conventional wisdom that heat always moves faster … Read more

Exposing the frightening entanglement between quantum artificial intelligence and the BBC • The Record

Opinion The UK’s national broadcaster, the BBC, its R&D team and its complete 100-year archive, 15 Million Items are part of a new consortium investigating QNLP, Quantitative Natural Language Processing, with the ultimate goal of automating the extraction of meaning from human babble. “The most mysterious thing in the universe is that it is comprehensible,” … Read more

Complete Einstein’s Theories – A Breakthrough in Particle Physics

More than a century after the theory emerged, scientists have completed Einstein’s homework on special relativity in electromagnetism. Osaka University researchers have demonstrated the relativistic contraction of an electric field generated by fast-moving charged particles, as predicted by Einstein’s theory, which could help improve particle and radiation physics research. More than a century ago, one … Read more

Quantum Breakthrough: Scientists Extend Qubit’s Life

Scientists have shown that they can extend the life of a molecular qubit by changing the surrounding crystal structure to be less symmetric. The asymmetry protects the qubit from noise, enabling it to hold information five times longer than if it existed in a symmetric structure. Credit: MIT/Dan Lorenza stability in asymmetry By breaking the … Read more

The study looks at a rare Icn-type supernova

Diagrams of the searcher for SN 2022ann (right) and its host galaxy, SDSS J101729.72–022535.6 (center and left). Credit: Davis et al. , 2022. An international team of astronomers has conducted optical and near-infrared observations of a rare Icn-type supernova known as SN 2022ann. Study results posted November 9 on a preprint server arXivsheds more light … Read more

Black holes are stronger than thought – magnetic fields reach deeper into galaxies

Artist’s conception of Cygnus A, surrounded by a ring of dust and debris with jets shooting out from its center. Magnetic fields trapping dust near the supermassive black hole at the galaxy’s core are illustrated. This initial study spurred a larger comparison of radio loudness with polarization and was included in the composite dataset. Credit: … Read more