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Mapping the Road to Quantum Gravity

The road uniting quantum field theory and general relativity – the two great theories of modern physics – has been impassable for 80 years. Could a tool from condensed matter physics finally help map the way?

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Economics = MC2 -- A Portrait of the Modern Physics Startup

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In recent decades, many large high-tech companies have eliminated in-house research programs, turning instead to startup companies as their primary source of breakthrough innovations. AIP has released a new report on physics startups, based on interviews with 140 physicists and other professionals at some 91 startup companies in 14 states, companies which are engaged in making medical devices, manufacturing tools, nanotechnology, lasers and optical devices, renewable energy technologies and other products.

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Shedding Light on a Dark Universe: From the Higgs to Dark Matter

Join Dr. Gianfranco Bertone at the May 7 Perimeter Public Lecture as he dives into one of the most pressing challenges in modern science – identifying the nature of dark matter.

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Queuing Theory Helps Physicist Understand Protein Recycling

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Will Mather tries to extend an understanding of waiting in line to how cells operate, especially as it relates to what the consequences could be of protein traffic jams inside cells.

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Computer-Assisted Accelerator Design

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Accelerator physicist Stephen Brooks uses custom designed software to create a 3-D virtual model of the electron accelerator Brookhaven physicists hope to build inside the tunnel currently housing the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC).

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A New Key to Unlocking the Mysteries of Physics? Quantum Turbulence

The recent discovery of the Higgs boson has confirmed theories about the origin of mass and, with it, offered the potential to explain other scientific mysteries. But, scientists are continually studying other, less-understood forces that may also shed light on matters not yet uncovered. Among these is quantum turbulence, writes NYU's Katepalli Sreenivasan in a special issue of PNAS.

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From Quark Soup to Atoms and Stars

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Scientists using the atom smasher at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have observed a phase transition different than the smooth transition of the early universe from the hot “soup” of subatomic particles to the atoms, made up of neutrons, protons and electrons that are the building blocks of matter.

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Scientists Capture Ultrafast Snapshots of Light-Driven Superconductivity

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Scientists used ultrafast x-ray pulses to capture the disappearance of charge stripes that may be key to understanding room-temperature superconductivity

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