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The travel time of light inside the hydrogen molecule

The wave-particle duality is arguably one of the most intriguing concepts of quantum mechanics. Depending on the circumstances of the observation, a fundamental particle–like an electron–shows either wave- or particle-like behavior. One typical wave phenomenon is interference, where crests and troughs of two or more... click to read more

  • Sven Grundmann | PhD Student at Institut für Kernphysik, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Reading time 3 min
published on May 3, 2021
Cooled to the Quantum Realm

Levitation of objects sounds like magic, but it is precisely what Arthur Ashkin's optical tweezer won the Nobel Prize for in 2018. An optical tweezer amounts to an intense laser that focuses down to a very small point. Optical tweezers trap an object put at... click to read more

  • Kahan Dare | PhD Student at Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Manuel Reisenbauer | PhD Student at Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria
  • Uroš Delić | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology, Faculty of Physics, University of Vienna, Austria
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Reading time 2.5 min
published on Nov 6, 2020
Silencing a quantum drum

To a classical physicist, there is no fundamental limit to how well you can measure something. A classical object, for example, always exists in a well-defined position; if you want to know that position with better accuracy, you simply build a better microscope. The story... click to read more

  • David Mason | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Massimiliano Rossi | PhD student at Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Albert Schliesser | Professor at Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reading time 4 min
published on Feb 27, 2019