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Atomic and Molecular Physics

Viewpoint: Sharpening the Features of Optical Lattices

Lasers trap cold atoms in a lattice of potential barriers much narrower than the lasers’ wavelength. Read More »

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Focus: Video—Condensate Duo Puts on a Show

Simulations of the mixing of two oppositely polarized Bose-Einstein condensates produce fingering patterns that look like those of classical fluids. Read More »

Fluid Dynamics

Synopsis: Acoustic Waves Direct Particles in Microchannels

Acoustic waves guided by the channels of a microfluidic device can precisely manipulate microscopic particles suspended in the liquid flowing through the device. Read More »

Atomic and Molecular Physics

Viewpoint: Atoms Oscillate Collectively in Large Optical Lattice

By coupling atoms in an optical lattice to a thin elastic membrane, researchers have demonstrated a dynamic instability that is evidence of collective atomic motion. Read More »

Particles and Fields

Synopsis: Putting Neutrino Oscillations on Ice

The IceCube mission in the ice of Antarctica has measured neutrino oscillations at energies higher than any previous observation. Read More »

Quantum Information

Viewpoint: Quantum Computer Simulates Excited States of Molecule

Excited-state energies of the hydrogen molecule have been calculated using a two-qubit quantum computer. Read More »

Statistical Physics

Focus: A Tiny Engine Powered by Light and Liquid Physics

A micrometer-sized sphere trapped by optical tweezers in a liquid, under the right conditions, orbits rapidly around the laser beam—creating a potential micromixing device. Read More »

FEATURE

Q&A: A Condensed Matter Theorist Embraces AI

Juan Carrasquilla gave himself a crash course on machine learning and found a new way of approaching condensed-matter theory. Read More »

Particles and Fields

Synopsis: LHC Sees No Dark Photons

A search for dark photons at the LHC comes up empty but puts new constraints on the strength of the hypothetical particles’ coupling to electromagnetic fields. Read More »

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