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Charge Quantization: No Discrete Matter

Charge Quantization: No Discrete Matter

In collaboration with the physicists from the University of Paris, Yale Professor Leonid Glazman has developed a theoretical framework for better understanding the properties of electric charge in nanoscale devices.

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Schrodinger’s (Twin) Cat: Quantum Computing Researchers Pioneer Two-Cavity Cat-States

Schrodinger’s (Twin) Cat: Quantum Computing Researchers Pioneer Two-Cavity Cat-States

Alive or dead? Cutting-edge research by scientists at Yale multiplies the power of Schrodinger’s cat, heralding the age of the quantum computer.

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Fermilab and the Future of High Energy Physics in Yale Hands

Fermilab and the Future of High Energy Physics in Yale Hands

Yale Professor Bonnie Fleming was appointed Deputy Chief Research Officer at Fermilab and will oversee projects about the newly discovered neutrino. This research could change our understanding of how the universe came to be.

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The Missing Link in Particle Physics

The Missing Link in Particle Physics

Ongoing research led by Yale Wright Laboratory Director Karsten Heeger seeks to prove or disprove the existence of a fourth form of neutrino–the sterile neutrino. The results would require physicists to rethink the Standard Model of Particle Physics and its assumptions.

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Undergraduate Profile: Greg Meyer ’16

Undergraduate Profile: Greg Meyer ’16

Greg Meyer’s early passion for hands-on encounters propelled him into physics research at Yale, CERN, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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Yale Professor Wins Keck Grant: Probing the boundary of quantum and classical

Yale Professor Wins Keck Grant: Probing the boundary of quantum and classical

Yale associate professor of physics Jack Harris has received a Keck grant to investigate quantum gravity.

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Rebirth of Wright

Rebirth of Wright

For 50 years, the Wright Particle Accelerator was a symbol of Yale’s commitment to and dominance in the field of physics. This story commemorates these decades of excellence, and explores what is next for the Wright Lab.

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Quantum Cryptography: An Uncertain Future for Information Security

Quantum Cryptography: An Uncertain Future for Information Security

Recent cyber attacks have caused concern over the state of information security, but quantum key distribution promises to revolutionize public key cryptography and reconfigure the relationship between code-makers and code-breakers.

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Q&A: What is the Higgs Boson?

Q&A: What is the Higgs Boson?

The science behind the “God particle.”

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Why is uranium used in nuclear bombs?

Why is uranium used in nuclear bombs?

In 1934, a team led by Italian scientist Enrico Fermi began bombarding uranium atoms with neutrons, producing much smaller atoms, such as barium, and some neutrons. This process came to be known as nuclear fission.

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